First Flag


35 x 31 cm / 14" x 12"

58 x 53 cm / 23" x 21"

Oil on board
Signed lower left

A Private Collection, Long Island, NY


Mystery is central to the strength of this intriguing and very striking artwork, which invites us to imagine the faces of the two quietly sexy men starting their days at pristine Noosa Beach.

Combining an exhilarating use of spot colour, and a commanding depth of field which magnetically draws our eyes to the distant sand hills, Watson's invented scene evokes a calm and leisurely mood. Perfectly still and almost certainly waking from sleep, the young blonde surfer appears in a meditative state in contrast to the life guard who begins his day erecting the first flag.

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