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32 x 32 cm / 13 x 13 in
55 x 55 cm / 22 x 22 in
Oil on board
Signed Lower Right
Available for immediate release
From the very popular 010: COAST series, this ultra realistic new painting features a handsome lifeguard who the artist observed at Noosa Beach, Queensland, Australia - a place Watson has continued to return to since his childhood.
Having previously painted the lifeguard in First Flag, Black and White and Lifeguard with Cockatoo, this is the first painting of him to reveal his face and strong torso. Vermillion red and cadmium yellow in the clothing and flag spectacularly pop against the blues and greens of an energetic ocean.
Late afternoon sunlight illuminates, reminiscent of a film set spotlight, as the lifeguard appears to pause and focus on something which remains mysterious to us in the distance. This outstanding artwork embodies great impact, and demands attention despite its smaller scale.
"I have been a proud collector of Ross' paintings for many years. His art is astounding in its beauty, emotion, and reverence for our humanity and the world we live in. His attention to the smallest details, and use of light, dark and colour, rivals art's greatest masters."
James J. O'Donnell, Patron, art collector, NYC
"We are loving our new acquisition and we know that 'Nathan, view to Florence' will bring us endless years of joy. Thanks for sharing your talent. We love your work so keep it up!"
Paul Zahra and Duncan Peerman, Sydney
"As avid art collectors we are very proud to have Ross' stunningly handsome work in our collection. His art brings us great joy and we love to share his work with our friends and visitors. We were absolutely thrilled to recently add 'Two Soldiers' to our collection."
Christopher Cosier & Chris Webber, Sydney
"I purchased the original painting 10 years ago at your gallery during Mardi Gras and it has given me enormous pleasure ever since. I remember standing in the gallery for a couple of hours wondering if I should buy it. I have never regretted that decision."
Jon Anderson and Lance Johnson, Palm Springs
"Your art hanging around our home provides us with such pleasure, and we can’t wait for A-Bay to join the Ross Watson family."
Haydon Elliot and Greg Moses, Melbourne
Join collectors and art museums such as the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Sir Elton John and J.D Wolfenson (former president of the World Bank) in collecting a timeless original oil painting.
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