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40 x 30 cm / 16" x 12"
62 x 52 cm
Oil on board
Signed lower right
A Private Collection, Sydney
Introspection and stillness pervades in this most recent fine and evocative painting.
Late afternoon sunshine baths a tanned and naked young swimmer - Nathan Collett, a favourite model for the artist - who gazes down earnestly at an inflatable dolphin, who in contrast, exhibits a playful mood.
Wet speedos hang around the swimmer’s neck suggesting he has returned from swimming naked. He appears still and reflective, deep in a state of relaxation after the relentless physical effort required swimming in the surf waves.
This superbly painted smaller scaled artwork will be included in Watson’s much anticipated Sydney exhibition, opening next month.
Paintings pre-purchased will be available for shipping at the conclusion of the Sydney Exhibition and Book Launch. 19 February to 1 March, 2020
"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