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Craig Parnaby paintings for sale. Craig Parnaby captures everyday moments of the Australian coastal lifestyle in his joyous acrylic on linen paintings. After studying fine art in Sydney he lived in Bondi for 2 decades which left a permanent imprint in the way he portrays the urban beach-going figures enjoying what the big blue has to offer. His deliverance is calming, timeless and skilful, creating beauty in simplicity. There is a stillness in his paintings which allows the viewer to fully absorb the moment, whilst the warmth that emanates off the scantily clad figures draw on their own memories of enjoying the sun, surf and sand. Craig Parnaby has been exhibiting since 1994 and has enjoyed many sell out exhibitions. He currently lives and works in northern NSW.

Craig Parnaby - Artist Biography

Australian Artist Craig Parnaby was born in Condobolin, Central NSW in 1967. He currently lives and works in northern NSW.

Craig Parnaby creates a unique visual iconography of coastal living. His imagery pays homage to the architectural forms and easy-going lifestyle of the urban coastal landscape. Craig’s perspective is positive, youthful and essentially humanist in its celebration of life’s simple pleasures. Craig Parnaby’s figurative works are developing as sculptural studies of the human form. The poses, shadows and spaces around his figures create a three-dimensional illusion of bodies merging with, and emerging from, the landscape like castles in the sand.

Parnaby’s strong sense of colour and form capture everything we love about the beauty of the coastline and the pleasure of being near the water. The tonal variations of umber beach figures in contrast to the turquoise sea and raspberry reds and oranges of bathers’ beach apparel create warmth that glows on the canvas.
Education
1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Solo Exhibitions
2017 Gullotti Galleries, Perth, WA Summer
2017 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliffe, Victoria
2016 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliffe, Victoria
2016 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland
2015 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliffe, Victoria
2015 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland
2014 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliffe, Victoria
2014 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland
2013 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliffe, Victoria
2013 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland
2012 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland Summer Days
2011 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria
2010 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria
2009 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria
2008 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria
2007 Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff, Victoria
2003 Bark Modern Art, Hong Kong Victoria, Last Summer
2002 Hill on Hargrave Gallery, Paddington, Sydney Summer Pictures
2002 Hill on Hargrave Gallery, Paddington, Sydney New Paintings
2001 Tim Hill@ Bondi Wadi Gallery, Woollahra, New Paintings
2001 Tim Hill@ Bondi Wadi Gallery, Woollahra, Autumn Paintings
2000 Tim Hill@ Bondi Wadi Gallery, Woollahra, New Paintings
1999 Tim Hill@ Bondi Wadi Gallery, Woollahra, New Pictures
1998 Tim Hill@ Bondi Wadi Gallery, Woollahra, Bondi Paintings
1997 Tim Hill@ Bondi Wadi Gallery, Woollahra, New Pictures
Group Exhibitions:
2011 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland Parnaby & Davies – Art & Sculpture
2010 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland Gold Coast Perspectives
2006 Art Sydney 06, Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park 2006 Art Melbourne 06. Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton
2005 Art Sydney 05, Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park 2005 Melbourne Affordable Art Show, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton
2004 Sydney Affordable Art Fair
2004 Melbourne Affordable Art Show
2003 Bondi Annual Art Fair, Swiss Grand, Bondi Beach
2003 Sydney Affordable Art Fair
2002 Hill on Hargave Gallery, Paddington, Christmas Show
2002 Hill on Hargave Gallery, Paddington, Summer Show
2001 Bondi Wadi Gallery, Woollahra, Christmas Show
2000 Bondi Wadi Gallery, Woollahra, Christmas Show
1999 Wadi Gallery, Bondi Beach, Christmas Show
1996 Bondi Icebergs
1994 Ardt Gallery opening show, Ardt at Leichardt
1993 North Sydney Olympic Pool, Under the Bridge

 

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