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Stewart Merrett’s work is an unabashed celebration of life. Whether sun-soaked open seas or the delights of domestic life, his vision evades, in his words, being overly “intimidating, precious or intellectual”.
‘Pelican Beach’ is a triumph of composition. In it, Merrett captures a pelican against the water, three palm trees wavering in the distance. The scene is reduced to shape, line and colour, recalling the artist’s success as a textile designer. This is the resort wear of fine art.
Across his career, Merrett won acclaim for his textile art and screenprints. He created murals for master architect I.M. Pei, the Hilton and casinos in Darwin and Alice Springs, taking inspiration from everywhere: the garden, Japanese and Chinese design and his life in Melbourne society. He is represented in numerous corporate, private and public collections, including at the National Gallery of Victoria.
For fans of Merrett, the 1980s aesthetic or those in need of a beach getaway, ‘Pelican Beach’ is a view to savour. Stewart MERRETT (1943 - 2020)'Pelican Beach' 1983screenprint on paperImage Size: 35 x 55 cm Dimensions: 76 x 55 cm Signed: Signed Stewart Merrett and dated on Lower RightComes with Letter of ProvenanceAvailability: in stockCondition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.© The Artist or Assignee
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