• Geoff Stanistreet

    Bayside, Victoria

    Geoff Stanistreet
    I'm a retired Architect who lives in Melbourne. I have always liked painting or drawing as a hobby and pastime. Recently tutored at Melbourne University in architectural sketching. I admire the works of leading Australian water colourists including David Taylor , Ross Paterson and the works of Harold Herbert, Alvaro Castagnet and Clive Sinclair.
    Works selected for exhibition and sold at the 2017 Bayside Art Show, 2018 Mornington Art Show and 2018 Knox Art Show.
    • Artist Statement
      • Watercolour is a challenging and demanding medium that can quickly convey a subject with great clarity and expression. Trying to achieve this is both a joy and frustration.
    • Biography
      • Works selected for exhibition and sold at the 2017 Bayside Art Show, 2018 Mornington Art Show and 2018 Knox Art Show.
    • Interview
      • Which new trends or Australian artists do you find inspiring at the moment? The medium I use is Watercolour which because of its uncompromising characteristics is probably not the most popular medium used in Australia. Oils and Acrylics are used far greater. Yet I feel Watercolour is gaining recognition mainly due to the works done by four or five leading Australian watercolourist . I'm not sure what the new trends in Australian Art is other than it is very diverse.

        Which Australian deceased artist do you most admire and why? The late Harold Herbert would be one artist I admire.

        Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why? The Ian Potter Gallery at Federation Square Melbourne recently held an exhibition entitled " Luminous Australian Watercolours 1900 - 2000". The exhibition showed the great diversity of styles used by artist over the decades, but the works by Harold Herbert and Lionel Lindsay were the most interesting to me. Their work was fresh and expressive executed with great economy.

        Where do you get your inspiration for your work? Mainly nature.

        Do you have any rituals or habits involving your art-making that you can tell us about? Trying to get into the right mood for painting and when that happens, try not to over paint.

        What do you like most about being an artist? The freedom to do what you want without having to listen to others.

        How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block? Go for a walk.

        What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date? Having my work appreciated by others.

        Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how? Just to slow down a bit and appreciate nature through art.

        What are your plans for the coming year? None really, just to keep painting.

  • friday drive near hesket , macedon ranges , victoria painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Friday drive near Hesket , Macedon Ranges , Victoria
    Painting / 57 x 39 cm
    $195
  • werribee gorge state park  , victoria painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Werribee Gorge State Park , Victoria
    Painting / 38 x 57 cm
    $195
  • brighton jetty, melbourne painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Brighton Jetty, Melbourne
    Painting / 38 x 28 cm
    $170
  • coming and going, port phillip bay, melbourne  painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Coming And Going, Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne
    Painting / 38 x 28 cm
    $170
  • escarpment, horsham, western victoria  painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Escarpment, Horsham, Western Victoria
    Painting / 38 x 28 cm
    $170
  • coastal walk painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Coastal Walk
    Painting / 23 x 32 cm
    $170
  • last light, merrijig, victoria painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Last Light, Merrijig, Victoria
    Painting / 38 x 28 cm
    $180
  • mansfield view 2, high country, victoria painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Mansfield View 2, High Country, Victoria
    Painting / 30 x 21 cm
    $180
  • dubrovnik harbour, croatia painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Dubrovnik Harbour, Croatia
    Painting / 48 x 36 cm
    $210
  • high country, central victoria watercolour painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    High Country, Central Victoria
    Watercolour Painting / 28 x 38 cm
    $180
  • sunset over satellite island, bruny island, tasmania  watercolour painting geoff stanistreet GEOFF STANISTREET
    Sunset Over Satellite Island, Bruny Island, Tasmania
    Watercolour Painting / 38 x 28 cm
    $195
  • noosa river, tewantin, queenland painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Noosa River, Tewantin, Queenland
    Painting / 57 x 38 cm
  • tuscan landscape , siena , italy painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Tuscan Landscape , Siena , Italy
    Painting / 55 x 37 cm
  • tea tree bay noosa national park painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Tea Tree Bay Noosa National Park
    Painting / 38 x 28 cm
  • winery, red hill, victoria painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Winery, Red Hill, Victoria
    Painting / 53 x 38 cm
  • inskip point, queensland, australia painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Inskip Point, Queensland, Australia
    Painting / 38 x 28 cm
  • hobsons bay, williamstown, melbourne watercolour geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Hobsons Bay, Williamstown, Melbourne
    Watercolour / 38 x 28 cm
  • still reflections, royal botanic gardens, melbourne painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Still Reflections, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
    Painting / 38 x 28 cm
  • southern cross lane, melbourne  watercolour painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Southern Cross Lane, Melbourne
    Watercolour Painting / 28 x 38 cm
  • view to mount wellington painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    View to Mount Wellington
    Painting / 38 x 28 cm
  • after the rain, little collins street, melbourne watercolour painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    After the Rain, Little Collins Street, Melbourne
    Watercolour Painting / 26 x 38 cm
  • rising tide, sandringham, victoria watercolour painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Rising Tide, Sandringham, Victoria
    Watercolour Painting / 46 x 34 cm
  • heading home, russell street, melbourne watercolour painting geoff stanistreet
    GEOFF STANISTREET
    Heading Home, Russell Street, Melbourne
    Watercolour Painting / 28 x 38 cm