St Marys by the sea 1999 – Tania Heben
During 1987 Tania moved to the Far North of Queensland which she feels was an experience which helped her “really see colour for the first time” and her use of brilliant colour is undeniably one of the most well-known features of her work.
Her works contrast vivid local scenes of people still influenced by the colonial settlement period of the 1800s with the lush tropical vegetation of the Australian Rainforest and Jungle. Tania’s paintings have been described as “Gauuinesque” with the strong influence of both Matisse and Gauguin in her work. “I love the drama and colours of Queensland and local people fascinate me as they are so much a combination of the old and new. By way of record, I want to capture the architecture of the old Queensland style buildings before they disappear”, the artist explains.
St Marys By the Sea was inspired by a local couple’s wedding at the little chapel in Port Douglas Queensland in 1999.
The church has been a landmark building in the Douglas Shire since 1914. Relocated to the Rex Smeal Park in 1988 it has become a popular wedding chapel.
The Painting has recently been restored by the artist resized and revarnished. The Frame is the original in perfect condition.
Offers of interest can be made to the artist or Art In Transit. Currentley the only original remaining from the artist’s collection.
Original Oil on Canvas
Artwork Size 1200 x 900 mm
Outside dimension including Frame approx 1400 x 1100 mm
Frame: Varnished Red Timber Mould
Price from open to negotiation: $10,000.00
Artwork located in Port Douglas. Delivery not included but will be arranged.