An ongoing series of paintings and artwork reproduced as prints and cards, by Australian artist, Christine Porter of the machinery and tools on the sheep and cattle stations across Australia she visits as an artist-in-residence.
image: Sunshine Massey Harris 2013 watercolour on paper 20.5 x 20.5 cm SOLD private collection
In the days before machines were made of plastic and computer chips, they were made from cast iron, melted tin and chopped down trees. There’s a permanence about them that suggests a different way of dealing with the world. Nothing was instant, then. It was built to last, and it has. No matter where I travel, I see the remnants of this time, the machines, now redundant, but often-times still usable. Some have been restored. Some are restored moments after I record them. Some are kept in “museum” sheds. Some are left rotting in the paddocks – technically difficult thing to do, but rust valiantly they do. Usually I make one or two paintings in each series of the machinery there. On more than one occasion the machinery and other left-over-bits have become a key motif in the series. This page is about those works. They are a salutation to the iron-craftsmen who created them, the tradesmen who used them, and the historians who value them. Christine Porter Lismore 2013
Contact Christine to commission a painting of your favourite tractor or piece of machinery. image: the tractor from before the flood 2013 watercolour 14×15 sold
Please note that the colour on your screen may not match the actual artwork. Some available framed, others matted. Watercolour paintings priced from $300. These works are at Christine’s studio/gallery in Lismore. Please contact us to purchase or to book a studio visit.
Full Moon Publications has published several cards from Christine’s paintings that feature old machinery. Price $5.50 each or $3.30 for ten of any one design. Set of 6 cards:$22 each. Until our shopping cart is working, please contact us directly to purchase any cards. More card designs
These paintings have all been sold into private collections Australia wide