What you can expect to see from Piers in his upcoming exhibition are impressionistic scenes of quintessential Australian imagery. Rustic red, sunburnt desert scenes, immense blue skies contrasting with the reds and oranges of the earth, hazy depictions of the quiet bush, storming clouds, burnt landscapes, gorges, rivers, waterholes, clay pans and of course white gum trees.Bateman began his career in 1966 after spending eighteen months in London. On returning to Australia he held his first exhibition and from that moment he has never turned back. He went on to build a mud brick studio in the bush, sailed Greece and spent more time in Europe developing his style.
Bateman soon became one of the most sought after Australian landscape painters with his works in many corporate collections such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Embassy in Washington, the Caterpillar foundation in Chicago and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Company. He is also admired by many high profiled Australians’ with sporting legend Greg Norman, politician Andrew Peacock and business magnate and former British lions rugby union test winger Tony O’Reilly collecting his paintings.
Red Hill will be showcasing Piers’s new body of work in his exhibition “Footprints On The Land” from the 7th of September. However, his work from this collection is already available to purchase. Please contact the Red Hill Art Consultants on 07 3368 1442 to preview his work in person or view online at redhillgallery.com.au.