Dave Sparkes

Distillation

5 March – 2 April 2022

Dave Sparkes

Wategos Reflections  2020,

watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

Tenterfield Trail  2021,

watercolour on paper, 26 x 36cm

SOLD

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Dave Sparkes

Moonee Estuary  2019,

watercolour on paper, 40 x 50cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

Shelley Beach  2020,

watercolour on paper, 28 x 38cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

Broken Head Afternoon  2021,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 55cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

Cosy Corner Triptych Morning Noon and Night  2021,

watercolour on paper, 3 x 22 x 30cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

Cape Byron Nocturne  2021,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 54cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

7 mile Beach Lennox  2021,

watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

Broken Head Nocturne  2021,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 55cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

The Island  2022,

watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm

SOLD

lone goat gallery byron bay Dave Sparkes

Dave Sparkes

Barrington Snow  2021,

watercolour on paper, 50 x 70cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

Magnetic Island  2021,

watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm

SOLD

Dave Sparkes

Upper Tallow Estuary  2021,

watercolour on paper, 26 x 36cm

$400.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Tallow Estuary  2021,

watercolour on paper, 26 x 36cm

$400.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

The Draining Rock  2022,

watercolour on paper, 26 x 36cm

$350.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Tweed River  2022,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 54cm

$950.00 (framed) 

Dave Sparkes

Tenterfield Red Gum  2022,

watercolour on paper, 26 x 36cm

$450.00 (framed) 

Dave Sparkes

Jibbon Beach 2021,

watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm

$450.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Byrrill Creek  2021,

watercolour on paper, 26 x 36cm

$750.00 (framed) 

Dave Sparkes

Back Beach Cabarita  2021,

watercolour on paper, 26 x 36cm

$450.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Looking South to Celito Beach  2020,

watercolour on paper, 50 x 70cm

$1100.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Lennox Head Nocturne  2020,

watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm

$550.00 (framed) 

Dave Sparkes

Flat Rock Beach Bendalong  2020,

watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm

$450.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Lennox Head in Sepia  2021,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 55cm

$950.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

The Pass  2022,

watercolour on paper, 50 x 70cm

$1200.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Wategos Glare in Sepia  2021,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 55cm

$850.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Tenterfield Cottage  2021,

watercolour on paper, 30 x 40cm

$450.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

The Clarence Hazy Afternoon  2021,

watercolour on paper, 26 x 36cm

$400.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Cape Byron Sea Mist  2021,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 54cm

$750.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Tamarama  2021,

watercolour on paper, 40 x 50cm

$550.00 (framed)

Dave Sparkes

Belongil Foreshore  2021,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 55cm

$750.00 (framed)

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Dave Sparkes

Brunswick River  2022,

watercolour on paper, 50 x 70cm

$1500.00 (framed)

lone goat gallery Dave Sparkes

Dave Sparkes

The Rockpool  2021,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 55cm

$950.00 (framed)

lone goat gallery byron bay Dave Sparkes

Dave Sparkes

Near Broken Head  2020,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 54cm

$1200.00 (framed) 

lone goat gallery byron bay Dave Sparkes

Dave Sparkes

Tallow Beach Littoral  2020,

watercolour on paper, 36 x 54cm

$800.00 (framed) 

lone goat gallery byron bay Dave Sparkes

Dave Sparkes

The Pass (Thommo's)  2020,

watercolour on paper, 50 x 70cm

$1200.00 (framed) 

lone goat gallery byron bay Dave Sparkes

Dave Sparkes

The Ocean Pool  2021,

watercolour on paper, 50 x 70cm

$1200.00 (framed) 

Exhibition Opening: 6–7.30pm Friday 18 March 2022 RSVP here

Artist in Conversation: 11am Saturday 19 March 2022 RSVP here

Artist in the Gallery: 10am–2pm Saturday 12 & 26 March 2022

'Reality is such a subjective, intangible concept. Trying to define it is like trying to lift a handful of water. The only real absolute is point of view, and changing this is as powerful as changing the object you’re viewing.

The most subtle variations of light, design or angle can transform the bland to the magical. The distillation of a scene can also convert the average into the sublime, by simply deleting any elements that don’t harmonise with the essence, the feeling, of a place. In my work, the feeling and atmosphere has priority over the actual landscape itself, and distilling the “essential oil” of a scene is paramount to creating an exciting visual work. 

I also try to evoke a sense of whimsical, almost hauntingly simplified realism, an alternate or parallel world, suggesting a time before man’s interference with the landscape.'

Dave Sparkes, 2022