Darren Gannon has been on our radar since first coming across his work at the Libby Edwards Galleries’ High Street, Armadale window a few years ago. Working mainly from the landscape that surrounds him, preferring to only paint the landscape of that which he has experienced first hand. Using the elements of his original inspiration, then adding abstract layers and a sense of atmosphere, Gannon’s work is evocative of both mood and sense of being. Choosing to work mostly with a monochromatic palette in his more recent works, allows for a much greater emphasis on light – drawing the viewer into the mood almost instantaneously.
Gannon is currently exhibiting ‘Distance’ at Libby Edwards Gallery in Melbourne.
Although the artwork seen below in the Melbourne home of Hillary Gwillam is by artist Greg Wood, Gannon’s monochromatic landscapes exude a similar sense and mood of time and place within the landscape.