Bett Gallery

Patrick Grieve


My work is artificial window onto the landscape that has surrounded me for nearly 53 years. It is viewed through a lens which attempts to understand the passage of time and my place within this journey . The passing of time is marked by transitory colours, patterns, crops and textures of the changing seasons. As the months move and the seasons slip into the next, the reference points for the work move also. What I see around me is taken back to the studio and placed within my paintings. Within this space the works evolve at their own pace. It is a process as deeply ingrained in me as the rhythm of my own breathing.

Everything is silently moving and moving on. Places, people, events both joyous and sad visit us as the seasons slip again. We move, our home spins rhythmically and the passage of time washes over us as the light slowly fades from view.

– Patrick Grieve, 2022

13 May - 4 Jun

Bett Gallery

65 Murray Street Hobart