I'm exhibiting in Londin at the Hampstead Art Fair and at Store St gallery in June and will travel to London via Paris and Morocco. Don't be surprised to see some Moroccan paintings appearing at the London shows.
I've just returned from a sellout exhibition at the 2014 New York Affordable Art Fair and thought I'd share some of my painting with you.
I'm delighted that after spending my formative years growing up in Toowoomba I'm now represented by that city's premier gallery, Tosari Galleries, Margaret Street. Working with Rosie and staff there has been a delight. I'm very fortunate to have 9 galleries representing me from London to New York, Brisbane, Noosa, Maroochydore, Sydney, Melbourne, Sorrento, Mt Tamborine and now Toowoomba!
I'll be participating in Battersea Art Fair in March, the New York Art Fair in April, the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair in May and back to London in June for both the Hampstead Art Fair and my first joint exhibition in London at Store St Gallery, Bloomsbury (off Tottenham Court Rd). Then in the latter half of the year I'll be back in Australia with an exhibition at Red Hill Gallery Brisbane.
With successful exhibitions in New York, London, Brisbane, Mt Tamborine and Melbourne, it certainly was a busy 2013. There were a number of 'firsts'. I had the first exhibition of my paintings in London when Store St Gallery took my paintings to the Hampstead Art Show in June this year. The last exhibition for the year -- Manyung Galleries, Mt Eliza Victoria -- also happened to be my first exhibition in Victoria.
I am indebted to the galleries which show my work, the great staff who sell them and of course the many people both in Australia and around the world who buy my paintings. I wish all a very successful and healthy 2014.
Thanks to more than 200 people who attended the opening, closing and workshops through the recent Graydon Gallery exhibition 'Here There and Everywhere' from Oct 3 -12. We sold well and had a great time, especially at the public painting demonstrations where I finished 4 portraits of local identities.
Brisbane band KOOII entertained the crowd with their original songs, including 'Beads on a String.'
(Photos below courtesy Alice Hinchliffe, Chris Derrick and David Hinchliffe)
Musicians from Brisbane band, KOOII were on hand to help celebrate the opening of David Hinchliffe's exhibition, "Here There and Everywhere" at Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Rd, New Farm on Oct 5. A group from the NSW Art Gallery also attended the opening along with more than 50 locals and visitors from Sydney and Melbourne. This video was prepared by Alice Hinchliffe Productions.
Paintings often go through a number of iterations before an artist feels they're ready for display in a gallery. Here are 3 paintings by David Hinchliffe which have been through various iterations, some of them taking more than a year until the artist was finally satisfied. Each panel represents the one painting. The first (a Poinciana tree in Merthyr Park, New Farm) has had two iterations. The second ('Abbott Street Spring") has had 3 versions over a period of almost 2 years, starting with a monochromatic streaked blue version and ending with the pared back green version. The last painting of diners at the French cafe, Les Deux Magots, has undergone 4 different phases, ending in the final version where two waiters were added.
Rachell Buckley, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation, hosted a visit by Kim Hollow, Presidetn of the Queensland Buddhist Council and his wife Kim to the exhibition of David Hinchliffe's Buddhist paintings on display at the RBH (entrance off Butterfield St). The exhibition closes mid March 2014. To view paintings from the Buddhist exhibition, click on to 'Works' and then go to 'Buddhist paintings'
Enjoyed the company of gallery clients, friends and family at the opening. Almost all the paintings of Brisbane, New York, Paris and Venice have now SOLD.
Son Tom and Artist David at the Red Hill Gallery opening.
Alice and Mitch at the Red Hill exhibition
Patrons at the Red Hill Exhibition opening.
Artist with Bryan Nason
Artist with Maida Lilley
More paintings have been sold by David Hinchliffe through Marks and Gardner Gallery at the Spring 2013 New York Affordable Art Fair than any other participating artist.
$2600 was raised for New Farm School from the sale of David Hinchliffe's 'New Farm Park stroll" (Oil on Linen approx 80 x 100cm). The painting was donated by David.
I'm often asked how long a painting takes. Firstly, there's no set time. Some paintings can take days or weeks...and others happen in a matter of hours. These time lapse videos prepared by Alice Hinchliffe Productions make it look like a painting happens in just minutes. Click on and enjoy.
I visited the Chung Tian Buddhist temple in March with my son Joe to meet with the Venerables including Abbess Master Chueh Shan and Venerable Miao Neng. I took quite a few photographs which I'm now working on in the studio in preparation for my July exhibition at the temple's massive gallery. Here are some of those photos.
2013 has been a busy year with exhibitions in New York and London in the first part of the year and four exhibitions in Australia in the latter half. I enjoyed holding workshops in South Carolina and in New York in March and April, as well as participating in the New York Affordable Art Fair and the London Art Fair at Hampstead Heath, through the Store St Gallery (Bloomsbury, London). For more information about the Affordable Art Fairs see the video below.
Stay tuned for more.