CRAIG WADDELL
WHAT DREAMS MAY COME TRUE
8 SEPT –2 OCT 2010

CRAIG WADDELL
Come Closer My Beauty 2010
oil on linen
61 × 52 cm

CRAIG WADDELL
Now and Forever 2010
oil on linen
61 × 52 cm 

 CRAIG WADDELL  Whispers of Tomorrow  2010 oil on linen 61 × 52 cm 

CRAIG WADDELL
Whispers of Tomorrow 2010
oil on linen
61 × 52 cm 

CRAIG WADDELL
My Precious Peach  2010
oil on linen
61 × 52 cm

CRAIG WADDELL
You Are The Answer To My Every Prayer 2010
oil on canvas
148 × 140 cm

CRAIG WADDELL
Together We Will Try 2010
oil on linen
183 × 153 cm

CRAIG WADDELL
My Heart is in Bloom 2010
oil on linen
130 × 120 cm 

CRAIG WADDELL
Today We Await Tomorrow 2010
oil on linen
61 × 52 cm 

CRAIG WADDELL
You Live Within My Heart 2010
oil on linen
61 × 52 cm

CRAIG WADDELL
You, Me and There After  2010
oil on linen
61 × 52 cm

CRAIG WADDELL
You Are Mine And Mine Alone 2010
oil on linen
60 × 50 cm

CRAIG WADDELL
We Shall Not Grow Old  2010
oil on canvas
150 × 130 cm

CRAIG WADDELL
Your Colours Inspire Love 2010
oil on canvas
183 × 150 cm


Recently announced as the winner of the prestigious Mosman Art Prize, Gallery 9 is pleased to present Craig Waddell’s second solo show with Gallery 9.

Whole tubes of oils seem to have been emptied in one squeeze and hang suspended, glistening, from Craig Waddell's dramatic flower portraits, a subject the artist knows well. Waddell’s winning work “I remember you as you were my beauty” depicts a single protea painted in Waddell’s signature gestural style.

The Mosman Art Prize judges said:

“Waddell is a master painter as demonstrated by the way he has merged form and subject together giving a dynamic emotive presence to the painting. His control of paint to create a single flower is commanding.”

A Wynne, Archibald and Dobell Prize finalist, Waddell’s exhibition at Gallery 9 is heavily influenced by his every day life – painting in his studio in the middle of a rose farm at Glenorie, Sydney and working at the flower markets. His luscious paintings depict the beauty, emotion and organic forms of nature and their seductive titles reflect the erotically charged love poems of Chilean writer Pablo Neruda.