captured by artist Peter Coad on canvas. Peter is holding an extensive exhibition of his work at the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna until the end of July.
He is internationally recognised for capturing the bold colours of the Flinders Ranges and the Outback in a distinctive style that combines both realism and contemporary.
The works at the Prairie are both spectacular and distinctive. The one pictured here, a very large canvas of the Cooper Creek threading its way through the Strzelecki Desert towards Lake Eyre is the star feature of the exhibition.
His inspiration comers from scenes likes this – The Cooper Creek flowing through the Coongie Lake system east of Lake Eyre.
I’d not met Peter before but have admired his work. It was a chance to work on a portrait – something that’s not always possible
For the Peter Coad photograph f2.8 @ 1/10th sec ISO 400. Flash bounced off wall to camera left, 1/4 power.