Gordon Dickson

Gordon Dickson is an Australian Master Watercolourist, awarded Artist of the Year by the Watercolour Society of Australia in 2012. He paints in all mediums. He paints, teaches and exhibits in Australia and overseas throughout the year.


Gordon Dickson

I feel most at one with my subject when painting ‘en plein air’. With that connection comes a sense of vitality, a beautiful rhythm and flow that can find its way into the painting.

The studio is where I develop sketches into more coherent works, and often into much larger ones. Here, like painting on-site, I can lose all track of time and re-live a feeling or emotion at the heart of the appeal of the subject.

I always seek to keep it simple; less really is more; I’ll focus on light and tone, and aim for the poetic and lyrical, not the literal or prosaic.