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Heather Coast

© Sheila Lanyon. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: The Pier Arts Centre

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The intense colours, complex layered composition and broad range of painterly techniques in this painting are typical of Lanyon's work from the early 1960s. Lanyon's use of masking, dry-brush, washes and thick impasto creates a layered composition that reflects its aerial inspiration. A student of Gabo and Nicholson in the 1940s, Lanyon applied their Constructivist ideas to his abstract landscape images.

The Pier Arts Centre


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    119.6 x 150 cm

  • Accession number

    PAC 34

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979


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