Jim Moody is a 58 year old painter living and working in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. He paints people, landscape and still life from direct observation. He mostly paints simple suburban themes such as objects he finds in Op Shops and the brick veneer houses at the end of his street. He tries to follow the advice from the Australian painter John Brack that “there is a subject to paint within 10 feet of your house”.
His painting is executed in a broad, loose, direct approach bordering on the abstract. Still life might be read as visual metaphor for the landscape and the landscape as still life. His painting heroes are the great Modernist painters Morandi, Cezanne and Bonnard.
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