Geoffrey Stapleton



This was the first of the “Oceans and Deserts” pieces. I began painting it in the hot Adelaide December of 1999 and the colours, the blue greens, seemed to cool me down. We’d just relocated from Sydney where we’d had a flat right on the harbour at Darling Point and I was missing it. I was missing the sound of the boats moored across the road and how at night when we sat out on the balcony, they sounded like big gin and tonics. By 2000, the internet had already insinuated itself into most aspects of our lives and I was teaching myself to build websites and looking at a lot of code. The tiled steps are Brazilian.

acrylic on board

47.2" x 35.4" 120cm x 90cm