philip ward-dickson

wild flower state

24 may - 22 june 2013

Wildflower painting has a strong tradition in Australia and Western Australia is particularly blessed for the abundance and variety of its native flora.

Early settlement coincided with the rising interest in the scientific natural world, and it became a popular pastime for the gentrified to collect specimens and to paint and record the wildflowers of their new home alongside the introduced species in their new gardens. Philip Ward-Dickson continues the fascination that people have had for the unique beauty of Australian wildflowers. He aspires to reinterpret them into emblematic images, flag-like representations of silhouettes.

Wild Flower State is a collection of paintings, of quiet observations, that celebrates not only the beauty of what is, but also reflects on what has been lost. With ruthless clearing and development continuing across our state we may face a future that only possesses artistsí depictions of the wildflowers that we once had in such profusion.

Philip Ward-Dickson is an important mid-career artist from Perth. His paintings can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, City of Perth, Holmes a Court, Royal Perth Hospital and the City of Wanneroo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

philip ward-dickson artwork
clianthus formosus [sturt pea] - 8 flowers
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2009
$2,950 sold
philip ward-dickson artwork
clianthus formosus [sturt pea] - 2 flowers
acrylic on composition board
40 x 22cm
2009
$950 sold
to royal perth hospital
philip ward-dickson artwork
clianthus formosus [sturt pea] - 3 flowers
acrylic on composition board
40 x 22cm
2009
$950 sold
to royal perth hospital
philip ward-dickson artwork
chamelaucium unicinatum [geraldton wax] - 3 flowers
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2009
$2,950
philip ward-dickson artwork
stylidium macranthum [crab claws] - crimson
acrylic on composition board
40 x 22cm
2012
$950
philip ward-dickson artwork
stylidium macranthum [crab claws] - blue
acrylic on composition board
40 x 22cm
2012
$950
philip ward-dickson artwork
invader - good sport
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2013
$2,950 sold
philip ward-dickson artwork
kennedia coccinea [coral vine] - red + yellow
acrylic on composition board
44 x 44cm
2012
$1,500
philip ward-dickson artwork
four southern cross flowers [xanthosia rotundifolia]
acrylic on composition board
40 x 40cm
2011
$1,400
philip ward-dickson artwork
chorizma cordatum [flame pea] - 6 flowers
acrylic on composition board
70 x 160cm
2013
$4,900
philip ward-dickson artwork
xanthosia rotundifolia [southern cross flower] - white + orange
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2012
$2,950
philip ward-dickson artwork
lechenaultia biloba - 8 flowers
acrylic on composition board
22 x 40cm
2009
$950
philip ward-dickson artwork
lechenaultia biloba - 3 flowers
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2009
$2,950
philip ward-dickson artwork
stylidium macranthum [crab claws] - green, white + grey
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2013
$2,950
philip ward-dickson artwork
xanthosia rotundifolia [southern cross flower] - orange + grey
acrylic on composition board
22 x 40cm
2010
$950
philip ward-dickson artwork
white wax
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2011
$2,950
philip ward-dickson artwork
invader - pretty kitty
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2013
$2,950
philip ward-dickson artwork
anigozanthus manglesii - yellow + charcoal
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2012
$2,950 sold
to king edward memorial hospital
philip ward-dickson artwork
anigozanthus manglesii - red + green
acrylic on composition board
40 x 100cm
2009
$2,950