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We are very pleased with the paintings you did for us based on the photographs of our house. Prior to undertaking the work you had never seen the house and had to rely on photographs to provide inspiration and execution, which are absolutely amazingly realistic. They are most definitely works of Photorealism, no question!
"Pandanus Trees at Point Danger" - When I first saw this painting of Mark's website I had to find out if I could buy it, even though it wasn't for sale. Mark (fantastically) allowed me to purchase it. The painting reminds me of holidays on the coast. Being able to look at this painting all the time is unbelievable. It literally makes my memory relive the sound of waves and the smell of the ocean. I love it!
"Compassion" - This painting hangs up in my bedroom, it is the last thing I see at night and the first thing in the morning. I wouldn't have it any other way.
"Tides of Change" 2002 We first bought this picture as a reminder of the time we spent on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, it is now on the wall of the family beach house in Ventnor on Phillip Island where the water is darker and the sky is not as blue. The detail of the tyre marks in the sand completes the picture and keeps it real.
"Torso at Dusk" 2002 We love this work due to the excellent contrast achieved between the sand, body, towel and the use of shadow across the torso.
Mark Kingston's paintings are high quality pieces and whilst not the motive for our purchase we would expect them to increase in value over time. They reflect Roche's interest in supporting our local environment which bears heavily on how our Australian culture unfolds.