Rocky Landscapes

“ Colin Palethorpe’s training as a geologist, spending many years in the harsh outback exploring for its minerals, gives him a bond with the vast expanse of the Flinders Ranges, which an artist without his background would find difficult if not impossible to establish. Colin Palethorpe’s work is inextricably linked to the rugged mountain chains of the Flinders Ranges by a reverence for its spectacular history as a geological burial place. Although figurative in nature, the landscapes breathe an air of emotional understanding that lifts them from the body of well explored painting styles of traditionalist painters……His works reveal the spirit of the Australian landscape and are at once well-executed, in a painterly manner but are also a highly individualistic expression of an artist with a deep love of his environment. “

– Phil Kreveld, August 2007