The paintings of Peter Simpson distil beauty from the everyday in their shared vision of the natural world. The works perpetuate the artist’s fervent belief in the contemporary validity of landscape painting, exploring the brooding beauty of the Australian environment. Recently, Simpson has extended his distinctive style into the genre of still life, marking a thematic move from the macro to the micro. In these works, the artist channels the intimacy established between object and canvas, mediated through the artist’s oscillating gaze. Whether it is through the quiet whisper of his still lives or the soaring roar of his majestic landscapes, Simpson’s works provide us with a framework through which we can read a great deal about life on this beautiful continent.