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Artist solo exhibitions, juried invitational exhibitions, and workshops

Chris Armytage Gallery

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GALLERY

Let’s go flying …
by ChrisArmytage
A different road …
by ChrisArmytage
Still Water
by ChrisArmytage
The dead tree …
by ChrisArmytage
Ways of Walking 1
by ChrisArmytage
By the Lake
by ChrisArmytage
A splendid crop
by ChrisArmytage
Long ago
by ChrisArmytage
Fresh Promise
by ChrisArmytage
Stillness
by ChrisArmytage
Waiting
by ChrisArmytage
Simplicity
by ChrisArmytage
Yesterday
by ChrisArmytage
Days Gone By
by ChrisArmytage
Edge of flight …
by ChrisArmytage
Dragon’s song
by ChrisArmytage
Seeking
by ChrisArmytage
The Journey
by ChrisArmytage
Something of worth …
by ChrisArmytage
Transparent
by ChrisArmytage
Red Hot at The Springs
by ChrisArmytage
The Golden Years Return
by ChrisArmytage
Shades of Fall
by ChrisArmytage
Solitree
by ChrisArmytage
Shades of Autumn III
by ChrisArmytage
Downtown Daylesford
by ChrisArmytage
Peppers at theSprings
by ChrisArmytage
The Villa Parma at…
by ChrisArmytage
Old Macaroni Factory
by ChrisArmytage
Autumn at the Villa Parma
by ChrisArmytage
If I had a purple crayon…
by ChrisArmytage
Land of Stillness
by ChrisArmytage
Good to be alone
by ChrisArmytage
No Yesterday
by ChrisArmytage
Wild Grasses
by ChrisArmytage
Cherry Blossoms
by ChrisArmytage
Prayers for Pat
by ChrisArmytage
Magnolias 1
by ChrisArmytage
Tribute to a Rose
by ChrisArmytage
Irises
by ChrisArmytage
Portrait of Ralph
by ChrisArmytage
Gypsy Gold
by ChrisArmytage
Aussie Crow
by ChrisArmytage
Along the backwater
by ChrisArmytage
A duck …
by ChrisArmytage
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Most of my images evolve from the countryside around the small country town where I live in the central highlands of Victoria, in the South-Eastern corner of Australia. I never run out of subjects, there is beauty in every blade of grass if you look for it.

I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t create, it’s as natural to me as breathing, especially now that we have the tools to achieve great art with digital photography. It’s so exciting and I feel that my creativity has finally come to fruition with these fantastic digital tools.

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If I had a purple crayon …
by ChrisArmytage

This is a macro image of wild grasses in a field near my home. It was such a simple manipulation and has amazed me by attracting more faves and comments than any of my works – it’s a huge personal fave too!

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Shades of Fall
by ChrisArmytage

Colors burst in wild explosions
Fiery, flaming shades of fall …
- Dark Tranquility, With the Flaming Shades of Fall

The maple tree outside my kitchen window always puts on a glorious display in Autumn. Another personal fave!

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Let’s go flying …
by ChrisArmytage

On a windy day let’s go flying
There may be no trees to rest on
There may be no clouds to ride
But we’ll have our wings and the wind will be with us
That’s enough for me, that’s enough for me.
— Yoko Ono, Song for John

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A different road …
by ChrisArmytage

Maybe at the road’s end all that matters
is the splendor springing from a completed task.
The quantity of energy gathered in each work.
- Alberto Blanco, Why So Many Forms?

The colours in this image are, for me, the absolute essence of my homeland, Australia.

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Downtown Daylesford
by ChrisArmytage

My town, a great place to visit!

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My Gate of Grass
by ChrisArmytage

Far-off is the place I chose to live.
High hills make for silent tongues.
Gibbons screech in valley cold
My gate of grass blends with the cliff.
A roof of thatch among the pines,
I dig a pool, feed it from the stream.
No time now to think about the world,
The years go by, shredding ferns.
- Han-shan, The Master of Cold Mountain

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Long ago
by ChrisArmytage

Another personal favourite.

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Hidden
by ChrisArmytage

Earth, mountains, rivers – hidden in this nothingness.
In this nothingness – earth, mountains, rivers revealed.
Spring flowers, winter snows:
There’s no being or non-being, nor denial itself.
– Saisho (circa 1490)

I had so much fun creating this image, and it’s partner, “Transparent”. Mounted prints of these hang in my work room, they make me smile every time I see them. Hope you like them too!

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Transparent
by ChrisArmytage

Like the little stream
Making its way
Through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
Turn clear and transparent
- Ryokan

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Simplicity
by ChrisArmytage

It is the sweet, simple things of life
which are the real ones after all.
- Laura IngallsWilder

One of my earliest attempts at digital manipulation.

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Land of Stillness
by ChrisArmytage

A collaborative work with Rick Heller whose sensitive, evocative writing is a joy to read.

“Stories told…” (impressions from “Land of Stillness” by ChrisArmytage:)
by "R.J. Heller":http://www.redbubble.com/people/rjheller1150/wr...

*_“what started so long ago continues, and brushes by all, everything, leaving traces of itself to be found again and again…_

echoes last forever, they are carried from the edges of time
as a single note … so very long ago, embraced by the wind
it flew … through a millennium of lives, to reach its resting place
a place where it lies, takes root, and speaks to all that pass

contained within, words, letters that move, a language of all
for all, listen with your eyes … loudly, the echo
tells of place, where we have been … and where we shall go
it tells of experience and of lessons learned, misplaced or forgotten

the very first wind took flight so long ago, and simply
carried the sound of others … the dreams, the words, the essence
of story to distant lands … to be found, by you, by me
the air is ablaze with memory, restless thoughts seeking shelter

such is the grain that was carried, lying deep, waiting to take hold
then grows and speaks, telling us … of that journey
a life of story … found in streams, hills and wooded place
look and listen to all, lines and verse, chapters, life revealed

a blade of windblown grass is found simply waiting
with a gentle breeze at its back, it bends, the words dripping
it yields to all that listen, it speaks to you, it speaks for all
a story once told by one to another … Then … Now … Forever."*

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Good to be alone
by ChrisArmytage
Cherry Blossoms
by ChrisArmytage
Prayers for Pat
by ChrisArmytage
No Yesterday
by ChrisArmytage
Stillness
by ChrisArmytage
Wild Grasses
by ChrisArmytage
Blooming and seeding
by ChrisArmytage
Tribute to a Rose
by ChrisArmytage
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A splendid crop
by ChrisArmytage

It was the time when there comes a brief pause in the toil of the fields before the beginning of the labors of harvest—every year recurring, every year straining every nerve of the peasants. The crop was a splendid one, and bright, hot summer days had set in with short, dewy nights.
- Leo Tolstoy – Anna Karenina

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Fresh Promise
by ChrisArmytage

The tree was barren of leaves but you brought a new spring.
Long green sprouts, verdant flowers, fresh promise.
Mori, if I ever forget my profound gratitude to you,
Let me burn in hell forever.
(The Lady Mori was a blind minstrel, and Ikkyu’s young mistress)

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Edge of flight …
by ChrisArmytage

When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you’ll find something solid to stand on
Or you’ll be taught how to fly!
— Richard Bach

I was born on a very small Island to the south of mainland Australia and my first memories are of drawing stick figures in the sand … art is my first love, the beach is a close second!

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I haven’t put all my images into large format because it will take forever to scroll down. I will add more as we go along though. Please enjoy :)x

© Pauline Wherrell © Pauline Wher... 556 posts

Absolutely gorgeous collection of work Chris – so many that I haven’t seen before. I will be back lots of times to digest all these beautiful works!

Geraldine (Gezza) Maddrell Geraldine (Gez... 175 posts

and enjoy I did Chris, very much so. I felt like I was on a holiday, thank you!

Anna Shaw Anna Shaw 7383 posts

Hi Chris – this looks STUNNING!!!!!

Every one of your images holds a quality of deep emotion and are images that I can loose myself in for ages.
Your talent is extraordinary and I really love the look of this fabulous gallery.
xx

Bob Culshaw Bob Culshaw 1863 posts

Hi Chris – your Gallery looks superb. A portfolio to be proud of. I particularly admire your work with textures and I think that ‘By The Lake’ is brilliant. The way in which you have captured the light and brought out the texture in the trees is awesome. Well done.

F.A. Moore F.A. Moore 36386 posts

A different road is just SO BEAUtiful. I love that.

Let’s go flying, so vintage and golden.

Carol and Mike Werner Carol and Mike... 1146 posts

Gorgeous work, Chris . . . extremely well done! Many congrats.

Magi5760 Magi5760 799 posts

You have really wonderful work in your gallery Chris, looks wonderful! Congratulations!