The Mist That Follows Rain is a solo exhibition by Graham Marchant. It's a marked turning point in the artist’s work since relocating from Balmain in the Inner West to Leura in the Blue Mountains in 2021.
Along with the dramatic change in landscape, Graham noticed the vast difference in climactic conditions and the effect they had on the immediate environment – the backdrop for inspiration.
“On my morning walks and through observing the neighbouring gardens from my studio, I became enthralled with how the mist that followed the rain enveloped everything, blanketing the landscape, and dissolving space. The opaque skies concealed and at times revealed a transformed view of the exiting terrain.
“The studio still lives, and my drawings are a continuation of my preoccupation with detail and playing with the juxtaposition of flora, decorative material, quilts and calligraphy. And my fixation with poppies and orchids remains a subject matter that allows me to explore the changing nuances of light, transparency and texture.”