Philip Trusttum

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1940

Red Berries

  • Purchased, 1974
  • Oil on hardboard
  • 545 x 496mm
  • 79/253
  • 1973

Gardens provided Philip Trusttum with much inspiration during the early to mid 1970s, when the artist produced a body of paintings often referred to as the Garden Series. Vivid, expressive views of plants, painted from both the outside and inside of his house, fill lushly painted surfaces. Works such as this one convey an energy and exuberance that reflect the painter’s own character. (1969 Comeback Special 27 August – 6 November 2016)