Mitchell Fine Art Gallery hosted highly acclaimed landscape painter Jeff Makin for an artist talk on Saturday 11 May. Makin returned to Brisbane with a series of works celebrating the lush surrounds of his own backyard in Central Victoria. The exhibition Elizabeth’s Garden is a pictorial dedication to the garden’s caretaker Elizabeth – Jeff’s wife of 48 years. After 50 years depicting grand vistas, waterfalls and iconic landscapes, Makin has moved closer to home for his latest subject matter. Literally painting the view from his home studio, Makin explores a constant source of inspiration, his wife’s garden. Guests got to talk with the artist as well as enjoy canapes and drinks.
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