For Launceston artist Fred Fullerton, the colours of Tasmania's landscape have been a source of inspiration for a long time.
Fullerton was classically trained at Hobart Technical College before moving to London to study at the Hornsey College of Art.
He taught visual art at TasTAFE and the University of Tasmania. Fullerton also lectured at the Sozosha School of Design in Japan.
"I have also done study under Zen Buddhists ... and that's where my Japanese influence comes in," Fullerton said.
The Japanese influence can be seen through the way the artist leaves large spaces in his work, but he is also influenced by the colours of the Australian landscape.
"I try to take the subtlety of the colours of Australia ... I like the lowkey colours of the Australian bush," he said.
"A lot of my paintings are a spontaneous response to light and colour and the moment.
"I'm very much interested in painting the moment, especially early morning moments and the late evening."
It's not just the colours that capture Fullerton, but the landscape itself with the Tamar River a highlight in his newest exhibition Tamar Light.
For those who do not enjoy landscape art, the exhibition also includes some of Fullerton's nude works.
"[The nudes] are for those who want something a little bit different," he said.
Fullerton's work was curated by a teacher at the college the exhibit is being held at, and the curation did mean some works were cut from this particular collection.
"I hope the exhibition will appeal to everyone," he said.
The artist never draws from photographs, but prefers to also be in the moment while creating his masterpieces.
"Photographs tend to make the shadows too colourless," he said.
"Also, it's more spontaneous drawing from the subject, I get more feeling."
Fullerton's work is mostly created with a mix of watercolours, oils, and pastels.
"I think watercolours are very good for painting mists and reflections and sky and they are best for spontaneous responses," he said.
The artist has been a finalist multiple times in The Archibald Prize, The Wynn Prize, The Glover Prize and was a winner of The National Trust Art Prize and Purity Supermarket Art Prize.
Therefore, it is no surprise that Fullerton has a wealth of artistic knowledge behind him with his life experiences and art awards. However, his wise words to budding artists were about learning.
"If they could, I think they should do some figure drawing," he said.
Tamar Light opened on Thursday evening and will remain open for six weeks at Launceston College for people to visit.
All works on show are for sale and can be purchased via the artist directly on 0437 680 535.
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