Max Wilks has a strong emotional response to the effects of light, colour, atmosphere and form. He clarifies his subjects to a simple set of tonal shapes and, combined with good draughtsmanship and bright colour, captures the mood of his subject, producing fresh and lively paintings with an impressionistic feel.
On the north east coast of England he paints in and around the busy harbour of Whitby and the picturesque coastal village of Staithes. Back in Australia he paints a view of the landscape near his home and a studio painting, working from a sketch.
5 demonstrations runtime 90 min, APV Films. DVD in NTSC format for US, Canada, Japan.