jock young ― painting the bay of fires

Landscape artist Jock Young calls the Bay of Fires one of his ‘favourite places to paint’. Not surprisingly, he has chosen to lead his ‘Art Walk’ to this special spot on Tasmania’s northeast coast which is famous for its stunning scenery and orange tinged boulders.

“I was up there last Saturday, painting on a little hillock, and it was one of the most classic painting views I think I have ever seen. A mixture of those lovely big orange and grey rocks, turquoise sea with perfect surf and white sandy beaches,” Jock reflects.

Next May Jock will be sharing his favourite spot on a four-day ‘Art Walk’ to the Bay of Fires. As all the accommodation is based at one luxury lodge, the focus will be on leisurely walks to find the perfect painting location, with much of the day spent brush in hand.

Jock says this pristine environment is perfect for both the novice and experienced painter. The landscape is a wonderful mix of simple and complex, and everywhere you look there is wonderful contrast. As Jock points out, muted landscapes with lots of greys and sombre colours can be challenging for the novice painter.

“Sometimes when you paint everything is just right,” Jock shares. Perhaps painting ‘en plein air’ with this acclaimed landscape artist on his Bay of Fires ‘Art Walk’, could just be that winning combination.”

Bay of Fires Lodge ‘Art Walk’ with Jock Young: May 6 – 9, 2021