Christopher McVinish

Contemporary realist painter Christopher McVinish is a master of light. It is essentially this element of his work, which invites us to see the commonplace as special and suffused with potential.

While McVinish's urban landscapes tell intriguingly oblique narratives revealing contemporary life as a kind of half-remembered dream, his still life paintings convey a reverence for the Dutch Masters and draw attention to how memory and a sense of the divine can be evoked by 'ordinary' objects.

In recent years McVinish has garnered a significant profile for portraiture with sitters from industry, the legal and medical professions, and the Arts. His portrait of actor Robyn Nevin, OA, was selected for the 2011 prestigious Archibald Prize, and another of actor Colin Friels, took out the 2013 Salon des Refus├ęs Holding Redlich People's Choice Award. McVinish has been a finalist in many other awards including the Wynne Prize, Mosman Art Prize, Paddington Art Prize, Tattersalls Landscape Prize and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award.

McVinish's art is represented in Australian public and university collections including the Tweed Regional Gallery, Toowoomba City Council, Gold Coast Council, Redcliffe City Council, Griffith University, Swinburne University of Technology, the University of Queensland Press, the University of the Sunshine Coast, the County Court of Victoria and the Australasian Royal College of Surgeons. His work is also held in numerous private collections in Australia and internationally.


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A Pool of Sky and Trees by Christopher McVinishA Pool of Sky and Trees
Oil on Canvas
46 x 61 cm
A Walk in the Park by Christopher McVinishA Walk in the Park
Oil on Canvas
45 x 61 cm
Beyond the Archway by Christopher McVinishBeyond the Archway
Oil on Canvas
46 x 61 cm
Contemplation by Christopher McVinishContemplation
Oil on Canvas
45.5 x 61 cm
Corner Shop by Christopher McVinishCorner Shop
Oil on Canvas
62 x 92 cm
Everlasting Day by Christopher McVinishEverlasting Day
Oil on Canvas
46 x 61 cm
Forest Glade by Christopher McVinishForest Glade
Oil on Canvas
45 x 46 cm
Garden Goddess by Christopher McVinishGarden Goddess
Oil on Canvas
71.5 x 91 cm
Picnic in the Park by Christopher McVinishPicnic in the Park
Oil on Canvas
45.5 x 61 cm
Private View by Christopher McVinishPrivate View
Oil on Canvas
46 x 61 cm
The Red Seat by Christopher McVinishThe Red Seat
Oil on Canvas
46 x 46 cm
Timeless moment by Christopher McVinishTimeless moment
Oil on Canvas
61 x 122 cm
Towards another summer by Christopher McVinishTowards another summer
Oil on Canvas
62 x 92 cm
A gathering of clouds by Christopher McVinishA gathering of clouds
Oil on Linen
101 x 122 cm
Going home by Christopher McVinishGoing home
Oil on Canvas
76 x 91 cm
John Thompson 1913 by Christopher McVinishJohn Thompson 1913
Oil on Canvas
91 x 91 cm
Saturday in the park by Christopher McVinishSaturday in the park
Oil on Canvas
101 x 101 cm
September light by Christopher McVinishSeptember light
Oil on Canvas
76 x 62 cm
Storm chaser by Christopher McVinishStorm chaser
Oil on Canvas
76 x 76 cm
Heading West by Christopher McVinishHeading West
Oil on Canvas
92 x 92 cm
Illumination by Christopher McVinishIllumination
Oil on Canvas
76 x 101 cm
Still life with cup and flower by Christopher McVinishStill life with cup and flower
Oil on Canvas
41 x 32 cm
Tweed Valley Landscape by Christopher McVinishTweed Valley Landscape
Oil on Linen
61 x 153 cm
Hinterland by Christopher McVinishHinterland
Oil on Canvas
76 x 76 cm
Ocean Swell by Christopher McVinishOcean Swell
Oil on Canvas
46 x 46 cm
Another Summer’s Day by Christopher McVinishAnother Summer’s Day
Oil on Linen
71 x 81 cm
Civic by Christopher McVinishCivic
Oil on Linen
152 x 122 cm
Cloud Chaser no. 2 by Christopher McVinishCloud Chaser no. 2
Oil on Linen
62 x 76 cm
Dreamland by Christopher McVinishDreamland
Oil on Linen
41 x 51 cm
Fish Market by Christopher McVinishFish Market
Oil on Linen
62 x 76 cm
Monday morning by Christopher McVinishMonday morning
Oil on Canvas
132.5 x 183 cm
Outdoor world by Christopher McVinishOutdoor world
Oil on Linen
122 x 91 cm
Still life jug and yellow roses by Christopher McVinishStill life jug and yellow roses
Oil on Linen
91 x 61 cm
Still life with pears no.1 by Christopher McVinishStill life with pears no.1
Oil on Linen
61 x 76 cm
Still life with Pierrot Doll by Christopher McVinishStill life with Pierrot Doll
Oil on Linen
102 x 91 cm
Still life with pink frangipanis by Christopher McVinishStill life with pink frangipanis
Acrylic on Canvas
92 x 61 cm
Watching the storm roll in by Christopher McVinishWatching the storm roll in
Oil on Linen
61 x 61 cm
Watching the waves no.3 by Christopher McVinishWatching the waves no.3
Oil on Linen
61 x 61 cm