The Secret Garden

Christopher McVinish
Oil on linen
61x92 cm
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Christopher McVinish
Oil on linen
61x92 cm

Another day at the beach

Christopher McVinish
Oil on canvas
76x101 cm
Another day at the beach

Another day at the beach

Christopher McVinish
Oil on canvas
76x101 cm

The walled garden

Christopher McVinish
Oil on canvas
61x92 cm
The walled garden

The walled garden

Christopher McVinish
Oil on canvas
61x92 cm

The Guardian

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x92 cm
The Guardian

The Guardian

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x92 cm

The Garden Beyond the Gates

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
61x45.5 cm
The Garden Beyond the Gates

The Garden Beyond the Gates

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
61x45.5 cm

The Magic Garden

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
61x45.5 cm
The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
61x45.5 cm

Pink Frangipanis in bowl – still life

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
90x60 cm
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Pink Frangipanis in bowl – still life

Pink Frangipanis in bowl – still life

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
90x60 cm
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Beyond the Archway

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
52x61 cm
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Beyond the Archway

Beyond the Archway

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
52x61 cm
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Forest Glade

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
45x46 cm
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Forest Glade

Forest Glade

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
45x46 cm
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The Red Seat

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
46x46 cm
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The Red Seat

The Red Seat

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
46x46 cm
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Picnic in the Park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
45.5x61 cm
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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
45.5x61 cm
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Everlasting Day

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
46x61 cm
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Everlasting Day

Everlasting Day

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
46x61 cm
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A Walk in the Park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
45x61 cm
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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
45x61 cm
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A Pool of Sky and Trees

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
46x61 cm
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A Pool of Sky and Trees

A Pool of Sky and Trees

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
46x61 cm
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Contemplation

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
45.5x61 cm
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Contemplation

Contemplation

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
45.5x61 cm
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Corner Shop

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
62x92 cm
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Corner Shop

Corner Shop

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
62x92 cm
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Towards another summer

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
62x92 cm
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Towards another summer

Towards another summer

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
62x92 cm
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Going home

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x91 cm
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Going home

Going home

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x91 cm
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Saturday in the park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
101x101 cm
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Saturday in the park

Saturday in the park

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
101x101 cm
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A gathering of clouds

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
101x122 cm
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A gathering of clouds

A gathering of clouds

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
101x122 cm
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September light

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x62 cm
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September light

September light

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x62 cm
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Storm chaser

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x76 cm
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Storm chaser

Storm chaser

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x76 cm
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John Thompson 1913

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
91x91 cm
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John Thompson 1913

John Thompson 1913

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
91x91 cm
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Still life with white bowl and pink frangipanis

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x101 cm
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Still life with white bowl and pink frangipanis

Still life with white bowl and pink frangipanis

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x101 cm
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Illumination

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x101 cm
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Illumination

Illumination

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x101 cm
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Still life with cup and flower

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
41x32 cm
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Still life with cup and flower

Still life with cup and flower

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
41x32 cm
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Tweed Valley Landscape

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x153 cm
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Tweed Valley Landscape

Tweed Valley Landscape

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x153 cm
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Heading West

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
92x92 cm
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Heading West

Heading West

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
92x92 cm
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Hinterland

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x76 cm
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Hinterland

Hinterland

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
76x76 cm
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Ocean Swell

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
46x46 cm
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Ocean Swell

Ocean Swell

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
46x46 cm
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Civic

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
152x122 cm
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Civic

Civic

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
152x122 cm
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Watching the waves no.3

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x61 cm
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Watching the waves no.3

Watching the waves no.3

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x61 cm
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Fish Market

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
62x76 cm
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Fish Market

Fish Market

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
62x76 cm
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Monday morning

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
132.5x183 cm
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Monday morning

Monday morning

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Canvas
132.5x183 cm
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Watching the storm roll in

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x61 cm
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Watching the storm roll in

Watching the storm roll in

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x61 cm
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Cloud Chaser no. 2

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
62x76 cm
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Cloud Chaser no. 2

Cloud Chaser no. 2

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
62x76 cm
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Still life with glass jar and gardenia

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
44x49 cm
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Still life with glass jar and gardenia

Still life with glass jar and gardenia

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
44x49 cm
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Still life with Pierrot Doll

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
102x91 cm
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Still life with Pierrot Doll

Still life with Pierrot Doll

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
102x91 cm
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Still life with pears no.1

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x76 cm
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Still life with pears no.1

Still life with pears no.1

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
61x76 cm
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Still life jug and yellow roses

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
91x61 cm
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Still life jug and yellow roses

Still life jug and yellow roses

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
91x61 cm
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Still life with pink frangipanis

Christopher McVinish
Acrylic on Canvas
92x61 cm
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Still life with pink frangipanis

Still life with pink frangipanis

Christopher McVinish
Acrylic on Canvas
92x61 cm
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Outdoor world

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
122x91 cm
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Outdoor world

Outdoor world

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
122x91 cm
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Dreamland

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
41x51 cm
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Dreamland

Dreamland

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
41x51 cm
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Another Summer’s Day

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
71x81 cm
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Another Summer’s Day

Another Summer’s Day

Christopher McVinish
Oil on Linen
71x81 cm
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Biography

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 Refusés 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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