Craig Parnaby creates a unique visual iconography of coastal living. His imagery pays homage to the architectural forms and easy-going lifestyle of the urban coastal landscape. Craig’s perspective is positive, youthful and essentially humanist in its celebration of life’s simple pleasures. Parnaby’s figurative works are developing as sculptural studies of the human form. The poses, shadows and spaces around his figures create a three-dimensional illusion of bodies merging with, and emerging from, the landscape like castles in the sand. Parnaby’s strong sense of colour and form capture everything we love about the beauty of the coastline and the pleasure of being near the water. The tonal variations of umber beach figures in contrast to the turquoise sea and raspberry reds and oranges of bathers’ beach apparel create warmth that glows on the canvas.
MAJOR SOLO EXHIBITIONS
14+ in Gold Coast, Queenscliff, Woollahra, Hong Kong
2022 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland ‘Summer Days’
2012 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland ‘Summer Sun’
2014 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland New Paintings – featured in the U on Sunday, Sunday Mail article by Fiona Purdon
2015 Gallery One, Gold Coast ‘Under the Sun’
2016 Gallery One, Gold Coast Queensland ‘A Summer’s Day’2018 Gallery One, Gold Coast Queensland ‘Summer’
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
17+ in Gold Coast, Moore Park, Carlton, Melbourne, Bondi, Paddington, Woollahra.
2011 Gallery One,Gold Coast,Queensland Parnaby & Davies–Art & Sculpture 2010 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland Gold Coast Perspectives
2020 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Queensland Christmas Exhibition
GOLD COAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
COLLAROY HOTEL SYDNEY