Scott Petrie – Profile


Sydney exhibition opens 19 November

Expat Australian painter Scott Petrie returns to Sydney this month to showcase 15 of his new artworks.

Entitled ‘Fresh’ this exhibition is a marked departure from his previous collections and has been inspired by living and working in Singapore.

“I really want to shake things up in my creative practice. The past year in Asia has opened my eyes to a new wave of ideas – it is all about exploring fresh colours like mixing up hues of green, teal and jade and harnessing a fresh focus,” says Scott.

“I love painting in-situ and that is what this exhibition is all about. It is like a breath of fresh air for me to work in a new environment and I am delighted to reveal this to art collectors in Sydney.”

The artist has been “utterly enthralled” by the varied local cultural life in Singapore, which is reflected in his paintings.

“I always take in the different smells and visual life as I walk past all the locals eating at the bustling hawkers markets which juxtaposes with the array of green parks and coloured flowers also present in Singapore and its surrounds.”

He says: “Living in Asia has opened my eyes to new cultures, new religions, new cuisines and new colours. My works celebrate the mixture of all these senses and luckily my studio is located in one of the oldest commercial buildings surrounded by bush and riverside.

Next up Scott is also preparing for a major group exhibition organised by the Australian high commission in Singapore, with the Associate Dean of the UNSW College of Fine Arts Dr Vaughan Rees, which opens in April 2012.

‘Fresh’ is on view at his long time art agent Eugenie Pepper’s eastern suburbs home from Saturday 19 November until Friday 23 December 2011. Viewings are strictly by appointment and made by contacting Eugenie Pepper on

Here are some images from Scott’s portfolio