When they returned home, they rediscovered Australia. He was awarded an AM for services to art in Australia in All three are linked by a historical thread and by their devotion to the Australian landscape.
The skies in his nocturnal paintings are an intense cobalt blue, cut back with darker glazes In his Burning Rope series, Storrier uses his advanced technical skills to Tim storrier intricate, realist scenes of the land in its various daily metamorphosises. As Lumby suggests in her monograph on the artist, these nocturnal landscapes 'announce a more sophisticated exploration of the emotive, melancholic mood that has always haunted Storrier's work — of the themes of isolation and abandonment which he had focused on explicitly in works like Retreat,Defence of Indado,and Death of a Warrior in Spring, Please be patient whilst the gallery loads, then click to view enlargement.
Painting plein air, Storrier camps out amongst the scenes he reproduces, experiencing the environment firsthand and infusing his works with a sense of immediacy. Medium, made using Japanese pigment ink on gsm English watercolour paper, Paper dimensions, sheet size 82cm x 43cm, Image size 70cm x 35cm, the edition size is limited strictly to only hand signed prints.
Since the last book on his work was published inhe has been awarded the Archibald Prize inas well as the Moran National Portrait Prize in Yet despite such affinities, the composition reveals a significant shift in Storrier's vision towards the end of the millennium: where previously his evocations of fire had been literal and direct, now his treatment is more subdued, reflective and abstract.
After two years of study, he worked as a graphic designer for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, continuing to paint in his spare time. Etching House.
At an early period Storrier was a near neighbour of Whiteley in Lavender Bay and took over the gasworks studio from him.