City of Gods
Location: Woiworung Country — Melbourne, Victoria.
Dylan’s inspiration: Painted as an ode to my favourite city in Australia, I really wanted to capture the colour and vibrancy of this world-class city. My love for Paul Kelly (cue Leaps and Bounds) and input from Carlene influenced the Melbourne Cricket Ground — or MCG — being set in the foreground with many sporting gods having dazzled in this amazing stadium. I’ve warped the composition to add and subtract several key elements and consciously painted visible brush strokes to give the collector an unmistakable painting quality rather than a photograph.
Carlene’s inspiration: While temporarily living in Melbourne, I’d often drive past a version of this scene and always felt like it perfectly summed up this beautiful city — the MCG flanked by the natural, green landscape of the Yarra River and the city in the background. I’d like for the people of Melbourne to look at this scene and feel proud of their hometown.
A collaboration between Left Bank Art Group Brand Ambassador, Carlene Duffy, and Northern New South Wales artist, Dylan Cooper; the Feels Like Home Collection draws its creative inspiration from nostalgic national glimpses reimagined for the modern day. The limited edition print collection depicts a series of iconic Australian scenes that truly capture the spirit of a shared social soul. The eight recognisable locations were handpicked by Carlene and Dylan as to their overall popularity and associated potential to connect with a broad Australian audience. Even if you’ve never lived in any of the locales, you know you’ve seen them somewhere, somehow, evoking an intuitive sense of familiarity — a family getaway way back when perhaps?
There are only 30 limited edition prints available for each size in our Feels Like Home Collection scene so order yours online now to secure an artistic slice of Australian history.