John Rigby

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Rigby’s modus operandi on site was working directly in front of the motif. He was perplexed that he was widely regarded as primarily a landscape artist. Many of his major awards are for portraits and genre paintings, drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources.

His work covers portraits, figures, still lifes, cityscapes, land and seascapes, floral motifs and even abstraction. Australian audiences historically expected a certain look. By contrast, Rigby’s ‘style’ has varied and is interwoven with the socio-cultural history of South East Queensland.


John Rigby

Fine Arts Galleries

Rigby’s modus operandi on site was working directly in front of the motif. He was perplexed that he was widely regarded as primarily a landscape artist. Many of his major awards are for portraits and genre paintings, drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources.

His work covers portraits, figures, still lifes, cityscapes, land and seascapes, floral motifs and even abstraction. Australian audiences historically expected a certain look. By contrast, Rigby’s ‘style’ has varied and is interwoven with the socio-cultural history of South East Queensland.

A Retrospective of John Rigby’s Art


Stradbroke Island, Coolum and Noosa, Tasmania, the Whitsundays and back again to Stradbroke Island for a last visit in 2009. We shared a love of these places, an understanding of the joy these places could bring. Walking into National parks, seeing scenes recreated through his eyes, washing the brushes at the end of day. These times and places now forever remembered in these works of Art. Renée (artist’s daughter)

A Retrospective of John Rigby’s Art

Stradbroke Island, Coolum and Noosa, Tasmania, the Whitsundays and back again to Stradbroke Island for a last visit in 2009. We shared a love of these places. An understanding of the joy these places could bring. Walking into National parks, seeing scenes recreated through his eyes, washing the brushes at the end of day. These times and places now forever remembered in these works of Art. Renée (artist’s daughter)

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An Overview of John Rigby’s Work

‘John Rigby’s character was such, he never lost the common touch.’
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‘I want my art to be like a song, there’s too much depression about.’
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‘The painter should speak through his work.’
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A Prominent Visual Artist for our Time

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An Overview of John Rigby’s Work

‘He never lost the common touch.’
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‘I want my art to be like a song.’
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‘The painter should speak through his work.’
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Retrospective

A Prominent Visual Artist for Our Time

Retrospective

A Prominent Visual Artist for Our Time

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