Art of Roscoe

With oil on canvas, artist Roscoe Shelton captures landscapes in a most authentic manner.

The World of the Art of Roscoe

In the relentless, harsh reality of the Australian outback, there are fleeting moments of beauty…. in the morning or the evening, when the light catches a cliff face. It might be the desert clouds or the reflections at sunrise or sunset. It might be that transient splash of water or some emerging vegetation after a recent desert sprinkling.

There is always a reminder that human beings are bit players in the march of geological time. Contemplate this interpretation of the forces of nature at work in the outback, some of the oldest environments on this planet. This outback serves as a beacon to be reacquainted with our core values and an understanding that the natural world facilitates.

“Unearth a deeper understanding of this country called Australia”

What’s new

Art of Roscoe has a fabulous collaboration with Journey Beyond for SALA 2023. This exhibition will be on display at the Keswick Interstate Terminal in August and features eight of my works. They will be auctioned with proceeds going to a number of charities.

More about The Art of Rail – SALA 2023

View more details of these works in the On line Gallery

The Art of Rail – SALA 2023

Recent Work

This work comes from a series. Explore the Top End, the Katherine Gorge, the land of the Jawoyn People.

This 50cm by 60 cm oil painting will remind you of a remarkable place from remarkable journey.

It might bring you a new and deeper understanding of Jawoyn country.

See Detail Here

something Catches Your Eye?

Maybe I could help you with a commission. Contact Roscoe and share your thoughts on a proposed outback landscape.

A collaboration with Art of Roscoe will bring a rewarding and timeless insight into one of your (our) favourite places.

The Art of Arkaroola

SALA 2023

Art of Roscoe will bring 6 completed works from this special place. In addition I will be painting 3 new works at Arkaroola between August 10 and 20 that will reflect what my interpretation of this special place.

These will be seen at Arkaroola Village with proceeds going to help the social enterprise that preserves this unique landscape.

The Best of Arkaroola

The Artist

Roscoe is a South Australian artist capturing his impression of special Australian landscapes. He has been fortunate to have spent much of his time in the Australian outback, admiring the landscape, geology, and colours. Find him on the track somewhere between Adelaide and Darwin, maybe its Karijini or the Gibb, or Arkaroola. This is where he finds home.

He seeks to capture the impression of place, a perception, a personal feeling that you get when you enter a landscape. Explore how to covey that moment.

An Article – “The Essence of Place”

Understand the painting. Come on this journey with Roscoe. What makes a painting? Why is it different to a photograph? Follow the story of a new piece of work from Palm Valley in the MacDonnell Ranges.