Warren Goodrich's 'Dust off the Brushes' exhibition in the Gloucester Gallery

Warren Goodrich paints in the 'plein air' meaning 'open air' which is a very old tradition of painting landscapes in real-time, in the environment itself. Photo supplied.

Warren Goodrich paints in the 'plein air' meaning 'open air' which is a very old tradition of painting landscapes in real-time, in the environment itself. Photo supplied.

It’s been nearly 30 years since Warren Goodrich has held an art exhibition. 

Now he’s back and he’s going solo.

The Barrington artist has been busy preparing for his come back exhibition, ‘Dust off the Brushes’ that will open at the Gloucester Gallery on October 12 and run November 4.

Warren began his journey into the world of oil paints and watercolours in 1979 while he was teaching Industrial Arts at Gloucester High School.

His passion for the brush led to him becoming the president of the Gloucester Art Society, where he further developed his skills before exhibiting his works alongside woodworker, Greg Collier.

In 1990, Warren traded teaching for construction, and somewhere along the way, lost touch with his paintbrush, a connection he rediscovered after his retirement.

As he has returned to his love of painting, he has spent time attending portrait workshops and still life classes, as well as recently attending a 10 day masterclass with Blue Mountains artist John Wilson.

Warren’s works vary in subject matter from landscapes and seascapes to streetscapes, mainly painted in ‘plein air’ (meaning open air or in the environment itself) using oil paints with the inclusion of some pen and ink drawings.

He plans to travel around Australia, capturing its natural beauty for others to enjoy.

The official opening for Warren’s ‘Dust off the Brushes’ exhibition is on Friday October 12 from 6.30pm at the Gloucester Gallery, 25 Denison Street.

Gloucester Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm and Sunday from 10am until 1pm. Entry is free.