About the Artist
Throughout his teaching career Kale maintained a studio in his home where he cultivated the skills necessary to impart artistic knowledge to his many students and to foster his personal love of the fine arts.
In 1999 he took early retirement from Art Education in order to concentrate on his own career and personally constructed a separate studio next to his new home in the coastal suburb of Sorrento.
Over the years Kale has had four successful solo exhibitions in metropolitan galleries. He has twice won the watercolour prize in the prestigious Cossack Art Award. He has won the Town Of Vincent Watercolour Award, the City of Joondalup Watercolour Award and the Mindarie Art Award. He was also a finalist in the City of Perth Black Swan Portrait Prize. His paintings have been purchased for the City of Melville Art Collection and the City of Joondalup Art Collection. Kale’s work is also represented in many private and overseas collections.
Meanwhile in conjunction with fellow artist Bill Hawthorn he has exhibited at the Hellfire Gallery in Esperance, the Blender Gallery in Joondalup and the Elements Gallery in Nedlands. As a member of the societies “Committee”, Kale has exhibited annually with the W.A. Watercolour Society and also with the Collage Art Group. He has acted as Judge for the Annual Exhibition of the W. A. Pastel Society and the W. A. Art Society.
During his career, where possible, Kale has preferred to work on location “Plein Air” believing that despite its requirement to pre plan and the many discomforts, it engenders an honesty and clarity to the work.
Chidley Point – Swan River
58cm x 46cm – Framed
Lunch in Freo
52cm x 47cm – Framed
Lunch in an Italian restaurant in Fremantle. Strong voices over the chatter of people relaxing.
51cm x 60cm – Framed
Occasionally the medium takes hold. There is a subtle mingling of the wet in wet technique heightened by a disturbing and ambiguous air. The image sustains the eye and compels the visitor to look.
The Tuart – Plein Air
The plain rough grey bark of the Tuart belies the graceful swoop and subtle hues that evolve as shadows creep along its trunk and branches.