Applecross Art & Framing

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Applecross WA

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Works on Display

River Forest Sea by Ken Rasmussen

River Forest Sea


Weight 7.6 kg
Dimensions 915 × 1220 mm

You’re looking across Applecross and Nedlands over to Cottesloe. You can see Kings Park and the university. This sweeping eagle’s view takes in Fremantle and Rottnest. It’s mid-afternoon on a summer day. There is a sense of emotional ownership over these lovely places and the memories they hold for us.

Rottnest Holiday by Ken Rasmussen

Rottnest Holiday


Weight 7.6 kg
Dimensions 915 × 1220 mm

This is a view of the city of Perth over Rottnest. We are looking back across Cottesloe over to the city, the Swan River and Canning River and their bridges – the Narrows Bridge, Guildford Bridge, the Canning Bridge and Mt Henry Bridge, and the Fremantle Bridge. It is mid afternoon. Visiting Rottnest Island takes us back to that sense of wonder we had as a kid. We stand on the island and look back to where we’ve come from. We forget our turmoil and troubles. The beauty of the day is all there before us.

Our Place On The River by Ken Rasmussen

Our Place On The River


Weight 7.6 kg
Dimensions 1220 × 915 mm

This is about the vibrant village life of Applecross. Meeting up at cafes is part of the experience of living around the edges of the river. I’ve painted the Applecross jacaranda trees like clouds of butterflies. Flowers float in the breeze from the water.

Soaring Magpies in Margaret River Forest by Ken Rasmussen

Soaring Magpies in Margaret River Forest


Dimensions 1200 × 1200 mm

Margaret River is such a beautiful little place tucked away in the forest. It’s one of my favourite places to paint because of the river, the trees, the birds and the water lilies. It casts a spell and time slows down for you.

Great Big City by Ken Rasmussen

Great Big City


Dimensions 760 × 760 mm

I’m showing you a landscape that you know well. There’s Kings Park, the city, the landmarks of Applecross and the river and the bridge. I’ve used gold light as an affirmation. I want people you feel the value of where you live, and your experience of the world.

How We Find Colour by Ken Rasmussen Oil on Linen

How We Find Colour


Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 760 × 760 mm

I’m honouring the pure beauty and dignity of suburban life. This painting is Applecross on the Canning River, looking over to the city of Perth. I’ve included Garden City shopping centre where people gather. I’ve made the houses like a row of jewels. I’m saying there’s something individual and important about the people who find their home in the suburbs.

Glory Days by Ken Rasmussen Oil On Linen 61x61cm

Glory Days


Dimensions 610 × 610 mm

This is about the golden times that ebb and flow over the city. The place sparkles with optimism and activity. The colours are brighter and the river takes your breath away. It is important to celebrate good times in order to be carried through times that aren’t as easy.

Peace and Prosperity by Ken Rasmussen Oil on Linen 61x61cm

Peace and Prosperity


Dimensions 610 × 610 mm

I often reflect on how lucky we are to live in such a peaceful city. There are so many views out across the river. I love the tranquillity of it. To me, the city towers speak of prosperity and growth from which so many benefit, directly and indirectly. Rent is paid, people are fed. It’s not something we should take for granted.

VP69 River City Breeze by Ken Rasmussen

River City Breeze


Dimensions 1200 × 1200 mm

This painting shows Perth and South Perth at about one or two o’clock, mid-afternoon. I’m looking down over the city from Kings Park. It’s a lovely view full of success stories, peoples homes and the river. This view always fills me with hope for the future. You get the sense of order and prosperity from all that has been built up over time.

Two Cities by Ken Rasmussen

Two Cities


Dimensions 915 × 1220 mm

It is midday and the sun is shining. In the river, you can see Heirisson Island. This view shows the cities of Perth CBD and South Perth as they sit alongside each other. The light sparkles up from the river in different colours. The patches of pink in the water are the natural leaf stain you might notice sometimes in the shallows of the Swan River.

Sweet Dreams Where Sunbeams Find You byKen Rasmussen. Oil on Linen

Sweet Dreams Where Sunbeams Find You


Dimensions 1200 × 1200 mm

This is the way a child experiences Rottnest. It’s not so much about the island itself. It’s all about moving from one fun place to another. I am highlighting a hundred beautiful, exotic bays, different headlands, different places to go swimming. This is a child’s map of holiday fun.

City Rise To Power by Ken Rasmussen

City Rise To Power


Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm

I love the grandeur of city architecture. Enormous statements of power that tell so many stories. I think of all the hands that made these structures. I think of all the people who work there. So many people, so many families, all connected to the shape of this city.