Acrylic on canvas paper mounted on board. A4, 2019. Gripping the ephemarilty of youth and the evasive nature of time Needham confronts the concept of aging and death in this painting.
White and black charcoal pencils on medium tone paper. 2016. One of the first drawings created after Needham had begun to take art seriously as a career path.
2017. Black and white charcoal pencils on blue paper. 30x30 cm. One of the first drawings created after Needham had begun to take art seriously as a career path. A study of many motifs of adolescence including rebellion, solitude and dormancy.
Acrylic on canvas. Approx A4. 2019. A study of Gericault's famous painting Raft of Medusa of which Needham then begun to create many studies of including another painting and a carboard sculpture as a visual exercise to dissolve it's elements into simple abstract forms.
Acrylic on canvas. 2019 93x75cm. One of many studies that Needham created of Gericault's famous painting The Raft of Medusa.
Acrylic on primed board. 25x25cm, 2019. A study of a headland at Milson's Point as part of an excursion with the National Art School.
Acrylic on canvas. 35x27cm. A study of a headland and part of the remains of a WW2 structure at Milson's Point as part of an excursion with the National Art School. This painting pays particular note to the reflection of form in both the man-made structure and the natural structure.
Acrylic on canvas. 2019 1000x1500mm. A purely abstract piece where Needham attempts to combine fluidity and repetition on a partially hidden grid to create a unity between opposing forms.
Acrylic on canvas. 2019 69x69cm. Part of a task in painting class at the National Art School, given the artist Godfrey Miller to keep in mind as an example. Needham has colour coded planes as well as experimented with hidden geometry and repetition within the image to create a sense of unity.