The reputation of Lloyd Rees may well be the sleeping giant of the Australian art world. Rees has always been well loved – especially in Sydney – but the humble beauty of his art has often lead to it being under-appreciated. Lloyd Rees was a stunningly consistent artist over his whole career – from his early exquisite pencil drawings and paintings to the Turner-like splendor of his last years. His early work – especially ‘The Road to Berry’ was an influence on Brett Whiteley and although some people are not so sure about his later works I believe they are unique in Australian art in their treatment of light. I have a late Lloyd Rees lithograph in my own collection and am still amazed by how much it moves me when I look at it.