Sea Rubbish


Sea Rubbish
Oil and mixed media on canvas, unframed

This piece can be hung either way, depending on the purchaser’s preference.

Chris Small is happy to discuss payment over time if you cannot afford the total cost upfront. High quality prints are also available as an alternative option- please email the artist to order.

For inquiries contact Chris Small at to organise framing or to discuss viewing/shipping/pick up or delivery options. All original artwork can be sent unstretched (as a rolled canvas) if preferred.

With every original, you will receive a Certificate of Authenticity as well as an Artist Statement.

**Please note the artist retains copyright over all her images. The image may be resold by her as limited prints, cards and in other formats, but the purchaser will still own the original. This may increase the value of the original work over time.

To request a commission piece please email Chris Small at Once you send me an email I will arrange a phone call with you and we can talk about the colurs, images and shapes you would like to see in your piece. Prices atart from $300 for 35cm x 35cm. A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to start the work

Ships From: Australia

Chris Small Art Category:

Original unframed oil and mixed media painting on canvas by Chris Small.
102cm x 60cm.

I have been living and working on Kaurna Country for the best part of my life and painting in oils since I was 19 years old. I am now dedicating more time and focus to my practice now that my children are independent. I work in oils predominantly and experiment with the use of pencil, oil sticks and ink. I love to explore the way colours bounce off each other creating striking images, visually interesting both from a distance as well as close up.

I am fascinated by the way we can see history in the marks and colours left on the Earth’s surfaces. I am inspired by the patterns, light and colours in nature- I aim to re-create the warm feeling of being ‘in’ nature. If my work lights your curiosity, I invite the viewer to take a closer look- to ponder on the marks, colours and layers, in the same way you pause to gaze at nature.

My work signifies the fierceness and fragility of nature, each artwork acting as its own palimpsest, revealing layers that change over the time of producing the work. Humanity is fragile. It is the planet we inhabit that sustains our existence. Sooner than we think, humans could become traces in Earth’s palimpsest, our footprint eventually grown over, reclaimed by nature , the echoes of our time here remaining only as part of the Earth’s surfaces.

I hope my work reminds viewers to remember the Earth and be conscious of our relationship to it, and to try with each action to cause no harm.

Enjoy my artwork and please reach out via email if you have any questions.

Shipping costs

Shipping from Australia
Within Australia $1.10

National Shipping Details

Minimum shipping charge per order $1.10
Maximum shipping charge per order $300.00