d’Arcy Doyle

d’Arcy William Doyle was a painter of Australian landscapes and historical scenes.

d’Arcy Doyle

About d’Arcy Doyle

d’Arcy William Doyle (19 November 1932 – 28 August 2001) was a painter of Australian landscapes and historical scenes.

A self-taught painter of Australian landscapes and historical scenes, Doyle was born in Ipswich in 1932.

From an early age he had a keen interest in drawing and wished to be a designer or to be involved in the graphic industry.

He joined the Royal Australian Navy and served seven years, after which he took up full-time painting in 1961.

Doyle has a deep affinity with the Australian bush and his work focuses on horses, sheep, drovers and other farm activities as well as children’s games.

Influenced by Norman Rockwell, the well-known American illustrator, Doyle gives us a nostalgic impression of post-war Brisbane and Ipswich as he recalls it.

His works are very popular and in great demand.

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John Bradley

John Bradley is a mostly self-taught artist whose subject matter ranges from the harsh outback regions to the verdant coastal scenery of Eastern Australia.

John Bradley

About John Bradley

John Bradley was born in Sydney in 1945.

Drawing and painting since early childhood, Bradley developed a deep kinship with the Australian countryside during summer holidays in Narrabri, Glen Innes, Kurrajong and the mid-north coast of New South Wales.

Largely self taught, Bradley has not been influenced by a particular Australian painter, but admits to having a high regard for the late Sir Hans Heysen with whom he shares a deep feeling for Central Australia.

His subject matter ranges from the harsh outback regions to the verdant coastal scenery of Eastern Australia.

In 1982 Bradley became a professional artist/teacher, after having followed a series of diverse occupations, and his works are represented in several private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.

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Kevin Best

Kevin John Best, OAM (27 January 1932 – 31 July 2012) was an Australian self-taught artist who spent time as a boy sketching warships and airplanes.

Kevin Best

About Kevin Best

As a child Kevin Best loved to draw. After leaving school he worked on the stock exchange for 25 years. In 1972 he began to paint, and at the age of 45 and with encouragement from his wife and six children he turned professional. With no outside training Best’s natural talent has taken the form of ‘feeling’ on canvas.

The atmosphere created by mist, rays of light, reflections and drifts of dust has made Best one of the most popular artists of the Australian landscape.

Although he admires artists such as Hans Heysen, Elioth Gruner and greats of the Heidelberg School, Kevin’s inspiration has come from the landscape itself.

Best held his first solo exhibition of 50 paintings in 1974.

He has held over 30 exhibitions, and is represented in private and corporate collections in UK, USA, Japan, France, Italy, New Zealand, Canada and Australia.

Kevin Best died on 31 July 2012.

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