John McCartin, Australian artist of classic landscapes, started full time painting in In 2014 he received over 25 major international awards and is considered to be a master painter by many world galleries.
2 of 3 The smiling Tar Boy, aka Susan Bourne, as she was painted in Tom Roberts' "Shearing the Rams". "Most people naturally think the tar boy [who applies tar to the skin of sheep cut during shearing] in the centre of the painting was a boy, but it actually was my grandmother," says Ambrose, a life-long resident of Corowa. "She was asked to help create atmosphere by sweeping the floors of the shed and in exchange for that he included her in the painting,"
Country Cottages - Albert Ernest Newbury (1891-1941) Australia
The Tom Roberts painting Rejected could be worth a small fortune after being bought for $15,000 in 2013. The Rejected painting tells a story of an artist in a studio being consoled by his wife because his painting has been turned down for an exhibition.
A portrait of Australian TV journalist Lisa Wilkinson by artist Peter Smeeth has won this year's Packing Room Prize. Head packer, Steve Peters, announced the winning entry in the Archibald exhibition on Thursday as he bid farewell to the Art Gallery of NSW after 35 years at the helm.