ANDO Artist profile
"Encore" Original acrylic on canvas by Ando
From his first painting at the age of four to the World’s Largest Work of Art at the age of forty, Ando has created a portfolio of amazing variety. Over
one hundred of his paintings have been published as limited editions and
other various products. Ando’s exhibitions have always been sell-outs
including two which were opened by the Governor General of Australia.
Ando has been an established artist for over 25 years in his native Australia,
exhibiting since the age of 15. Amazingly, this incredibly gifted artist is self-taught
and has never had an art lesson in his life!
The world's largest art work "Mundi-mundi Man" by Ando
In recent years, Ando has decided to challenge himself with bigger projects.
He has amazed viewers with the remarkable Big Picture which, towering at
over 10 metres high and almost 100 metres around, is believed to be the
World's Largest canvas painting by a single artist. Ando's 46 million square
foot Mundi Mundi Man, the World's Largest Work of Art which was etched
into the Mundi Mundi plains in outback Australia , has been featured on
ABC and Ripley's Believe it or Not. (You can even view Mundi Man on
Although he has the incredible engineering and artistic skills to create such
colossal projects, Ando’s sense of detail is also evident in every square inch
of each painting on 'normal sized' canvas! His paintings reflect his style of
Ando-Realism -- an amazing feel for perception, reflection, depth, shadow
and light. Ando’s still life paintings have an energy and action that defy the
term "still". The quality and incredible detail of Ando's work speaks for
itself in every brush stroke. You feel as though you can walk into his
landscapes, or touch the feathers on each bird.
Below "The Sleeping Lubra" Original acrylic on canvas by Ando
Original Paintings (12)
Ando's Art Prints (4)
Greg Postle art at Landsborough Galleries (see other menus for a large selection)
"Field Day" - 1.6 m x 0.9 m $890.00 Canvas Print by artist Greg Postle
one of Australia's most sought after wildlife painters, Greg's love of
wildlife began on a cattle property in Central Queensland where he spent
his early years. His painting career began on a part-time basis at the
age of 27 and within twelve months without any formal training, he began
His main subject matter is birds which, since childhood, have always
held a fascination for him. Each of Greg's paintings captures the
essence of the birds he paints while maintaining a focus for
ornithological correctness and the artistic merit of each painting is
brought to life by the creative story it portrays.
Greg Postle's "The Gathering" - 0.7 m x 1.3 m $890.00 selling fast! Greg has received numerous awards for his paintings and since first entering in the prestigious 'Birds in Art' wildlife art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, USA in 1999 and has consistently had his Paintings Selected for this international exhibition.
Landsborough gallery can confidently guarantee to offer the most comprehensive selection of Greg Postle Limited Edition Prints (publish by Origin Publishing), anywhere worldwide. In addition to stocking his most recent prints, we also have a range of rare and previously 'sold out' print editions on both canvas and paper, which have recently been made available from Greg's personal stock. These included: 'Bush Telegraph', 'Band Wagon', 'Sitting Pretty', 'Garden Party' and 'The Gate Crasher'.
For further information please direct inquiries to Jack Olive - m: 0402 856 282
Greg Postle Originals (1)
Limited Edition Prints (22)
Recent Limited Edition Prints (8)
Rare Print Editions (19)
DONALD J WATERS
Art by Donald J Waters
"Turmoil" by Donald J Waters - Acrylic on Belgian linen 120cm x 90cm
ALL of Donald J Waters originals are also available in giclee ltd prints Donald is a man who is passionate about his art. He sees it as an adventure that
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must be experienced not only by the artist -but also by the viewer.
When speaking with him, you cannot help but be engulfed by his presence. He sees
the world from a spiritual, beautiful and somewhat naive perspective. Listening to Don,
you are plunged into the vibrant and colourful world that he endeavors to create on
Amongst his many personal ideals there has always been a sense of movement and
colour, and, his latest series with the elongated figures in childlike situations has
emphasized this. He draws from his vast experiences both on the coast and inland
Australia to bring his paintings to life with a dash of humour and excitement.
To Don art must always remain an adventure; he assimilates this to the emotion of
driving into a new land and looking down into a valley he has never been before.
Living in a rain forest thus surrounded by the colour and movement of nature, Don’s
artworks are a reflection of his environment…the lush green of fernery, the flicker
of a colouful lorikeet from the corner of your eye, or the sun as it filters through
Don has crossed many milestones and achieved success of which he is proud.
Don’s international career is now gaining momentum - having had one-man exhibitions
in both England and New Zealand. He has paintings included in Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth’s II Art Collection and during the Queen’s stay at CHOGM he was asked to
design paintings to decorate the dignitary reception and accommodation areas.
Don has been invited to present motivational speeches and after dinner talks by the
likes of MLC and was compare of the Queensland Builders Designs Awards for 2003.
For further information direct inquiries to Jack Olive - m: 0402 856 282
"Maiden Voyage" - Donald J Waters - Acrylic on Belgian linen 120cm x 90 cm
Original Art (12)
Limited Edition Prints on Canvas and Art Paper (91)
Limited Edition Prints on Paper (77)
Recent Limited Edition Prints (7)
The Art of MAX HURLEY at Landsborough Galleries
Artist, designer for the Theatre
As a painter, Max Hurley has been called a Fantastic Realist – with an element of fantasy in most of his works, even those dealing with more traditional subjects.
Max has exhibited in galleries in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.As well as being represented in collections in Australia, England and the United States.
As a designer for the Theatre, Max has designed for the Marionette Theatre of Australia, Queensland Opera Company, Queensland Ballet Company, (Queensland Light Opera), Ballet Theatre of Queensland and Brisbane City Youth Ballet. Furthermore, has designed for the Twelfth Night Theatre, Brisbane Arts Theatre an for La Boite.He has lectured on Theatre design at the Queensland Conservatorium and, as Artist in Residence (Theatre Design) at Wesley College, Perth, WA.
For a period of Twenty years Max has also designed and built the well known and much appreciated animated Christmas windows at Myer Valley and Queens Street Stores.
Currently, Max is occupied with book illustration and a new project for the Brisbane City Youth Ballet.
Max Hurley - Originals (8)
FRANK MILES - Sculptor
Frank Miles - Sculptor
"Sisters 2" Limited Edition Bronze by Frank Miles
Frank Miles was born
in 1946 in Zimbabwe and spent his early life as a child of the bush veld. A
lifelong intimacy with nature is captured in all his wildlife sculptures and it
is that which gives them such a presence in private, public and corporate collections
with a B.Sc(Hons), majoring in Botany and Zoology, Frank traveled extensively
in Africa, Europe and America.
Upon his return to
Africa and the bush veld he so loved, his artistic talents matured into the
creation of superb bronze sculptures of African wildlife and people. Frank made
a wide study of various methods of bronze casting and finally formulated the
unique process which, combined with his inspired talent, distinguishes his
Developing his technique
From 1976 to 1979
Frank studied American casting methods and was the first to use the Ceramic
Shell, Lost Wax process reproducing bronze artwork in Southern Africa.
From 1980 to 2000
Frank managed his own company creating a non-ferrous Artistic Foundry for the
productions and completion of bronze sculptures.
His works are
produced in limited bronze editions, after which the molds are completely
destroyed. Certificates of Authentication are available for each piece.
Move to Australia
Frank and his family
immigrated to Australia and became Australian citizens in January 2004.
His move to
Australia has resulted in a change of direction with wonderful perceptions of
the human form in a social context.
Frank's work is now cast
by the prestigious Perides Bronze Art Foundry in Brisbane, Australia but each
piece is finished by Frank personally in his own distinctive style and
"Steptoe" "Fantasia" "Lady in Red"
Content edited from Frank Miles' website
Inca Legends Series
Giovanna Cattoi was born at Monte Argentario, Tuscany, Italy. After her early studies she attended the studios of several leading artists and attracted early recognition for her instinctive grasp of composition, movement and colour. She soon gained impressive awards and commendations at various exhibitions and her work can be found in the homes and galleries of well known collectors.
Since settling in Australia she has exhibited successfully in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and extensively throughout Queensland. Her showings were excitingly different and many of her exhibitions were sell-outs.
During a visit to Cairns, Giovanna became entranced with the diversity of colours and uniqueness of the underwater life of the Great Barrier Reef. Equipped with scuba gear and sketching on used x-ray plates, she captured the reef’s authentic wild life. Her underwater work reflects the true life and habitat of all fish species and plants.
Since becoming one of Australia’s leading underwater artists , her paintings have been in high demand in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA and have sold well in other countries around the world.
Giovanna has an intense interest and knowledge of the underwater world. She received a standing ovation when addressing the seventh annual conference of the "Marine Education Society of Australia” on the Gold Coast, where she described the Great Barrier Reef’s underwater world as "A Liquid Eden”.
In her youth, Giovanna traveled extensively with her archeologist parents. All over Europe, Mexico and South America, where her parents at that time were interested in preColombian civilizations. Hence her recent paintings of Peruvian Legends.
Please note: Giovanna is the gallery resident artist, so please feel free to call in for a chat with her anytime during gallery opening hours.
Original Paintings (7)
Limited Edition Canvas or Paper (13)
The Art of Robert Hagan
Robert Hagan original art shows his mastery of light and shadow in "The Clock's Ticking"
About Robert Hagan
Born in 1947 and raised in the lush, languorous sub-tropical northern New South Wales, Australia
and educated at Newcastle University, he communicates in a typical offhanded Aussie manner.
Widely travelled with studios in Suffolk, England., San Diego, USA., Southport, Australia and
Robert goes about his art with confidence, humility and pragmatism.
He explains, "When you look at things you tend to concentrate on one element, a boy or girl
at the waters edge, for example. It's hard to bring into meaniful vision the entire scene at the
one occasion. It's all there, but its not defined and it's that which is peripheral to the starting point".
The key to impressionism is keying in the peripherel to the starting point".
Although Hagan paints varied subjects, landscapes, seascapes, western, portraits and figurative
insists that his paintings here and there go beyond obvious recognizable subject. This is especially
the case now in 2002. He says "make a painting like the recognizable subject rather than executing
a literal representation. It's better to paint the effect of what is there...what is left in the back of
the head! That's impressionism, and that I hope is where I am"
to see Hagan's Autobiography on YouTube
to see some of Hagan's Splash Of Colour TV Series.
Original Art (22)
Art Prints (25)
DVDs and Books (0)
Glorious Spring - Darryl Trott - Watercolour
The world has lost a wonderful person and it's greatest watercolour artist following Darryl's untimely death on the 9th June 2004 following a heart attack. Despite this tragic loss we are fortunate to have the legacy of his magnificent art with us forever.
Darryl Trott achieved a feel and flow with watercolour that no other medium comes close to. The Australian born artist was inspired from the very young age of six when he received his first set of watercolour paints for Christmas. From this early age he knew that his fingers and watercolour paint were a natural combination. But it was thirty years or more before his childhood love of flowers and art were brought to the surface by Ruth Tuck, a great Australian floral artist and teacher.
"At first I was painting landscapes, but it wasn't long before Ruth Tuck told me to concentrate on flowers," says Trott.
Galleries currently have (8) Darryl Trott original paintings available for sale. We
also sell a full range of Darryl Trott's Limited Edition Prints
(printed by Origin Publishing), including rare 'sell-out' editions such as
'Opening Night' and 'Magnolia Morning' and many more.
For further information please direct your inquiries to Jack Olive Tel: 0402 856282
Original Paintings (4)
Limited Edition Canvas or Paper (29)
Rare Print Editions (1)
Bogusz was born in 1947 of German/Polish parents. When he was five his
family moved to Australia. Gifted with an abundant imagination and a
natural ability to draw, his artistic talent blossomed early and
continued through his student years.
1986, Richard and his family settled north of Townsville where
they lived an idyllic beachcomber's existence. It was here Richard
embraced the vibrant tropical colours that worked so well with his vivid
imagination and narrative paintings.
fifteen years of this carefree life, Richard felt he needed the
stimulation that can only be found in a busy city. In July 2001, the
family moved to Brisbane. Richard has always held a great desire to work
things out for himself and to copy no-one.
has avoided any external influence, which he feared would
corrupt his unique perception of the world. This led to dynamic, highly
original paintings which sold before the paint was dry.
the 35 years that I've been painting, during which time there have
been numerous solo exhibitions I have invariably felt bound by certain
conventions. These were often determined by what I thought the gallery
or the public were expecting me to create. It was not necessarily what I
really felt to do.
Throughout this period of my life I have always been fascinated
with thoughts of whether everything we do can be explained in causal
terms and is therefore determined in ways from which we can't escape.
As an artist I find this a rather negative concept as it would
seem to deny the fundamental tenets of creativity and suggest that even
a fine piece of art can only be explained in terms of 'cause and
In an almost defiant denial of this idea and in an attempt to
prove, through my works, that free will does exist. I now paint as
naturally as possible so as to allow sudden and perhaps unexpected
images to appear.
Robert Martin - Maleny Artist
Ballet Series (Detail)
About the Artist
Above "All There in Nature" by Raelene Hall
Raelene Hall was born in Victoria in 1969, but has resided on the Sunshine Coast since 1976.
Influenced mainly by her immediate environment, she has also traveled extensively throughout Australia and around the world.
Raelene is self-taught and has become known predominantly for her watercolour paintings of local beaches and the beautiful Hinterland region.She enjoys portraying the energetic summer holiday beach crowds, because the beach has always been her backyard and therefore the ground for study engaging her curiosity about the antics of beach-goers and beach life.These are especially well depicted in her Sumi-e works.
Traveling to Japan on many occasions now for tuition in the art of "Sumi-e” under master teachers Shoka Ota, Chiaki Kato and Sei Amori, Raelene has certainly mastered the art of the black ink on rice paper.It has also provided a great understanding of the Eastern Philosophies on watercolour painting.She has used this ability to draw elegantly simple scenes of people on the beach in black on white to great effect.
She has been invited to many group exhibitions and has had her work acquired into numerous private collections across Australia and in the U.K. and in the U.S.A.
Landsborough Galleries sell Raelene's full range of limited edition prints (printed by Origin Publishing) available on both canvas and paper.
Limited Edition Canvas and Paper (16)
Colin Parker has worked as professional illustrator for Rolls-Royce, before migrating to Australia in 1987
Here he worked on the Black Hawk military helicopter as chief Illustrator. Colin was responsible for the production of artwork associated with promoting the company world wide. HDH was subsequently taken over by Boeing on the new Airbus A380, Boeing Dreamliner and the Joint Striker Fighter (JSF), Australia’s new front line fighter aircraft. Colin left Boeing in 2005 and perues his passions. Colin's favoured medium is acrylic, but he also paints in oils and water colours. Colin is a busy commission artist.
Original on Canvas - Cutty Sark - (Available P.O.A Call)
Limited Editions (4)
WILLIAM T COOPER
William T. Cooper first gained artistic prominence for his ornithological illustrations in A Portfolio of Australian Birds. His international reputation was firmly established in 1973 with the publication of Parrots of the World and today Bill's paintings are housed in public galleries, government institutions and private collections throughout the world.
Bill's talent for combining scientific accuracy with vibrant artistic technique was formally recognized in 1990 when the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (USA) awarded him the gold medal for his 'artistic endeavours and life's work which have contributed to mankind's better understanding and appreciation of living things'. He was the first Australian to receive this prestigious award and in 1994 was awarded the Order of Australia (AO) for his contribution to Art and Ornithology.
The 1,236 fruits illustrations reproduced in this book show William T. Cooper's dedication to the world of nature. He capturesthe finest details - from tiny spines on pods to fibres of palm fruits and imperfections created by living creatures of the rainforest. Each painting shows the ranges in size, shape and colour of the fruit as well as a cross-section exposing the distinctive colour and texture variations of the seed. It has been a rare privilege to publish art of such magnitude, skill and beauty.
Limited Edition Prints on Canvas (11)
Natalie Dyer is a highly inspired artist. She paints with a genuine gift and has a unique ability to involve her audience as she depicts our everyday lives in a fresh and vibrant way. Natalie enjoys pushing the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary - feeling equally comfortable in both. Her versatility means that people from all walks of life can identify with, and are uplifted by her paintings - keeping her constantly busy in her favourite place, her studio.
Natalie's "Women with Attitude” series - is a whimsical look at what women today just love to do - they are as popular as her enchanting, softly-flowing girls walking in a haze of lavender fields or along quiet beaches. Vibrant flowers and rich, colourful abstracts also tantalise art lovers, whilst her landscapes, streetscapes and seascapes will often showcase the beauty of her surrounding.
Limited Edition Prints (11)
Born in Brisbane in 1952, he grew up in the Tweed - Gold Coast regions.
A self taught artist who painted many regional murals in the early years. Professionally painting in oils since 1984, traditional landscapes in which light and atmosphere are an important feature. Rugged mountain ranges and remote valleys are the main source of inspiration for Kerrys Unique.
Caroline was born in England and went to London School of Arts and Crafts where she took her Diploma in Art and Design majoring in Sculpture. Most of her works were quite large relating to the human figure.
Later, whilst raising her family, Caroline lived in Saudi Arabia for nearly three years. Due to a limited supply of art materials, Caroline turned to making batik wall hangings depicting local architecture and people in the market place. A few years later several trips to Nigeria, enabled Caroline to bask in African art and look again at very strong direct sculpture and pottery with beautiful lines and balance. Back in England, Caroline explored ceramics making hand built pots and building her own kiln.
in 1991 Caroline immigrated to Sydney, Australia and again changed direction. Each new influence seems to demand a new medium and here Caroline returned to basics and resumed life drawing. She discovered the beauty of pastels and started to absorb the strong influences of the fragile Australian landscape and the diverse population of Sydney.
Caoline has now spent 18years in Australia and no longer feels like a visitor. Caroline spent 10 years teaching at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
She now works in a wide range of materials and mediums including oils and acrylics and clay exploring two and three dimensional work.
Caroline now lives and works in Bundeena South of Sydney, she sells her work through the Bundeena Mainbar Art Trail where she opens her home and gallery space every month. She also exhibits work in local exhibitions within the Sutherland Shire. Caroline has work in many private collections around the world.
As a multi award-winning graduate of The Queensland College of Art (Griffith University), Tam Gannon has developed his skills and influence to a point where nothing seems impossible. His favourite material may be titanium, but the incorporation of gold and silver, together with the ancient Japanese technique of Mokume Gane, takes Tam Gannon's pieces beyond just jewellery statements, they are treasures of his creativity and era.
Titanium is one of the most 'Leading edge' materials in the world. Its use in High-tech applications is well known. Combine the design flare of Tam Gannon with this intriguing light weight inert material, add gems stones, a touch of medieval influence, and you have some of the most unique Jewellery pieces available today.
The influence of medieval accoutrements is perhaps not too obvious but its interpretation is dynamic and very much 'now'. Tam's travels to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East have tinged his designs with further depth and dimension; they are especially evident in his non-jewellery sculptural forms such as goblets, cutlery and fascinating one-off pieces like board games.
From the subliminal eclectic images of Art Nouveau & Deco to the glamour and fantasy of Hollywood, Tam's aim is to produce the finest examples of contemporary jewellery design.
One question we often get is this:
As beautiful as they are, how could you ever use them?
How could you not?
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