Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

My Never-Ending Childhood Passion

I have been painting for almost 50 years now, but still consider I have much to learn. Like life itself, the learning process is never-ending. I have always had a passion for art and painting, and during my childhood schooldays, I used to take frequent visits to the Melbourne Gallery/ Museum, then in Swanston Street, Melbourne. I was totally in awe of the magnificent paintings, and dreamt that one day I might produce such a masterpiece. (I wish!). My childhood passion didn’t abate though!

Unforeseen circumstances prevented me from taking up the career that I had chosen; to go to teacher’s college, study art, and become a teacher. I left school at the age of fourteen and started working in April 1953. During my teen years I occasionally painted, but didn’t

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