Pink Sorbet


Pink Sorbet Original Oil on Stretched Belgian Linen 46cm x 34cm by John McCartin

John’s Inspiration: “I love the way how the sunlight dances on rose petals casting shadows at all angles. Due to their delicate nature, light also shines through each petal producing a charming array of warm and cool colours of varying light intensity.

This type of rose is called Makybe Diva, a Hybrid Tea Rose.  Makybe Diva is named in honour of the famous British-bred, Australian trained mare who won the Melbourne Cup, not once, but three times. The unusual name is composed of the first two letters of the names of five of the owners’ employees: Maureen, Kylie, Belinda, Diane, and Vanessa. So, both the horse, her name, and her namesake rose suggest a celebration of female beauty, strength, stamina and success”.

John McCartin was born in Sydney on March 9th 1954, and showed remarkable drawing ability at a young age and felt strangely attracted to the Australian landscape.  Painting as a hobby since 1974, John has now taken on landscape painting more seriously and on a professional basis since 1991.   He has been influenced greatly by artists such as Hans Heysen, Elioth Gruner and Arthur Streeton whose unpretentious works have inspired him over many years. In 2011 John won International Artist Magazines prestigious first prize, making him ‘Best artist in the world’.  It was a complete surprise to a humble John, yet a reward for the incredible artworks he produces.  As part of his prize, John was given the opportunity to travel and paint through the English countryside & through areas of Europe.  His six-week study tour created some amazing paintings, of which this is one.  John who lives in South Australia travels widely to capture his subjects, always making sketches and studies as he travels.  He has been described by many of Australia’s leading artists as one of the most talented artists in Australia and now the world agrees! He has currently won 106 international art awards.

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