Tangerine Original Oil on Stretched Belgian Linen 60cm x 33cm by John McCartin – SOLD
This painting has won 3rd place (Tie) in the 2023 World Art Awards Floral not realistic category
John’s Inspiration: “I often receive requests for Nasturtiums. “When are you going to do another painting with Nasturtiums in it” is the frequent question. I planted some roots of them some time ago, and finally getting them to grow without too much interference from the local rabbits.
I was inspired with an outside pot with the sun’s light glistening on the side. Painting flowers is a really tricky business. I no sooner set up the scene in the afternoon ready to start painting fresh in the morning, only to find the flowers are facing the opposite direction”.
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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