Graeme Myrteza

I am a farmer living at Thorpdale in the Gippsland hills.  As a child I painted but when I left school all that changed, as working and family life became the norm.  Forty years later I started painting again.  I always keep an eye out for nice gum trees and look for the light and shadows.  Mostly I have been looking through bleary eyes knowing I still have hours to work.  I have always been fascinated by the magical light never thinking one day I would be trying to capture it on canvas.

Life has many twists and turns, and when after a long illness we lost our son Brett I turned to the paintbrush, therapy I suppose. Brett never saw a paintbrush in my hand but I’m sure he is with me when I paint.

These days I have become more fascinated with painting, trying to capture the moments in the bush.  I have spent years in the high country and in the outback poking around, taking photos and observing nature’

As I paint I am trying to capture the mood of the bush.  If you can share that with me then I have achieved my goal

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Member Type: individual
Location: Thorpdale
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