The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was a Semi-finalist in the
Brisbane Portrait Prize.
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Cat #28 Jim van Geet
BILLY DOOLAN - THE NEXT BRUSHSTROKE
Oil on Linen
95 cm high x 60 cm wide
Billy Doolan is a painter and woodcarver born on Palm Island, Queensland.
He is often lost in deep thought reflecting on how his art may
be able to influence our attitude to our planet and spends a great deal of time contemplating his next move prior to committing
paint to canvas.
A passionate environmentalist, he has stated that “I paint to
share with people my dismay and frustration at what destruction people inflict on Mother Earth.”
It was such a moment of his earnest intensity I sought to capture and was the concept for this painting.