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Monthly ArchiveSeptember 2010

Sarah’s bottle and toys

Sarah's bottle

30″ x 24″ (76.3cm x 61.0cm) Oil on Canvas board. Phil Carrero.

Still life painted for Phillip’s daughter Sarah Louise when she was 2.

Legendary A.J, her runners and socks, bottle with juice and trailer world wheel plus a tennis ball for reflection.

This painting developed into a spatula work for the background and yet the doggy’s fur was brush. Not familiar with animal paintings this one worked out to be very easy. Probably because it was special, probably owed to Sarah’s amazing good disposition. I should paint more often for my girls.

Justin Merlino

Justin Merlino79cm x 61cm (30″ x 24″)

Oil on canvas board. Phillip Carrero 2009

 

Justin commenced Little Athletics in under-9s and got into hurdling by mistake after his father entered him in a hurdles event instead of the flat. He took it in his stride, literally, and won zone, regional and State titles that year.

Justin has just completed a degree in physiotherapy at Sydney University.

A win at the Australian University Games in September of 2007 rounded out a landmark year for Justin.

In 2008, Justin claimed his second national title in the 110m hurdles. Justin then went on to compete in a number of international meets and was selected in the Target 2012 Squad.

Youcef Abdi

100_036879cm x 61cm (30″ x 24″)

Oil on canvas board. Phillip Carrero 2009

 

Youcef began his athletics career over 800m and at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Sydney, representing his native Algeria.

Since then he has made Australia his home and progressed over distances, stepping up to 1500m and the 3000m steeplechase. He enjoyed some successes over 1500m, winning a Commonwealth bronze medal in 2002 and Australian title in 2004. Since moving up to the 3000m steeple, he has become Australia’s second fastest man, won the 2006 national title and made his Olympic debut in Beijing 2008, where he finished sixth in the final.