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Cathy

Cathy

Cathy60Cm X 80Cm. Oil On Canvas.

Cathy Freeman. World Championships Seville 1999. Phillip Carrero.

 

Catherine Astrid Salome “Cathy” Freeman, OAM (born 16 February 1973) is a former Australian sprinter, who specialised in the400 metres event. She became the Olympic champion for the women’s 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at which she lit theOlympic Flame.[1] Freeman was the first ever Aboriginal Commonwealth Games gold medalist at age 16 in 1990.[2] 1994 was her breakthrough season. At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Freeman won gold in both the 200 m and 400 m. She also won thesilver medal in the 1996 Olympics and came first at the 1997 World Championships, both in the 400 m event. 1998 saw Freeman taking a break from running due to injury. She returned to form with a first place in the 400 m at the 1999 World Championships. She announced her retirement from athletics in 2003.

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Phillip

Currans Hill artist Phil Carrero started as an impressionable 16 year old drawing charcoal portraits through the streets of Buenos Aires. He worked his way up from drawing to painting and begun to sell his works around that time. Coming to Australia in 1973 , at the age of 23, Mr Carrero continued his studies in Art and completed an apprenticeship for four months to get himself better acquainted with portraiture painting. Meanwhile, for almost ten years produced and sold many ship portraits and marine paintings. -After that I begun getting around 12 commissions a year for just portraits. That's the point when he begun to make a living out of painting-, he said. He paints in the Traditional, Realistic style ... English and Italian schools, his portraits can resemble the Grand Manner style of the 19th and 20th centuries in England and later, America. (extracted from "Artist has brush with thieves", Macarthur Advertiser, January 2004)