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Richard And Trisha.

Richard And Trisha.

IMGP8846s40cm x 60cm. Portrait of Richard and Trisha Duke in the wedding limousine. Phillip Carrero.

 

I knew Trisha Phoon from the days of helping users of Ms Access database in the Microsoft newsgroups.

I had done another portrait of Trisha Phoon previously so I was honored to be commissioned to do this one for the happy couple.

It is a fact that some portraits are easy to paint, some not so and for no apparent reason. This one was a pleasure to do. So much so that I used their pencil versions in classes to teach how to draw many times over.

All my customers are special in their own way, but if I get them as nice as Trisha and Richard have been through the years well, I’ll be doing ok!

 

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)