Harold Thomas (Bundoo)
I studied fine art at the South Australian School of Art in the 1960’s, graduating with honours in 1971. In those days I spent hundreds of hours at the Art Gallery of SA studying old masters, especially European paintings. I was driven to learn the techniques of creating mood, drama and emotion with paint.
For more than 40 years I painted my new environment; the Top End of Australia. I had many sell-out exhibitions of water colours, oils and acrylics, this is what I am best known for.
I have decided to go back to my youthful passion: Painting human drama and emotion using observed techniques from early years. In 2016 I was honoured to win the prestigious Aboriginal art prize NATSIAA with my entry ‘Tribal Abduction’. In 2017 my painting ‘Myal Creek Massacre’ was selected for NATSIAA. My most recent is ‘The Poison Chalice,’ about faith and law, a clash of cultures.
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Harold Thomas – Darwin 2019