Description1978 Queensland BoyAfter leaving Papua New Guinea we lived in Australia in the State ofQueensland. The far north of Queensland is very close to Papua NewGuinea and also many people from the Pacific islands live in Queensland.It is not unusual to see young people like this boy who lived near us atthe sea sideand was happy to let me quickly sketch him near the beach.
Peter Wharton, Brisbane Australia Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement After a period of service as a Radio Officer in the British Merchant Navy I took a degree in Fine Art in England and taught for ten years in Papua New Guinea secondary boarding schools. My passion is building learning support environments to help young people develop their creative potential.
I spent the final twenty years of my teaching career at one of Australia's leading Art education institutions, the Queensland College of Art at Griffith University. I now enjoy a small following in Japan where traditional draughtsmanship in human figure representation is highly valued, (accompanied, it must be said, by a touching respect and honour for the draughtsman!)
Catalog Details Product No 887427 Subjects Style Medium TagsPeter, Wharton