Grand Artists - A social documentary photo exhibition
I have always enjoyed photographing people working at their art, craft or trade - doing what they love. The first time I came across artists painting a large mural on a rough old wall I was entranced. The sheer size, the difficult surface, the weather and the amazing beauty of the work entranced me. That was Drapl and Treazy working on a truly colourful and magical piece of artwork on the side of the old derelict Red Hill Rollerdrome during the first Brisbane Street Art Festival in 2016. Shortly after, I came across Guido Van Helten, noted worldwide for silo and other grand works. He was working on the biggest painting I had ever seen. He was very high up on a big boom in dreadfully hot conditions. I was captivated and have been ever since.

My intention has never been to specifically photograph actual works (although they should be documented), but rather to introduce the viewer to the artists, the scale of the work, the technical difficulties, the environmental challenges, the sheer hard work involved and the infectious joy of these men and women who I like to call Grand Artists. Some are internationally renowned and all are known throughout Australia for their talent, expertise and professionalism.
The artists who have kindly permitted me to exhibit, all have a close connection with the South East Queensland and have worked on relatively large walls and even silos. I hope you will get to know them a little through my photos.

Photos are for sale and are printed using the silver halide process on Kodak Professional Endura Lustre paper.
All enquiries to me at [email protected]