The Man Behind the Brush - Ken Done
Look Who's Talking - Fri 27 Nov 6.00pm - Maitland Regional Art Gallery - $27.50
Ken Done has an extraordinary place in the hearts of Australians, his vivid, optimistic images are part of our collective consciousness and have helped define us to the world. A dreamy country kid-turned-art student, Ken took off overseas for a Mad Men-esque advertising career before an epiphany at a Matisse exhibition showed him that painting was where his heart truly lay.
From his studio on sparkling Sydney Harbour to the ochre tints of the outback or the luminous palette of tropical waters, Ken's artist's eye is ever drawn to beauty and colour. But through good times and bad, what has sustained him are the simple pleasures of life: family, home and, of course, painting.
Come along to find out more about the man behind the brush.