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Monthly ArchiveAugust 2000

Steve Waugh


30Cm X 40Cm. Oil On Board.

Captain Of The Australian Cricket Team 1999 Phillip Carrero.

Stolen from my gallery “Paintings of the Sea” on February 21, 2003

– “Steve Waugh is the ultimate evolved cricketer. Thrown to the wolves at 20, he flailed at all bowling, sent down bouncers at Viv Richards, and tasted Ashes defeat. Then he helped win a World Cup and made 393 runs before losing his wicket in England in 1989 – but admitted that he did not understand his own game, and 18 months later lost his place to his minutes-younger twin, Mark. It was his catharsis. Upon his recall, he minimalised his batsmanship, forgoing risk and waiting for the loose ball, which he still punished severely. He was all but forced to give up bowling by back problems. A series of epic innings ensued, none better than his 200 in Jamaica in 1994-95 to speed Australia to an historic series win, or his twin hundreds at Old Trafford to turn the 1997 Ashes series.

He succeeded Mark Taylor as Test captain in 1999, and began with a torrid 2-2 draw in the Caribbean, but later led Australia boldly in 15 of their world-record 16 successive Test victories. With Shane Warne, he turned Australia’s form around so completely in the 1999 World Cup that they won it, and he became (with Tom Moody) the first Australians to win the trophy twice.” –
… from excerpt by¬†Greg Baum)

The Chronicle 11Mar03


Plums And Grapes

Silver vase with grapes

45Cm X 52Cm, Oil On Canvas Phillip Carrero.


This small painting went to hung in a friend’s mum home.

It was a small cottage with 25 watt lamps to save electricity. The still life was placed near a fireplace between a dozen or so old black and white photographs.


The day we hung it became clear to me what the magic of oil painting really is. The while room lit up with the warm glow emanating/reflecting from the painting.


It is this day that I have no hesitation suggesting an oil painting will add more life, character and warmth than a photo any day.

Self Portrait With Pavers


61Cm X 80Cm. Oil On Primed Board. Phillip Carrero.

Self are the easiest to get photos of to practice on. Original pic taken by Ernie Schumaker at Hollylea.

Done while at the Hollylea Trade Centre, Turn of the century.



Jack46cm x 50cm Oil on Canvas board. Jack Bosmans. Phillip Carrero.


Jack and Linda used to have a Floral Arrangements shop at Hollylea Place.

Jack kindly volunteered to lend me his facial features for a portrait. It was so appreciated and difficult to find between commissions.

Pastors Adrian And Cathy Gray

grys70Cm X 90Cm. Oil On Primed Board.

Senior Pastors At Mount Annan Church. Phillip Carrero.


They are not only great preachers of the Word but they have lived it for the 45 years of their married life. This is evident in their family of four married children and eleven grandchildren. They have successfully raised their children to become strong and committed servants of God that are helping build His kingdom in areas of influence.


With over 40 years of ministry experience they have planted seven churches, and until 2009 were the pioneers and senior ministers of C3 Church Mount Annan for 34 years, overseeing its growth from a congregation of less than 20 to over 1000 members.