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61Cm X 76Cm. Oil On Canvas. Bounty, replica by Alan Bond of the original mutiny ship. Phillip Carrero.<br /> Sailing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge61Cm X 76Cm. Oil On Canvas. Bounty, replica by Alan Bond of the original mutiny ship. Phillip Carrero.
Sailing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

This was a fairly quick effective painting I did. Reason was purely because I hadn’t done many with the famous “coat hanger” in it. So, I priced it very low, for quick sale. I did not want to store it in my house if possible.
Funny enough I was offered a cash deposit by the first person I showed it to. I was also told that whatever is at the same angle the bridge was in this painting would be pleasing to the eye, every time. To my surprise other three or four people also offered me cash for it except I had already sold it!

Always thought this was one of those that could have sold for many times more than it did, oh well…


Currans Hill artist Phil Carrero started as an impressionable 16 year old drawing charcoal portraits through the streets of Buenos Aires. He worked his way up from drawing to painting and begun to sell his works around that time. Coming to Australia in 1973 , at the age of 23, Mr Carrero continued his studies in Art and completed an apprenticeship for four months to get himself better acquainted with portraiture painting. Meanwhile, for almost ten years produced and sold many ship portraits and marine paintings. -After that I begun getting around 12 commissions a year for just portraits. That's the point when he begun to make a living out of painting-, he said. He paints in the Traditional, Realistic style ... English and Italian schools, his portraits can resemble the Grand Manner style of the 19th and 20th centuries in England and later, America. (extracted from "Artist has brush with thieves", Macarthur Advertiser, January 2004)