Cathy Freeman



50Cm X 44Cm. Oil On Canvas. Cathy Freeman. World Championships Seville 1999. Phillip Carrero.

It was an experience to “mould” Cathy’s cheeks and forehead until a three-dimensional effect was achieved, on a two-dimensional base.
Something I always since tried to achieve.

Bishop Joseph Garlington

BishopJG46Cm X 52Cm. Oil On Primed Board. Phillip Carrero.

Bishop Garlington came to Mount Annan Church in ’98 for a couple of weeks. He touched me as being among the friendliest of the people of the cloth I knew. Very funny preacher too, amazing sense of humor and energy.

This was the second portrait I had done of a black person, the first being Cathy Freeman. There was a software that told how many colors had been used in a particular painting. I was amazed to find out that a black skin used 16 colors, as opposed to a white skin that only needs 6. Rich as rich can be!