Sydney 2000

100cm x 60cm, oil on board. Phil Carrero Quick commission work by a dear local accountant. In this painting I remember dabbing with powder pigments. I was still cautious and the colors remained light. Soon after I learned you can’t add too much pigment or they will take over adjoining color and darken the lot.…

Macarthur President F D R And Nimitz

120Cm X 120Cm. Oil On Board. On Board Of USS Missouri, Pearl Harbor. Phillip Carrero.   -“The seeds of the greatest naval battle of the Pacific war were not planted by U.S. Navy strategists, but rather by a larger-than-life Army general and the President of the United States.”-   -“Franklin Roosevelt had much work to…

Sister Judith

60Cm X 80Cm. Oil On Canvas. Sister Judith, The Stables “Wivenhoe”. Phillip Carrero.   When Claire St Claire, then director of the “Friends of the gallery” at Campbelltown Art Gallery, passed away her last words to me were -“Look after Sister Judith” Now, Claire knew I made and sell art supplies, so what I gather…

I Shall Return

  120Cm X 120Cm. Oil on primed board. Phillip Carrero. Gen. MacArthur And Personal Staff On The Philippines Landing. Reasonably large, my biggest painting by that time. Gun holsters, uniforms, Philippines MP’s, cartographer and personal secretary. Landing craft and marines. All depictions faithful to original. I don’t recall painting better than these, but that’s up…

Gen. MacArthur at West Point

70Cm X 90Cm. Oil On Primed Board. Phillip Carrero.   Retired military brass and friend, Nick. MacArthur is one of his role models and he went all the way to the Smithsonian at the US to get material for this paintings. Also from the ex US base at the Philippines, as many locals remember him.…

Wedding day, Peter Dixon.

60cm x 80cm, oil on canvas. Phil Carrero. Peter had a newsagent in Hoxton Park, west of Sydney. I also did paintings of compositions of his four children and of  his daughters and young son. It was at a time when I was very busy with commissions and most likely didn’t have a camera handy…