Cathy60Cm X 80Cm. Oil On Canvas.

Cathy Freeman. World Championships Seville 1999. Phillip Carrero.


Catherine Astrid Salome “Cathy” Freeman, OAM (born 16 February 1973) is a former Australian sprinter, who specialised in the400 metres event. She became the Olympic champion for the women’s 400 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at which she lit theOlympic Flame.[1] Freeman was the first ever Aboriginal Commonwealth Games gold medalist at age 16 in 1990.[2] 1994 was her breakthrough season. At the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Freeman won gold in both the 200 m and 400 m. She also won thesilver medal in the 1996 Olympics and came first at the 1997 World Championships, both in the 400 m event. 1998 saw Freeman taking a break from running due to injury. She returned to form with a first place in the 400 m at the 1999 World Championships. She announced her retirement from athletics in 2003.

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Bronwyn Eagles 176

Bronwyn Eagles 17665Cm X 98Cm. Oil On Primed Board.

Commonwealth Record Holder, Hammer Throw. Melbourne Grand Prix ’01.

Phillip Carrero.


Latest of the two portraits done on Bronwyn, both stolen in 2003 from his Gallery at Leumeah.

The Chronicle 11Mar03

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Bronwyn Eagles 21967Cm X 97Cm. Oil On Primed Board.
Commonwealth Record Holder, Hammer Throw. Nationals ’01. Phillip Carrero.

This painting started very dark, I wanted to create depth. With every subsequent layer of oils it went lighter and lighter.
I’m happy with the result since it does give a 3D impression on a 2D medium. It must have been right since it was stolen together with the rest of the Sporting Heroes I had on display at Hollylea on the 21st February 2003.
Bronwyn Eagles made her senior international debut in hammer throw at the 2001 East Asian Games, winning gold. Named the Athletics Australia Female Athlete of the Year in both 2001 and 2002, Eagles at one time held every Australian hammer throw record from under-16 to open. Making her Olympic debut at the 2004 Athens Games

The Commonwealth and Australian record-holder, with a best throw of 71.12m in 2001, she announced her retirement in 2006

In 2008, Eagles resumed competition for the fun of it and went on to win her fifth national title at the Australian Championships.