Sydney 2000

Sydney 2000100cm 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.

In this painting Sydney Harbour Fire Engine and replica of Bounty heading east towards the bridge.

By Phillip

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)