Trevor and Elizabeth

Trevor and Elizabeth

60Cm X 80Cm. Oil On Canvas. Trevor Richarson And Elizabeth Hope. Servers At St Peters Campbelltown. Phillip Carrero.

St Peters Anglican Church was my home church for over fifteen years and it will probably be again one day. I remember I had stints with other denominations every now and then. For instance I spent five years at St Peters when Trevor and Elizabeth were servers and then I went back to the Presbiterian church with pastor Robson. Came back a short while later and Trevor and Elizabeth were there, serving. Then it was the Baptist church where we made many friends and I made my decision for Christ. But eventually years later I felt the Lord calling me back to St Peters as pastor Peter Stavert commenced his ministry there. Of course Trevor and Elizabeth were there, serving. Well, to cut a long story short I remarried and we went to a branch at Claymore for over a year. Then it was Mount Annan for another score years and then… back to St Peters and Lo and Behold, my old friends Trevor and Elizabeth were still there, serving. Of course eventually we left again and I don’t know if they are serving yet because they told me they were retiring… Pastors came and went, congregations grew and dwindled, the sands of time made their mark and through it all, well one wonders sometimes who the real back-bones of the church are!

In this painting I was marvelled at how you can paint shadows with strong reflected colour and light, and still remains a shadow. I remember painting this as if it was yesterday…

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)