John Guy

John Guy

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    John Guy was born in 1944 in Launceston, Tasmania.

    He is known as a traditional painter of Australian heritage scenes, using oils and mixed media.

    Some of John Guy’s favourite subjects include the mighty paddle steamers in South Australia, trams and trains, trail blazers, gold rush towns, and the early days of the 1900’s.

    Guy had an early grounding in art principles when he studied at the Hutchins School in Hobart.

    He then worked as a commercial artist, and spent time in Rabaul in Papua New Guinea where he lectured in health education, and worked in sign-writing and film production. Guy also worked in advertising and public relations before taking up painting full time in the mid 1970’s at the Gold Coast.

    A self-taught artist, John Guy held over 42 solo exhibitions and group shows in Queensland and Sydney. His work was included in the “The Great Australians” exhibition in 1983 and he presented an exhibition “In Search of Gold” at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

    John Guy’s commissions have included annual report covers for Allied Queensland Coalfields, calendars for John Sands, HCF Consolidated Fertilisers and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, plus limited edition prints for Australia Post.

    His works are represented in private collection in Australia and overseas.

    John Guy passed away in 2000.

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John Guy

The Cables of King Street, Sydney
45 x 60 cm Framed: 63 x 79cm Oil on Canvas $1,500.00