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Howard William Steer
Howard Steer was born in Broken Hill in 1947 and has lived his entire life in this iconic town. He first exhibited in his home town in 1985 and has exhibited extensively throughout Australia since. International exhibitions include Los Angeles, Paris and New Hampshire, USA.Steer calls himself an Australian Story Artist and began making his mark depicting the early miners struggle with their working conditions in Broken Hill. His subjects are the people and the animals of the outback. Camels also feature in his earlier work as his father used to work with afghan camel drivers in the 1930s and as a young boy, Steer would play amongst the camels as they rested.Most famous for his Flying Doctor paintings which feature a little man floating in the sky in top hat and fairy wings, Steer helps raise the profile of, as well as financial support for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. American author Jackie Collins snapped up 16 of his paintings during one of her promotional tours of Australia. His paintings also feature in many private collections including Ken Done, Bill Hayden, Lindsay Fox, Bob Carr and Tim Fischer. Steer is represented in many regional and state galleries as well as the Stockmans Hall of Fame in Longreach and has completed several murals in Broken Hill and Darling Harbour.Howard Steer became half of the Blood Brothers in 2002 after first meeting Paul Blahuta seven years earlier when Blahuta bought one of Steers Burke and Wills paintings. They discovered that they both had a deep interest in painting Australias historical events and characters.As the Blood Brothers they have created a unique collaboration traveling back and forth from Broken Hill and Sydney spending 10 14 days together, painting mostly side-by-side on the same canvas.
'Cooking The Books'
Media:
Oil on canvas on board
Price:
$790 AUD
Image Size:
19cm by 19cm
Frame Size:
43cm by 43cm
Stock no:
25508
'I Think I'm In Love'
Media:
Acrylic on board
Price:
$790 AUD
Image Size:
19cm by 19cm
Frame Size:
42cm by 42cm
Stock no:
25371
'Comes With One Air Bag!'
Media:
Acrylic on board
Price:
$790 AUD
Image Size:
19cm by 19cm
Frame Size:
42cm by 42cm
Stock no:
25369
"Mum having another Mood Swing"
Media:
Acrylic on Canvas on Board
Price:
$790 AUD
Image Size:
20cm by 29cm
Frame Size:
47cm by 47cm
Stock no:
24686
Monday We Go Barrow Fishing
Media:
Oil
Price:
$770 AUD
Image Size:
19cm by 19cm
Frame Size:
47cm by 47cm
Stock no:
23391