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Keith Naughton
Keith Naughton was born in Newcastle, New South Wales in 1925. His career began in journalism, where the excitement of newspapers and advertisements gave him his first creative exposure to art and design. He worked as a freelance advertising layout artist while also teaching figure drawing. He was then lured to London as creative director for an international fashion magazine. Keith, who was constantly experimenting in new art techniques and media, became an innovator of art trends for figure illustrations. He was engaged by the London Graphic School to teach Design and Art.On his return to Australia, he established his own art and design group, working as a consultant and graphic designer for Australian and International companies, while continuing to teach at the Royal Art Society and the Joshua Smith Portrait classes.Keith had always been fascinated by the laconic character of the real Australia, the Bushmen, the shearers, the drovers, the ringers and the jackaroos who yarn at the pubs, work the sheds and muster across the creek beds and clay pans on stations that sprawl from the Diamantina to the Kimberley. This unforgiving yet inspiring landscape breeds individuals who are typically larger than life and at the same time incredibly down to earth. Keith Naughton captures the colloquial spirit of these Australians and their landscape rendered in the bull-dusted colours and sweaty atmosphere they call home.Every year Keith treks across the outback with his sketchpad, pencil and camera, drawing and observing. In May 1998, Keith and his wife crossed the Tanami desert into the Kimberley region and then proceeded along Old Gibb River Road gathering new material.Keiths commissioned paintings have appeared on book jackets, packaging and corporate reports. His work is displayed throughout Australia and has been purchased for private collections in Europe, America and Japan.
'He Deserves A Drink'
Media:
Oil on board
Price:
$2500 AUD
Image Size:
58cm by 43cm
Frame Size:
71cm by 57cm
Stock no:
25880
'End Of The Day'
Media:
Oil on board
Price:
$2500 AUD
Image Size:
58cm by 43cm
Frame Size:
71cm by 57cm
Stock no:
25879
'We'll Be Home Soon'
Media:
Oil on board
Price:
$2500 AUD
Image Size:
58cm by 43cm
Frame Size:
71cm by 57cm
Stock no:
25878
"Big Pond, N.T."
Media:
Oil on board
Price:
$3400 AUD
Image Size:
54cm by 78cm
Frame Size:
59cm by 83cm
Stock no:
23476
"Winners are Grinners"
Media:
Oil on board
Price:
$2200 AUD
Image Size:
30cm by 45cm
Frame Size:
45cm by 60cm
Stock no:
23434