Artist at work with assistant ......John Rigby.  by Virginia McGowan

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Artist at work with assistant ......John Rigby. by 

One of Queenslands finest and well know loved artists, John Rigby and of course one of my favourite artists .[guess why] with a gorgeous youngster learning just how painters work.

P.S. John died just recently aged 92
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I photographed this from the veranda of the St Bernards Hotel Motel Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland Queensland .situated National Park a couple of years ago, where he was judging an art competion there, not to waste a good opportunity he painted or started ,this fabulous painting over the weekend. I just love the boy making sure he,as children do, having a good thorough inspection with no sense he may have been in the way.
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australia, artist, queensland, candid, st bernards, tamborine, ginnymac, john rigby

Artist/Painter for over 30 years,Photographer for almost 60.

Life has been and is all about art… . Most Paintings are for sale in original form ,paper, canvas, board, stretched or …I can frame for you and ship anywhere anytime .
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  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 6 years ago

    you’re right it’s just amazing how children are coming and looking without judging and giving a piece of their mind.
    Gorgeous painting!!!

  • think he has $20.000 on it will send www. to you sometime

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleealmost 6 years ago

    what a wonderful sight to behold….. creation at work on all levels!

  • super Wendy I got to watch a bit, looks easy when others do things.I have painted from there a lot and if there are any kids about they are just adorable , fantastic sensible questions and i alwasy get asked to show them but usually tragically MUM says "arrgg come away ’ [from the nasty artist] hahahaha … well something like that!

    – Virginia McGowan

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful capture, that will be some great painting when it is finished, and that little boy will remember the day he saw it started, He may even start to paint himself, I do hope so, children are so perceptive and interested in everything. hugsxxx

  • thanks for looking Hilary, yes love kids watching I remember me being absolutely mesmerized when I was very tiny.

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisalmost 6 years ago

    Beautifully captured Ginny!!! So lovely to see – Thanks for sharing!!!

  • thanks blossom nice to have you comment.

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsalmost 6 years ago

    This is wonderful to see Ginny, must send me the web address too! Great shot!

  • done

    – Virginia McGowan

  • shallay
    shallayalmost 6 years ago

    Delightful subject – have to smile at the boy! I don’t know this artist, but think I’m admiring his jumper as much as his painting! Love the purple hill/cliff – there are some wonderful colours in that piece.

  • chasingsooz
    chasingsoozalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous capture Ginny. I love the whole composition as it tells such a gorgeous story.

  • thank you Sooz lovely to be in the right place at the right time

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Jim Caldwell
    Jim Caldwellalmost 6 years ago

    Terrific portrait, Ginny

  • thanks Jim

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanalmost 6 years ago

    great photo. loved the description

  • thanks Marion I love kids watching, so appreciative. no silly comments

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Lyn Fabian
    Lyn Fabianalmost 6 years ago

    Good one Ginny

  • thanks Lyn

    – Virginia McGowan

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