Against the Tide by Cary McAulay

This oil painting was inspired from a dream. My ‘Soul Mate’ is a strong spirit who will (and has) stand up against overwhelming odds in defence of her beliefs and principals. She was in the middle of one of these ‘battles’ in her life when I had this dream. I just had to paint it!
oil on canvas –
40cm x 40cm
Original Painting not for sale: Part of Artist’s Collection!

‘Featured Art’ in the ‘Brisbane Visual Arists Group’ and the ‘Painters Universe Group’
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Cary has been painting professionally since 1986. Cary has won many Art Awards all over Australia, ranging from The Portland Art Prize, the Bendemeer Art Prize (twice), first in the Acrylic section at the Nanango Art Exhibition and the Woodford Art Prize(winner advanced artist section).
“With my art, I focus on the beauty of our environment and our effect we have upon the natural world.”

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  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 5 years ago

    This is quite amazing…

  • Thanks Karen. Yes, this dream was a strong vision and I enjoyed painting it.

    – Cary McAulay

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 5 years ago

    brilliant Cary !!

  • Thanks Jenny !. :)

    – Cary McAulay

  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaabout 5 years ago

    very impressive! :-)

  • Thanks Jo-anne…:)

    – Cary McAulay

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    I love this Cary, what an incredible piece of artwork :))

  • thanks Trish, your work is great !!!!

    – Cary McAulay

  • Louma Rabah
    Louma Rabahabout 5 years ago

    wow,brilliant work..

  • Thank you very much Iouma appreciate it- :-)

    – Cary McAulay

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 5 years ago

    Very well done, :)

  • Thanks for that, Mate… :-)
    oh! I would like to add that you are my 1000th viewer!!!!!!
    sorry can’t offer any steak knives, but I will favor your photo ‘Storm’ it really is a great ‘capture’… I can smell that salt air!

    – Cary McAulay

  • Wolfdocter
    Wolfdocterabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic concept!

  • Thanks for that, Mate… :-)

    – Cary McAulay

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 5 years ago

    Wot! no bloody steak knives.. geez hahahaha

  • maybe by the 2000th – who knows!

    – Cary McAulay

  • misterno
    misternoabout 5 years ago

    it’s something that could be named … let be different … let’s go out from the mass … isn’t it a metaphor of being an artist ?

  • yeah I guess so…

    – Cary McAulay

  • Varinia   - Globalphotos
    Varinia - Gl...about 5 years ago

    Love this, fav for me, at first I though they were sea urchins lol, think I need glasses !!

  • Oh no! it’s fine ,don’t worry- I love it when people see something other than what I am trying to visualize, I do that often with other peoples work, sometimes it can inspire!
    far better to see something else than nothing at all.
    As Susan Sontag once said “Interpretation is the revenge of the Intellect upon art”

    – Cary McAulay

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