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Featured in Paint the West Group and was featured in Paint the West

oil on canvas
46cm x 61cm
Original Painting Sold

A rodeo clown, also known as a bullfighter or rodeo protection athlete, is a rodeo performer who works in bull riding competitions. The primary job of the rodeo clown is to protect a fallen rider from the bull, whether the rider has been bucked off or has jumped off of the animal. The rodeo clown distracts the bull and provides an alternative target for the bull to attack. The clowns expose themselves to great danger in order to protect the cowboy. To this end, they wear bright, loose-fitting clothes that are designed to tear away, with protective gear fitted underneath. 1 Staying true to the earlier name of the job, rodeo clowns often wear clown makeup and some may also provide traditional clowning entertainment for the crowd between rodeo events, often parodying aspects of cowboy culture.

Yes, the original painting has been sold! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great looking framed print of this artwork on your wall.
Two interesting points to remember…
1 ) As my originals sell more and more, the prices for my original artworks increases in value! This means that the framed print that you buy of my artwork will also gain in value!
2) I will be working every day at making this a certainty by continuing to create this art form that defines my artistic life!
Invest in my art….watch your purchase gain in value as it adorns your wall.


dog, horse, sky, australia, grass, work, cattle, rodeo, bovine, saddle

Cary drew in biro from the age of 4 until his first oil painting at the age of 16. With the strong foundation of the values of drawing when he began painting there was an explosion of bright colour in his art. The creative flood-gates had opened! Cary has won many Art Awards all over Australia, ranging from The Portland Art Prize and more recently the Bendemeer Art Prize (twice).
“With my art, I focus on the beauty of our environment and our effect we have upon the natural world.”

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  • gcampbell
    gcampbellover 4 years ago

    Great painting as usual! I like the perspective from up above the rider.

  • Thanks mate – yes at The Mt Isa Rodeo they have grandstands that allow this excellent view!

    – Cary McAulay

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thanks Barbara,,,, ;-}

    – Cary McAulay

  • Anne Guimond
    Anne Guimondover 4 years ago

    Love the angle of the person around the bull. Interesting perspective! :D
    The details in the movements… Wonderful!
    Amazing oil!

  • Thanks for the Feature! I am really excited about it ! ;-)))))))))))))))))

    – Cary McAulay

  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsalmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the Fav Ü

    – Cary McAulay

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