Arch, Townsville’s leading photographer. We swapped portraits, he photographed me and I painted him!
oil on panel


cary, mcaulay, australia, culture, inspiration, landscape, spirit, light, love, magic

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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  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaveralmost 4 years ago

    Excellent portrait a great visual capture of your subject’s spirit, and personality. Marvelous! Seems to be a very charming and pleasant fellow.

  • yes he was a pleasant man indeed. he was a photographer with the U.S Army during WWII, married an Aussie girl and stayed! a great photographer… he taught me a lot! :)

    – Cary McAulay

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 4 years ago
    A wonderful painting, fabulous bruhstrokes.. and you’ve captured real character,well done!
  • thanks Catherine, painted in one sitting. I was happy with it… so was he!

    – Cary McAulay

  • Kim Bender
    Kim Benderalmost 4 years ago

    This is done so well!!! Wonderful eyes, well painted!

  • Thanks for that Kim, I really appreciate it- Ü

    – Cary McAulay

  • Cathy Gilday
    Cathy Gildayalmost 4 years ago

    Arch must be thrilled Cary, this is so wonderful and it really captures what looks to be a great personality! Well done.

  • Thanks you Cathy…Arch was a character that I just had to paint! :)

    – Cary McAulay

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 3 years ago

    G’day Cary how are you going mate? This is so real this painting…its just like a photo…gosh you are good! x

  • Thanks Janine, been away from RB for a while. moving studio takes a lot of time, just starting to set up in the new place today, so i am excited! i will be able to get painting again!

    – Cary McAulay

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾over 3 years ago

    Amazing portrait, exudes wisdom and humor, your strokes truly breathed life into him

  • Thanks again! I’m glad you like it. Ü

    – Cary McAulay

  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraabout 3 years ago

    A BRILLIANT portrait painting if ever I saw one! ;-)

  • thank you paul!

    – Cary McAulay

  • ArtOfMorgaine
    ArtOfMorgaineover 2 years ago

    Wow, I love this!

  • Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you like it. Ü

    – Cary McAulay

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