SUNSHINE COAST, AUSTRALIA
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Born and raised in the suburbs of
Adelaide Southern Australia, Shane soon developed a
great affinity for the ‘bush’ and the strange creatures
that inhabit the arid lands of the Australian desert.
Many a school break was spent visiting the vast outback
sheep stations, (Shane’s father was an accountant for a
pastoralists firm.) Soon, the vibrant colours and stark
light and contrast, were forever etched into his mind’s
Shane began his
full time art career in 1992, in the dry, arid regions
of central Australia, in, of all places, a mining town.
His paintings soon built a solid reputation with
galleries and the public. The birth of his iconic
‘Chrome Kangaroos’ forever solidified his reputation as
a significant artist, with a highly individual style.
The kangaroos soon anthropomorphised into a chrome
female form, subjects that are both still carried to
paintings are a strange combination of realism, fantasy
art, sci-fi, surrealism and political satire.