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  • Inspired by Australian wild flowers, David’s Flower series has become a loving evolution over many years. As he freely experiments with colour and new methods of application, his flower images have taken on ever-evolving textures. David experiments with a wide variety of painting implements, like large broad paint brushes, paint tubes drilled with holes, pallet knives and house hold scrubbing brushes. These paintings are not your typical still-lives either; being thickly laden with paint that seems to struggle to hold itself to the canvas, allows his images to create a sense of energy and movement that’s almost hypnotic, yet, at the same time, gives the viewer a sense of tranquilly and stimulation. Located at the Brisbane studio (Underwood).  Please call (07) 3186 8334 to make a time for a private viewing. Image Size: 90 x 90cm (36 x 36″) Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Finish: Beautifully framed in David Hart designer frame – Black and Silver FREE SHIPPING – AUSTRALIA WIDE For more information please make an inquiry or phone 0411 154 334 *If you don’t love it, return it and receive a full refund! Should you proceed with the purchase of this artwork, once it has been delivered you have 48 hours to let us know if you would like to return it for a full refund (*the return will be at the expense of the purchaser and to be returned in the same condition as delivered and sent by the same courier as it was originally sent with).
  • The Dragonfly series came about as the result of a promise that David made to his father, Pro, to keep his secret techniques and styles alive after he passed away. David’s father was also an artist who had a fascination with insects. Pro’s portrayal of insects, ants, and dragonflies in particular, extended from the joyous to the macabre both in paintings and sculpture. Growing up on a sheep sheering property in the outback of central NSW, influenced Pro’s work significantly. It was Pro’s fascination that also fostered David’s interest in dragonflies and ants as well. As a child, David would spend hours drawing these now iconic images in sketch books and watching his father paint and draw. Unfortunately, Pro passed away at his home in Broken Hill, NSW, in March 2006 from Motor Neurone Disease. Briefly, before Pro Hart’s passing, David made a promise to his father that he would keep his secret techniques and styles alive after his death; this promise has pushed David to further develop the series into his own expression. David remembers his father Pro would quite often set up a video camera in front of his easel and video tape different techniques and styles as he painted. wanting to teach and mentor David, Pro would talk to him on camera as he explained what he was doing and the purpose behind certain processes, then send the tapes to him for safe keeping. The objective behind these instructional videos was not for Pro to recreate himself in David’s work, or for David to copy him, it was purely because Pro saw a unique gifting on his sons life from a very early age. Pro invested his most precious knowledge into David to ensure his lifetime of painting discoveries and techniques would never be lost, but continue on through David’s own expression. In nearly all of the styles and subjects that David paints, there are subtle elements of his father’s secret techniques. David has been left with an incredible responsibility to his heritage, and he feels that it’s up to him now to keep these styles alive. More than that, he sees his challenge is to take his father’s secret techniques to new heights and to push through the boundaries of experimentation and growth as he adapts and integrates them into his own style. David’s Dragonfly series are quite different to the images painted by his father. David has introduced mixed mediums to his work, and uses acrylic bases as the background to create a shiny, slippery finish. He then builds the insects using layers of glazing, which are then rubbed away then re applied; this allows the image to emerge like light from the darkness. Shadowing is then added to create the illusion that the insect is floating on top of the canvas, giving the completed work a wonderful depth of field. Both the Dragonfly and Ant series, and the continual evolution of style and technique used to create them, insures these subjects will remain among the most identifiable and iconic series of David’s body of work. Image Size: 76 x 101cm (30 x 40") Medium: Oil Finish: Beautifully framed in David Hart designer frame – Black and Silver FREE SHIPPING – AUSTRALIA WIDE For more information please make an inquiry or phone 0411 154 334 Whoops, it looks like you missed out on this one but the good news is, David is always creating new and interesting work.  You can commission David to create a piece just for you in a similar style and colours to this artwork.  As every piece is unique and a one-of original, you can be assured that your artwork would be created just for you.   No painting is exactly the same as each piece is an original. Once the work is completed, we will send an image for your approval and you can decide if you still want to go ahead with the purchase as Dave wants to make sure you absolutely love your special piece.  If you would like to proceed with a commission, please let us know by emailing admin@davidhart.com.au or calling 0411 154 334.
  • Taking months to complete, these works are not only a vibrant and passionate artwork on canvas but David has also used the same technique to paint the black dog, which is  twist on his 8 Black Dog series. Bogart the “Black Dog” has gone ahead of the painting to enter the world as a three dimensional object, but still remains close by, to watch over the artwork* and guard it. Avant-Garde is originally a French term, meaning in English vanguard or advance guard (the part of an army that goes forward ahead of the rest). It first appeared with reference to art in France in the first half of the nineteenth century, and is usually credited to the influential thinker Henri de Saint-Simon, one of the forerunners of socialism. He believed in the social power of the arts and saw artists, alongside scientists and industrialists, as the leaders of a new society. In 1825 he wrote: “We artists will serve you as an avant-garde, the power of the arts is most immediate: when we want to spread new ideas we inscribe them on marble or canvas. What a magnificent destiny for the arts is that of exercising a positive power over society, a true priestly function and of marching in the van [i.e. vanguard] of all the intellectual faculties!” Click here to look at the movie on how these artworks are created
    THIS ARTWORK IS ON DISPLAY IN THE LOBBY OF HILTON, SURFERS PARADISE (the sculpture of Bogart the dog is not on display)
    Artwork Image Size: 75 x 100cm (30 x 40″) Medium: Acrylic
    Artwork Finish: Beautifully framed in David Hart designer frame – Black and Silver Sculpture Finish:  David has applied a coat of varnish over the paint on the sculpture to not only protect the piece but for easy cleaning.
    Price:  $12,975 - includes artwork and hand painted sculpture of Bogart the dog
    If you would like to purchase the artwork or sculpture (dog) separately the prices are below:- Avant-Garde Painting - $9,350 Sculpture of Bogart the Dog - $3,950
    FREE SHIPPING – AUSTRALIA WIDE For more information please make an inquiry or phone 0411 154 334 *There are no black dogs hidden in the Avant-Garde paintings.  You will only find these in the “Bogart – 8 Black Dog” pieces. Whoops, it looks like you missed out on this one but the good news is, David is always creating new and interesting work.  You can commission David to create a piece just for you in a similar style and colours to this artwork.  As every piece is unique and a one-of original, you can be assured that your artwork would be created just for you.   No painting is exactly the same as each piece is an original. Once the work is completed, we will send an image for your approval and you can decide if you still want to go ahead with the purchase as Dave wants to make sure you absolutely love your special piece.  If you would like to proceed with a commission, please let us know by emailing admin@davidhart.com.au or calling 0411 154 334.
  • David’s Velocity series was born out of inspiration he had while studying areas of his studio floor. Noticing that paint had been inadvertently dropped and splashed from waist height as he worked at his easel, he could see that the paint had left interesting patterns on the floor. Intrigued by his discovery, David decided to experiment by preparing a canvas to receive paint, applied by various techniques such as dropping it from ladders and even using his bare hands. It was glass balls filled with paint, however, that eventually gave him the effect he was looking for. The end result was beautiful, and the following weeks of experimentation and refinement led to the creation of what is now known as the Velocity series. THIS ARTWORK IS ON DISPLAY IN THE LOBBY OF THE HILTON HOTEL, SURFERS PARADISE Image Size: 64 x 64” (160 x 160cm) Medium: Acrylic Finish: The canvas is stretched onto a quality 45mm wide stretcher bar FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE For more information please make an inquiry or phone 0411 154 334