Michael Eather: Artist & Art Dealer
About the artwork and sitter
This powerful portrait shows Director of Fireworks Gallery Michael Eather staring directly at the viewer with a piercing gaze.
A skilled draughtsman, David Paulson has tackled his subject with confidence. The painterly approach, self assured pose and treatment of light and shade give the viewer a clear understanding of Eather’s extensive life experience.
A well known painter, sculptor and art educator, Michael Eather is described by Paulson as having “demonstrated an enduring obsession for the promotion and development of both traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art. As an artist, he has had over 25 solo exhibitions and over 50 group exhibitions nationally and internationally.”
About the artist
Having received formal art training in Sydney and Tasmania, David Paulson works predominantly in oils. His classical understanding and contemporary reading of both the figure and the landscape remains the foundation for his art. A three times Archibald finalist, his works are held in private and public collections, most notably the Queensland Art Gallery.