DETAIL : Jimmy BAKER 'Katatjita' 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of Marshall Arts Aboriginal Fine Art Gallery, � Jimmy Baker
Trevor 'Turbo' BROWN | Three wombats

BROWN, Trevor 'Turbo'
Australia 1967
Three wombats 2006
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
121.5 (h) x 121.5 (w) cm
Purchased 2007
NGA 2007.183
© Trevor "Turbo" Brown

Brown, from rural Victoria, began painting native animals when he was a teenager living rough and homeless. He depicts his beloved animals in idyllic bush settings, in an idiosyncratic style, having been encouraged to develop his art through adult art classes at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. His paintings of native fauna can be considered as metaphors for his people, as in Dreamtime kangaroo and bird 2006.