'Epic Australian Art Prize Paintings by Merry Sparks'

These paintings (and many more) have been entered in significant art prizes around Australia, including:

The Archibald, The Sulman, the Clayton Utz Art Award, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize, the Moran Art Prize and the Ipswich Art Prize to name a few.

Just to participate in the Archibald is a milestone for any Australian professional Fine Artist.

Lagomorpha-Leporidae-Bunny by Merry Sparks

Lagomorpha, Leporidae, Bunny

What are we doing to our environment? Do we have too much of an influence over the slow destruction of our beautiful world? Why is it that as the most intelligent species, we leave behind a trail of destruction in our wake? One day we might self-implode. I have too many questions and no tangible […]

The Cold Room by Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 1

I am deeply offended and mortified by the butchering of innocent victims – people and animals – by minority groups which are death cults using “religion” as a guise for their barbaric, abhorrent activities.  This barbarism is a global terrorist threat. In this painting, the first of the series called “The Cold Room”, the slaughter of people is […]

Australia's Favourite Spread by Merry Sparks

Australia’s Favourite Spread No 15

FUCK I’M GOOD JUST ASK ME! Recipe: 2 slices white soft bread 2 large free-range 70g eggs 1 tablespoon butter Lashings of FIGJAM Pepper to taste Method: Toast the bread, fry the eggs sunny-side up and serve on top of toast spread with butter and FIGJAM, sprinkle with cracked pepper.  YUM. Need I say more? FOR […]

The Dingo Did It No 6

Contemporary Australian Legend has it that a dingo stole and killed a 9 week old baby at Uluru.  Without doubt, it was proven that the dingo really did take the baby, but a percentage of the public remain unconvinced. From Asia, it arrived in Australia about 5,000 years ago and it remains a resilient natural […]

The Dingo Did It No. 13

Contemporary Australian Legend has it that a dingo stole and killed a 9 week old baby at Uluru.  Without doubt, it was proven that the dingo really did take the baby, but a percentage of the public remain unconvinced. From Asia, it arrived in Australia about 5,000 years ago and it remains a resilient natural […]

Australia’s Favourite Spread Mural

Quick, Nutritious Meal Ingredients: 2 slices white soft bread 2 large free-range 70g eggs 1 tablespoon butter Lashings of Vegemite Pepper to taste Method: Toast the bread, fry the eggs sunny-side up and serve on top of toast spread with butter and vegemite, sprinkle with cracked pepper.  YUM. Click HERE to view a very old, […]

Me Myself And I

Dank, grungy, maybe even a little strange and sinister. A crossover of childhood memories and grit.

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Dank, grungy, maybe even a little strange and sinister. A crossover of childhood memories and grit. FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H60 x W60cm Medium – Acrylic on poly/cotton canvas Original paintings will be delivered via the most respected art specialists within Australia; and for international deliveries, paintings will […]

Teenage Wildlife

With this series, I’ve captured the essence of the character of my subject, with focus drawn to the eyes. You can paint anything you like with figurative work but in the end, it’s all about the eyes and your connection with them. We search for the eyes in a figurative painting and pause, searching for […]

Australia’s Favourite Spread No 3

Quick, Nutritious Meal Ingredients: 2 slices white soft bread 2 large free-range 70g eggs 1 tablespoon butter Lashings of Vegemite Pepper to taste Method: Toast the bread, fry the eggs sunny-side up and serve on top of toast spread with butter and vegemite, sprinkle with cracked pepper.  YUM. Need I say more? FOR SALE – […]

Pageant Girl

With this series, I’ve captured the essence of the character of my subject, with focus drawn to the eyes.  You can paint anything you like with figurative work but in the end, it’s all about the eyes and your connection with them.  We search for the eyes in a figurative painting and pause, searching for […]

Migraine – Self Portrait

I painted this self-portrait over a period of 3 weeks, looking into a small hand-held mirror – something you’d find in the bathroom. I referred to my reflection initially, then lost myself in my own imagination. All the same, there is resemblance – minus the snakes! Upon its completion, I had a shocking hormonal migraine for 3 whole days. I felt as though I was Madame Medusa.

Bill Moss AM – I Will Be What I Am

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know the very intricate, sensitive, passionate, patriotic and generous mind of Mr William “Bill” James Moss AM over the past 8 months and I have tried to capture a certain sensitivity and generosity, which not too many people are aware of, in my portrait of him for my entry in the Archibald Prize 2009 competition.


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