'Political – Oil and Acrylic Figurative Paintings by Merry Sparks'

This painting series is designed to make you think about what is morally and ethically right. So go ahead – have a heart, have a mind, and THINK.

The Cold Room 5 - Be My Guest ANZACS by Australian Artist Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 5 – Be My Guest

This painting celebrates the Centenary of the ANZACS – who in 1915, landed on “ANZAC Cove” in Gallipoli fighting for freedom, liberty and peace on behalf of all Australians and New Zealanders, in hellish circumstances in the First World War.  At the time, we suffered more casualties than our fair quota for two small nations. The two […]

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 […]

The Cold Room 4 - Rust Never Sleeps bullet hole wall with red poppy oil painting by Australian artist Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 4 – Rust Never Sleeps

Who has this metal wall protected? The battle is over and all is quiet for now, yet the bullet holes which have rusted over time remind us of the anger, hatred, pain, sadness and wasted life of war.  In juxtaposition to the rusted bullet holes, the poppy symbolizes respect for the victims and soldiers who fought or […]

Australian pig head oil painting by artist Merry Sparks from The Cold Room No 3 - Who Is The Victim?

The Cold Room No 3 – Who Is The Victim?

It seems we tolerate the slaughter of animals to satisfy our hunger and ultimately our survival, but do we stop to think that these beasts feel every bit of pain, emotion and suffering that humans do? The pig’s head with its identity undisclosed symbolises the victimisation of all peace-loving beasts, including the majority of us. […]

Australian contemporary gun and peace oil painting by pop artist Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 2 – Imagine

This yellow rendered, graffiti,-covered wall which has been riddled with bullet holes in a war-torn country represents two extremes concurrently – war and peace. In recognition of his bravery and in honor of one of my “sons” and his determination to assist the Australian Defence Force to keep a peaceful world, I dedicate this painting to Private Salter 1 RAR […]

I See Red by Merry Sparks

I See Red

I See Red is about the unnecessary slaughter of whales by the Japanese for “scientific” reasons.  Greenpeace is doing a fine job trying to stop the Japanese, and to prevent the extinction of whales, and I’ll try to do my bit too via my Australian visual art.   FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size […]

The Cape by Merry Sparks

The Cape

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 […]

We Suck

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 answers.


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