Fighting dingoes by Frank Merchant


- overview
- landscapes
- portraits & people
- dingoes, tassie tigers & more
- sketches & stil life

- list

- information


Goat Island Gallery

Frank Merchant
Australian artist
(born 1932)

Frank Merchant is a practising Sydney based artist. This site is a collection of his output which will eventually contain images of the hundreds of works he has created over the last thirty years. As you can see the images reflect his abiding interest in the Australian landscape, the humans who inhabit it, and animals such as dingoes and a unique series of a dying Tasmanian tiger. He has had many exhbitions and continues to work regularly with two groups in Sydney. At the moment this bio is short on detail - Frank far prefers the works to speak for themselves.

Jozef Vissel The Painter finalist 2009 National Portrait Prize Canberra

Frank has reservations about showing his work via the web - he believes quite rightly that the images of paintings are diminshed: they become flat and fail to reflect the highly textured - impasto - nature of much of his work and the true colours of his pallette. But can stand as a somewhat imperfect record of one artist's vision and creativity.
Mary Schooneveldt
21 March 2009