Wayne Strickland

Wayne  Strickland an Australian Artist sculpts in bronze & paints in oils & watercolours capturing Australia’s heritage & identity.

Passionate about Australia, its history & its character.

Strickland is a member of Australian and overseas art societies including the Royal Queensland Art Society, Victorian Artists Society and the American & Australian Wildlife Art Societies. Commentary on his work also appears in the publications ‘Artists and Galleries of Australia’ by Max Germayn.

Rural background…

Strickland’s rural background has led to a special affinity for horses. His attention to detail is such that he can accurately depict a horse’s breed and type. His sculpture, Phar Lap, created under the critical eye of the horse’s strapper Tommy Woodcock, is on display in the Caulfield Racing Museum. The special talent led to an invitation from an American group to appear as guest artist at an exhibition in Tuscon.

International Audience

Strickland’s audience is international. One of this works was presented to (then) President Ronald Reagan, another was commissioned by Swiss corporation, still others are part of public and private collections in Britain, Canada, France, New Zealand, America and Japan.

Across Australia Wayne Strickland’s work appears in public and private collections, with pieces forming part of museum exhibitions. His work has been commissioned by government agencies, and one of this pieces is on display in Government House, Tasmania.

Member of Art Societies.

Wayne Strickland is passionate about Australia, its history and its characters. His work has a dynamic realism, born of a lifelong association with the men and horses of the Australian bush. Wayne sculpts in bronze, and paints in oils as well as in watercolours, capturing Australia’s heritage and identity.

 

Strickland’s work makes a statement about the Australian people and country which are its subjects. He strives to create a sense of identity for Australians through his art. That, and his intense love of Australia feed his inspiration.

He is represented in major galleries, private and public places and collections In 21 Countries of the world.

His art is presented at:

  • Australia’s Stockman’s Hall of Fame,
  • The R.M
  • Williams Bush Learning Museum,
  • The Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame,
  • Australia’s Racing Museum, &
  • Victoria’s National Gallery.

One of his more famous works Phar Lap created under the watchful eye of the famous horse strapper and trainer Tommy Woodcock is on display at Victoria?s National Gallery.

‘Lost wax’ method of casting.

The artist uses the ‘lost wax’ method of casting, which is both difficult and labour intensive. This casting method allows for the precision and fine detail his work is renowed for. When sculpting, Strickland is hands on, not only creating the original moulds, but also participating in the casting and finishing processes.

The size and diversity of projects that Strickland undertakes is impressive. He enjoys portraiture in bronze and oils, as much as monumental commissions. Equestrian sculpture is his specialty.

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