A Brush with Australia

A Brush with Australia

Published in 2002 by P&D Publishing

“It gives me great pleasure to find an artist of her calibre concentrating her talents on the Australian bush. Her work will appeal to all those who have a love for the bush and appreciate its beauty”
- R. M. Williams

“If I want to paint something, I have to go and do it.” This attitude has not only pushed Ros across the fields and moors of Great Britain but also in her second home, Australia. Determination to live her art has driven her to saddle up with true blue cattlemen for weeks of hard mustering in the high country of Victoria and the dry plains of Queensland; it has also taken her to shearing sheds, rough rodeos and dozens of isolated farm stations in a bid to capture the essence of Australian rural life. The images in this book are a visual portrayal of the men and women who live and work on the land and who make up a large part of Australia's heritage.

As an irrepressible people person, Ros delights in getting to know her subjects - invaluable when painting them at a later date.  Insistence upon gaining experience the hard way, while remaining ever cheerful, wins not just friendship but respect “There are some things that I would never have had the chance to do if it had not been for painting,” she admits.

Below is a selection of the work presented in the book. Click on the artwork to view a larger image.

George and Tosca Ros Goody Calf Ros Goody Mustering the Home Paddock Ros Goody Sketch for riders of the mist
Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody
Gracemere Tranquility Ros Goody Calling the Troops Ros Goody Graeme and Terry Ros Goody Carlton Breweries
Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody Ros Goody
Sebastian Ros Goody Shoeing at the Bluff Ros Goody Matilda Ros Goody Snowgums