Allen Byrnes professional career commenced with studies at Julian Ashton’s Art School in Sydney. He joined the television industry as a graphic designer and later progressed to being a freelance art director. He has now left the commercial world and enjoy the opportunity to concentrate on his passion for fishing; boating painting and photography which is reflected in his paintings.
His passion for fishing and boating inspire this art these passions create the locations for these landscapes.
“The Gibb River Road, we make camp on the top of a hill looking back to the King Leopold ranges with our camp- fire in the foreground and the sun setting behind us, the ranges light up, long long shadows between walls of yellow ochre…click… beautiful patterns take shape.”
“Cape Leveque, standing on the red and yellow cliff looking down into the aqua clear water of the Indian O, incredible contrasts of colour , every step reveals more shapes as the sea gently moves back and forwards… click…beautiful patterns take shape”
Sydney Harbour often inspires Artist from a contemporary background. From childhood, they are exposed to artworks on the walls in the studio, art materials and art books, family visits to galleries and simply by living in a creative environment surrounded by the magnificent Sydney Harbour.
Allen owns a boat while boating on Sydney Harbour inspiration occurs in his paintings of Sydney Harbour.
”From the fly-bridge looking down onto the ever changing sea has given me immense inspiration to try and capture the light and mood of waves and sky; whether out at sea or in Sydney Harbour ; never is there not a moment when I can reach down, pick up the camera and … click.. beautiful patterns take shape.”