PASSING IT ON
When Paul was a young man his grandfather, who was a landscape painter, sent him up to Springwood to meet his old friend, the famous artist Norman Lindsay. Lindsay was a figure painter and this appeared to be where Pauls talent lay. Norman Lindsay was to be a supportive mentor to Paul, saying that when he was young, Julian Ashton, Paul’s great grandfather, had been a great help to him. He was just passing it on.
It is the duty of older artists to help younger ones.
It is also pure joy to find new talent.
To be an artist one requires firstly obsession. One needs to have a focussed vision that excludes distractions. One must be content in ones’ own company and never to feel alone. and above all must love the work. Talent is useful but not necessary. This Collection is by young artists whose work will speak for itself in the images reproduced below. Prince Paul wishes them well. He is pleased to have the work of young Australian artists drawn to his attention.