After two years work Richard has completed his latest and final painting, "Spirit of the High Country" the sequel to "The Australian Light Horse Charge at Beersheba, Palestine 1917".

Both these paintings were inspired by Jim Brown's poem, "The Anzac on the Wall", bringing to life the heroic deeds and reminding this generation of the sacrifices made for our 'Australia' today.

The new painting portrays a late afternoon in 1919. Drovers are herding Hereford cattle through the high country in northern Victoria between Omeo and Corryong. On the left, three mates prepare their campfire in the gathering shadows of days end after another arduous day's droving.

Their back drop the imposing Mt Kosciusko range is illuminated by the setting sun. The men reminisce over the loss of their comrades who did not return with them after the Palestine Campaign of 1917, and images burn vividly in their memories of that fateful charge at Beersheba.

Then as the moment passes the men are once again engaged in their ongoing daily survival in the bush, the billy boils and the evening meal is made ready and the horses are settled for the night.

The Spirit of the High Country is released as a limited edition of 1200. There are two limited edition sizes available on conservation canvas, the large size being 860mm X 1300mm an edition of 300 and a smaller size of 600mm X 900mm an edition of 900.

These images are printed to order, hand signed and number by Richard.
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