The Sun Herald | Love of Timeless beauty is unchanged | page 31 | 29 May 2011 | Barry Otto ~ A Romantic Obsession.
BARRY OTTO is an enthusiastic man. It’s an enthusiasm that infects, entertains, but more than anything, it educates…
Most know him as an award winning actor, but painting has coloured his life far longer… He was 17 when he started working as a bookkeeper at a sawmill, owned by a socialite with a staggering art collection.
‘‘I took one of her Norman Lindsay paintings down off the wall, I put green felt and paper down and I sat down with my watercolours.
”Then I sensed someone standing right behind me. It was her, and I could not read the expression on her face I thought she was really angry.
”She looked right at me and said, ‘Boy, you have to go to art school.”’
Barry Otto – A Romantic Obsession, continues to 05 June.View Exhibition Here