David O'Halloran

David O’Halloran was born in October, 1974.  He was not only born with a gift for art, he inherited it.  Being the son of Artist Judy Pickering and related to one of Australia’s greatest Artists, Tom Roberts, it was to no surprise that David would follow down the same path.
As a child he spent many hours watching his mother paint and exhibit alongside The Brushmen Of The Bush from Broken Hill, NSW.  As a young man he continued to watch and learn as she passed on her knowledge of the arts to him. 
He calls himself a Realism Artist, specialising in Landscape painting.  David alternates between oil and acrylic paint, depending upon the individual piece he wants to create.  He uses a combination of brush and palette knife techniques and gives his work texture, using a generous amount of paint.   He likes to apply the colour in a rich, vibrant appearance on the canvas.  David has the ability to paint quite quickly and can produce up to three paintings per day.  O’Halloran captures the Australian Outback in his landscapes beautifully, whether it be on a miniature or mural size base, he is able to create great distance within the painting, making the viewer look back over the rich, earthy reds of the desert until it meets those amazing big, blue Australian skies.

He admires the work of Monet and Titian and has been greatly influenced by the works of Pro Hart and Tom Roberts, as well as Albert Namitjira.  Other artists he is inspired by include the likes of Jenny Greentree, Len Hend,  Andrew Tischler and of course his mother Judy.  David is a RAW artist and exhibited his work at The October, 2015 RAW Brisbane Showcase and he has had two group Exhibitions in 2017, at Onyx Gallery in Brisbane.  He was a finalist at the Gympie Art Competition in 2014 and his work has been published in magazines and newspapers.   David has been featured on radio and has appeared on The Great South East TV show as well as The Queensland Weekender  in 2016.  David has now sold well over 100 original artworks to private collectors both International and right across Australia. He has also donated his paintings to various charity organisations, such as Make A Wish Foundation and Montrose Access.  In 2005 David held a landscape painting workshop at an AIDS Orphanage in Thailand and since then has  held Art classes for clients from Muscular dystrophy Qld, Macleay Island Art Centre as well as some private clients via skype.   He has won the Artmajeur Silver Award for Outstanding online Artist account in 2016 and 2018.  David O’Halloran really is part of a unique family legacy, overflowing with undeniable talent.  


Judy Pickering (b. 1944)   She has always had an artistic connection and was inspired by shapes and colours.  Judy began painting and drawing at a young age, when she soon discovered that she in fact had a real flare for creation.  Judy is a well known landscape artist of the 1970s and 80s.  She has had solo exhibitions in Broken Hill, Perth, Sydney, Rockhampton and Newcastle, as well as frequently exhibiting with 'The Brushmen Of The Bush' (Pro Hart, Eric Minchin, Jack Absalom, John Pickup and Hugh Schulz).  

     Ally O'Halloran
     Allyson O'Halloran (b. 1974)   Ally is the manager here at O'Halloran Artists.  She first began painting with                                     acrylics at the end of 2011, when she picked up a brush for the very first time.  After watching her 
     husband (David O'Halloran) for several months prior, she decided to give it a try.  To her surprise, she produced her 
     first  landscape painting measuring just 6 cm x 8 cm.