Duo unite in fine art
‘FARMER'S Run' is under way, both literally and artistically.
In early April, Australian ultra-marathon athlete Pat Farmer set off from the North Pole with the intension to run all the way to the South Pole.
He has now safely in Canada on firm land and running on roads, rather then trekking across on snow and ice.
Gatton born artist, Sharon Davson, is one of his sponsors.
Davson is also now under way with her ‘Farmer's Run' series of paintings that depict the events leading up to, and during, Pat Farmer's world record run attempt to be the first person to run from the North Pole to the South Pole, a distance of 21,000 kilometres through 14 countries.
It was the high quality of Davson's art and her love of “telling a visual story” that captured Pat Farmer's attention in 2000.
“I was speaking at a function in Western Sydney when Davson's art in the venue caught my eye,” Mr Farmer said.
“The detail, the expression, the colour and the use of Australian native icons left an indelible mark on my mind that night.
“So much so that I decided to contact the artist and commission a work that might explain the turmoil that my life was going through, reflections from my past and the vision I had for the future.”
Now visitors to the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre in Gatton have the opportunity to see two works from this famous ‘With Gratitude' series of paintings that motivated Farmer to contact Davson.