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 and then as a young man, he continued to watch her as she taught him how to paint, passing on her knowledge of the arts to him. David is now passing on all that he knows to his own son, Mitchel. He calls himself a Contemporary Realist Artist, specializing 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 to get his desired effect. He gives his work texture and is not afraid to use a generous amount of paint, nor does he hesitate to apply the colour in a rich, vibrant appearance on the canvas. 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 so much distance within the painting, allowing his viewers to look back over the rich, earthy reds of the desert, until it meets those amazing big, blue skies, displayng just how big Australia really is.David admires the work of Monet and Titian and has been greatly influenced by the works of Pro Hart and Tom Roberts. Other Artists he is inspired by include the likes of Jenny Greentree, Len Hend, David Hart, Joel Rea, Andrew Tischler, Clifton Pugh, Albert Namitjira and of course his mother Judy. He is a RAW Artist, showcasing his work in Brisbane in October, 2015. He was a finalist at The Gympie Art Competition in 2014 and his artwork has been published in magazines and newspapers. David has been featured on radio and has appeared on Channel 7's The Great South East show and The Qld Weekender in 2016. He teaches weekly classes at Macleay Island, as well as private lessons via skype to Tasmania. He is about to endeavour into a specialized program for people with Muscular Dystrophy, where he will teach painting and motivational skills. In the past three years, David has now sold well over 100 original artworks to private collectors both international and right across Australia. He is a supporter of The Life Education Program and kindly donates his paintings to various charity organisations, such as Make A Wish Foundation and Montrose Access. David O'Halloran really is part of a unique family legacy, overflowing with undeniable talent. He is without a doubt, a true credit to Australian Art.