A love of art is about a love of relationships.
The artist engages in the chosen subject matter to the extent that it becomes as deep and meaningful as a love affair.
The viewer engages in works of art that they find enthralling to the extent that they become a dedicated follower of a selected artist and their works.
The dedicated follower becomes a collector of works: most often spanning a wide variety of styles and artists but sometimes almost exclusively of one genre or one artist.
This is a story about two men - both in love with the beauty of the Australian outback.
One, a painter with the burning passion to record his understanding of the landscape; the other, a collector who discovered someone who could recreate his view of the land he loved.
The artist is Australian outback painter
Hugh Schulz (1921-2005) - Brushman of the Bush.
Hugh Schulz: Koonaberri Range Country 50cm x 60cm (1) ©S. Lindeman
The collector is Andrew from the Hunter Region of New South Wales who says:
With the magic of his brush Hugh Schulz transforms the unforgiving, desolate, dangerous place of the Australian desert into a warm, welcoming and beautiful place where you just want to be.
Hugh Schulz: Red Hop Time 60cm x 90cm (1) ©S. Lindeman