Inspiration


The art of Pro Hart is informed by his accumulated life experiences, from his childhood living in the bush to working and living in the mining town of Broken Hill.

A survey of his work will reveal a passionate interest in both the making and philosophy of Art. In the broadest sense, Pros' work can be divided into two main categories; Formal and Narrative. At a formal level Pro is motivated by the aesthetics of a painting, employing conventions such as colour, shape, form, light and pattern that help to establish a sense of order within the picture plane. At a narrative level, Pro paints subjects such as Country Race Meetings, Picnics, Street Scenes and Portraits to communicate an idea to the viewer. Figurative work is based on keen observation of life in the outback town of Broken Hill.

The need to communicate visually with the public has been the driving force behind the work of Pro Hart.