Artist's Back to Basics

Drawing : Fundamental to Good Art

Born with a fascination for anatomy, Brett Garling gained the nickname of ‘Monster’ at age five due to his early collecting of bones and animal specimens. ‘Monster’ was quickly shortened to ‘Mon’ and the name stuck. Brett is widely known as ‘Mon’ to friends and collectors alike.

‘Mon’ was born in Pambula in 1970. He spent his childhood in rural towns such as Lightning Ridge, Narrabri and Dubbo where his love of the bush and its characters was nurtured. These themes now play a dominant role in his work.

Completely self-taught, he takes great pride in the fact that the influences of the modern art world have not

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