Artist's Back to Basics

True Conservationist

Dailan Pugh was born in 1955 in Melbourne, Victoria; and raised in a shack built by his parents in bushland at Dunmoochin, near Hurstbridge on the outskirts of the city. The shack evolved into a rambling house as he grew.

He currently lives and works at Byron Bay in northeast New South Wales.

“I have drawn and painted all my life,” the artist reveals. “I had some tuition from my father Clifton Pugh; but no formal training. Being raised in an artistic environment and spending lots of time in the bush provided my artistic education.”

Growing up, playing and exploring in the bush, as well as raising injured and orphaned native animals, has

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