Bill Leak's wonderful portrait of Pro Hart who died in 2006.
I must admit that I grew rather weary of Pro Hart and his blokey, outback scenes with their garish colours. But there was another Pro Hart who produced some remarkable abstract and semi abstract paintings in earlier years.
Many thanks to artist John Adam for making me aware of Hart's earlier work. Perhaps in later years Pro Hart became a victim of his own success. I once made the mistake of driving up to Broken Hill with a friend and at every turn we were confronted by his imagery or that of local hangers on. It fair drove us nuts.