Danie Mellor’s quest for consistent excellence, Trouble Mag, May 2012

‘The Reality of Myth’ 2011, pencil, pastel, glitter, Swarovski crystal and wash on Saunders Waterford paper 195 x 137 cm.

It was an accident on a prawn trawler that prompted Danie Mellor to reconsider his career options. When asked how he became an artist, he recounts, β€œWhat pushed me onto the right path eventually was an accident on the back deck of a prawn trawler in the Gulf of Carpentaria when I was working as a deckhand. We had trawled through a reef and damaged the nets, so hauled them up for repair, and two large rocks fell from the nets twenty feet above me, landing on my back while I was underneath them working. That left me a bit winded, shall we say, and I spent the next three months in bed recuperating and wondering what I should really be doing.” Read more…

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