Australian Footsteps
Ian Coate Logo The commision of the Australian Footsteps range was to capture the flavour of Australia: its colours and indigenous animals and people.  Whilst creating this range, I was privileged to work with many talented local indigenous artists. The experience and exchange of ideas was both valuable and insightful. I hope I passed on as much artistic tips to our local indigenous artists as I received.
This series pays homage and celebrates all that is indigenous to Australia. Each artwork is influenced by traditional European art and indigenous Australian art and symbolically brings them both together in an aesthetic recognition of everything Australian. The tracks are the personal signatures left behind by our indigenous fauna and people.

Kangaroo Art

Boomer (Oil on Canvas)

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Indigenous boy artwork

Indigenous Boy Discovering Turtle (Oil on Canvas)

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Blue Wren Art

Blue Wren and Chicks (Oil on Canvas)

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Australian Possum art

Possum Family (Oil on Canvas)

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Joey and Indigenous Girl

Joey and Indigenous Girl (Oil on Canvas)

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Australian Art Lorikeets

Lorikeets in Love (Oil on Canvas)

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Australian Joey Art

Cuddling Joeys (Oil on Canvas)

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AustraliAboriginal Elder and Australian Eagle

Aboriginal Elder with his Totem Eagle (Oil on Canvas)

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Koala Art

Tree Hugger (Oil on Canvas)

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Dingo Art

Dingo and Pup (Oil on Canvas)

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 Australian Indigenous Girl

Indigenous Girl with Pelican (Oil on Canvas)

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Australian Footstep: Paintings in Progress

Ian Coate ArtistThese artworks were painted live at the True Blue Gallery in Fremantle.

I met many wonderful people there who enquired about the steps employed to create the Footsteps paintings.

For those who are interested, click on the link below to view the steps I used to create this series ofpaintings.

Australian PaintingPainting in Oils
Learn the basics to start your own oil painting.

This page has step by step visual lessons on how to start painting with oil paints, plus a few arty tips when working in oils. PRESS HERE

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For Further Information on the Australian Footsteps Range
This series of paintings are done in collaboration with True Blue Gallery. For any more information about this range and its merchandise please visit their website at: www.truebluegallery.com
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Annette Kent & Kevin Coate (my dad) for the use of their excellent photos that I have gratefully used as references for this collection.