A friend commented to me that when he went to list his top five favourite Australian artists he noticed that they were all dead! Here is what I came up with with this criteria as a filter:

1. Sidney Nolan
2. Fred Williams
3. Arthur Boyd
4. Lloyd Rees
5. Margaret Preston

This list might be different tomorrow and I am aware that it contains no one from left field – but these artists have had a large part in fueling my love of Australian art and I am very grateful to have seen so many great paintings produced by their hand.