Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Living Treasurers

"To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy." Bette Davis, The Lonely Life: An Autobiography

John Hatton - is classified national living treasure, Officer of the Order of Australia and former anti-corruption campaigning MP - wants to show the paintings hanging on the walls of his Jervis Bay home. He's proud of the paintings. They're his own work. But there's more than pride in these paintings. Over there on that wall are paintings of aqua-coloured water washing up on brilliant white sandy beaches around the bay - one of the most beautiful bays in the world. desert painting

"Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind--honest work, which you intend getting done." Thomas Carlyle, "On the Choice of Books"