Michael Chorney – Australian artist ‘Portrait Of Kangaroo’
This website is dedicated to Art work by Australian artist Michael Chorney working from his studio in MANNUM South Australia
I am an Australian of Ukrainian descent born in 1954, my mother Joanna Chorney’s working life was that of a practising artist and art educator so my exposure to art began virtually at birth. I clearly recall, at the tender age of six, sitting in a life drawing class with my mother, charcoal in hand fiercely concentrating on light falling on a fruit and bowl arrangement while fighting the anxiety of making those first decisive marks on stark white paper. That was the beginning of my love affair with drawing which led to participation in numerous exhibitions throughout my schooling years and a one man show of ‘Adelaide Torrens River’ landscape paintings at the age of 16.
In 1974 I graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art Painting from the South Australian School of Art.
Early working life started with a short stint in painting backdrops in theatre then progressed to scenic artistry in the film industry.
My present work consists of drawings that are a an up close and personal understanding of the nature of Australian Kangaroos. I endeavour to and capture the essence of their unique characters in an expressive, energetic manner in black on white.
Welcome to my studio
Director of ‘Chorney Studios’
Art work by Australian artist Michael Chorney