Keith Carfrae

 

NAME  IS  MY KEITH CARFRAE  AKA,  O B,  IE, BORN A LONG TIME AGO. IN 1841 MY ANCESTORS ARRIVE D  FROM  SCOTLAND A FAMILY OF 10. CARFRAE IN CELTIC MEANS  HILL FORT. THEY WERE FARMERS AND LIVED IN AN AREA  CALLED CARFRAE IN EAST LOTHIAN.  THEY FOUGHT IN MANY ARMIES AND WERE RESPECTED, HOWEVER THEY ONCE  FOUGHT ON THE WRONG SIDE AND LOST THEIR HEADS AND THEIR CREST  IT WAS  RE ISSUED  A FEW YEARS LATER ON REQUEST.

 

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN NORTHERN NSW BEING THE SON OF A DAIRY FARMER.  I LIVED IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS UNTIL I WAS 20 AND THEN MOVED TO SYDNEY WHERE I RESIDED FOR A FEW YEARS AND THAN MOVED TO CANBERRA   -  I HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE. CANBERRA IS A GREAT PLACE  AND WE ARE LUCKY TO LIVE HERE.

 

I AM MARRIED TO BEV AND HAVE  4 CHILDREN AND  2  GRAND   CHILDREN  NB BEV MAKES THE SCONES INCLUDING CHEESE WHICH WE ALL ENJOY.

 

I AM VERY INTERESTED IN OUR  NATIVE ANIMALS  INCLUDING SNAKES , WHICH I RESCUED FOR A  ANIMAL CARE ORGINATION CALLED , WIRES, I HAD TO LATER GIVE UP SAVING SNAKES AS I WAS NEARLY BITTEN  5 TIMES, THE DANGEROUS TYPES WERE EASTERN BROWN AND THE COASTAL TIGERS. HAVE MANY FUNNY  STORIES  TO TELL.

 

I WAS VERY ILL WITH DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY FOR A LONG TIME. TO HELP OVERCOME THESE SERIOUS PROBLEMS  I WAS ONCE GIVEN A BRUSH AND A CANVAS AND ASKED TO GIVE IT A GO, PAINT A VAN GOGH, WHICH  I COPIED AND SOLD FOR MANY MILLIONS HA HA HA

 

I HAVE FOUND THAT PAINTING HAS HELPED ME GREATLY  IN CONTROLLING  MY PROBLEMS. I HAVE HAD A PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS AND HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN MANY GROUP SHOWINGS. WE ALL RECEIVE EXCELLENT GOVERNMENT HEALTH  ASSISTANCE  AND SUCH APPOINTED STAFF WHO  HAVE THE EXPERTESE TO UNDERSTAND  OUR PROBLEMS AND HELP US TO COME TO TERMS WITH THEM.

 

I LOVE GIVING MY CREATIONS TO OTHERS,AND SOMETIMES MAKES THEM  FEEL  BETTER WITH THEIR PROBLEMS, AND IT HELPS ME.

 

I HAVE SAID BEFORE  PAINTING AND ITS WONDERFUL COLOURS  AND FORMS,  ANY OTHER ART FORM IS A MUST FOR ALL. I AM SURE THAT ANY SUCH UNDERTAKING WILL MAKE THE WORLD TO LIVE  IN. SO GO OUT AND GET INVOLVED IN THE ARTS.    

 

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Self Portrait
Self Portrait

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