She’s only 14, but Chloe Hart’s tender age hasn’t stopped her from hosting her first art exhibition – or dettered people from lining upto commission her paintings. Her success, however, comes has no surprise to her family. After all, she is the third generation of Harts to make a splash in the art world. And David, her proud painter father, says the family patriarch, Pro would be beaming had he lived to see her success.
Anne-Louise Brown | 22nd September 2009
Chloe Hart has a gift, though at first glance she looks like any other 14-year-old girl.
With a mop of blond hair wrapped in a crude bun on top of her head, school tie undone and paint stuck to her hands, Chloe, who is shy by nature, gingerly introduces herself.
The combination of creative talent and commerce skills can be a contrasting association, prominent artist David Hart has discovered a faultless balance between artistic passion and a functional understanding for business. A resident in the area for the past eight years, David Hart has chosen the Sunshine Coast precincts of Noosa and Mooloolaba as a base for the prestigious David Hart Galleries that exhibit, amongst other artists, his widely acclaimed and collected work.
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The Sunshine Coast art world’s favourite son is selling up to get back to where his “Hart” is. Contemporary painter David Hart warned that his next offerings were set to shock, as the husband and father of three announced his galleries at Noosa and Mooloolaba were on the market. “Since we first have really grown and take up most of my time,” Mr. Hart said.
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Anne-Louise Brown | 28th May 2009
Married to successful contemporary artist David Hart, son of Pro Hart, Christine directs the day-to-day running of her husband’s galleries on the Coast.
179043 Chloe, Christine and David Hart at the Pro Hart Charity exhibition held at David Hart Galleries.
Artist David Hart’s Tanawha property is more than the family home. It’s the centre of his business, the location of his studio and a showcase for his and his father’s work.
Approach the gates of artist David Hart’s home, and you know you’re in the right place, thanks to the bronze gragonflies that adorn the entrance.
The life of Pro Hart is being celebrated in Mooloolaba, providing a unique opportunity for collectors to acquire rare paintings and raise funds for breast cancer research.
David Hart with his father Pro Hart’s work ‘War Talk’ from the Gallipoli series. Photos: Michaela O’Neill/179083