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July 3, 2012

Ross Watson’s Caravaggio-influenced oil painting sold to a private collector in New York for $50,000 (Australia dollars, $50,300, €40,000)

Australian fine artist Ross Watson, whose paintings hang in the homes of Sir Elton John and Sir Ian McKellan, has sold his latest work for $50,000 (Australian dollars, $50,300, €40,000).

The piece, sold to a private collector in New York, places Bel Ami porn actor Kris Evans in the center of a detail from Caravaggio’s The Calling of St Matthew.

April 18, 2012

Gay Australian artist Ross Watson has painted a portrait of Stephen Fry in Wellington

Stephen Fry sat for a painting by Australian artist Ross Watson in Wellington, New Zealand last weekend at the end of the actor's three month stay in the country filming Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.

Fry was introduced to Watson's work by Lance Corporal James Wharton, the first person to hold a civil partnership ceremony in a British army barracks, whom Watson painted last year.

February 3, 2012

Gay Star News interviews Adam Lowe, CEO of Melbourne’s Midsumma celebration of queer culture

Now in it’s 24th year, Melbourne’s Midsumma festival is drawing to a close this weekend with the Victoria Pride March on Sunday. Gay Star News talk to CEO Adam Lowe about that outspoken tennis player, what he has planned for the 25th anniversary next year and the ‘initialism’ of the LGBTQI community.

What's been your favourite moment of this year‘s Midsumma festival?

January 21, 2012

Ross Watson’s exhibition features gay British soldier Lance Corporal James Wharton

An exhibition of paintings by Australian artist Ross Watson featuring Lance Corporal James Wharton, a role model for gay people in the British army, opened in Melbourne yesterday.