St Pats Races 2023 poster artwork by Howard Steer

2023 Poster Artwork

The 2023 poster artwork was designed by Broken Hill Artist Howard Steer, the “Flying Doctor Artist”.

The painting features Howard’s take on the 2022 St Pats Race meeting that was plagued by telecommunications errors. A range of familiar faces can be seen on the track including Taylor Walker, Cosi and the Holdens in their ‘last year’.

“Howard William Steer born in 1947 is a Broken Hill artist. He developed the foundation for what he calls “Story Art”, where each painting tells its own story, be that of a backyard wedding or a Sunday afternoon pub crawl. A prime example is the “Flying Doctor” series featuring a winged, black-suited saviour complete with top hat and bag. He has a wicked sense of humour and no subject is safe from his satirical brush. Howard’s style is classified as naive realism.

His work is in many private collections throughout Australia and overseas. He has exhibited in most Australian capital cities and regional areas and his work is extremely sought after.”

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