When I think of John Olsen’s art I immediately see brazen yellows and meandering line dominating large canvases with obscure titles. Recently I ventured to the Newcastle Art Gallery where he has a showcase of his work until 19th Feb 2017 and wandered about happily discovering his many talents. Although there were a large selection of his playful landscapes, there was also a collection of his etchings and they are wonderful, lively and spontaneous. Obviously this work does not share the limelight of his bold paintings but they offer so much more. Below is a selection that appealed to me. As this is probably my last blog post for 2016 I’m wishing you all a happy new year and hope next year is full of arty endeavours. Cheers!