Greg O'Leary, Artist. Adelaide, Australia

After a solo exhibition of paintings in 1971, work and life intervened so that I was unable to spend much time painting again until some 10 to 15 years ago when I had more time to indulge what has remained a lifelong passion.

I was senior lecturer in International Politics at Adelaide University specialising in Asian and particularly Chinese politics and economics. In the course of this work I undertook some twenty research trips to China and Taiwan and wrote a number of works primarily concerned with China's efforts to modernise. 

Born on the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbour,  I am a primarily self-taught artist who has received considerable help from many artists, especially Robert Hannaford.

In 1996, I was appointed Deputy Chair of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts Inc. and I have been a convenor of the RSASA life drawing sketch group.