Western made Ad's in China

Funny where your artwork ends up! In this case it was my commercial advertising work.. I had to paint the ‘frozen’ city on the poster, the man and the dog were photographed by Sydney photographer Mike Skelton and comped over my painting.

I was walking into the centre of Beijing that day (July 2004 – a 2.5 hr walk) in hot humid conditions and came across my painting on the ad. So I had to stop and photograph it. I think the Chinese man on the bike was thinking the same as me… “I’d kill for a cold drink!”

If I find the original painting, I’ll post it here..


  1. That’s a great photo, Wayne! Thanks for taking the time to explain a matte painting to me. I didn’t realize that they used to be on done on glass.
    Your work is amazing, and thanks for all the sharing on the smARTist forum.

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