Born in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia, Robert Hagan spent his youth in and about the beautiful Tweed Valley. He graduated from university with an Arts degree in Economics and a Diploma in Education. He then taught high school and painted as a hobby, but soon realized he wanted a career ... moreBorn in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia, Robert Hagan spent his youth in and about the beautiful Tweed Valley. He graduated from university with an Arts degree in Economics and a Diploma in Education. He then taught high school and painted as a hobby, but soon realized he wanted a career as an artist.
"I've been pushing paint around for well over 30 years and still enjoy every moment of it- so it's still a hobby, I guess. My boyhood was spent exploring the rainforests of the Tweed Valley in Australia while stepping around snakes that basked in the midday sun. From 28 to 31, I "taught" myself to paint. It was the most frustrating period ever. I had no clue what I was doing and stubbornly sought no help whatsoever from anyone other than the deceased greats of the past.
"I painted every sort of life and mood on the beach for about 2 years, bought a house in Harbord, and then moved to Thailand and rented a cottage on the beach. I returned to Australia off and on but lived and painted in the UK as well."
Hagan's first book on Australia came out about this time and he participated in many exhibitions from 1980 to 1988 - all sell-outs. In 1991 Hagan moved to America to paint the America's Cup and while here plunged into thoroughbred horse racing and generally fell in love with the American West.
Hagan returned again to Australia in 1998 with his children, the year his book of paintings and prose celebrating women and children, "Cherished Moments", was published, and began to play with the idea of video production. He was eventually able to combine his love of painting with his love of travel into several different TV series seen around the world.
Author of 7 books, Robert Hagan was also the originator/ Executive Producer and host of a travel/painting series that was licensed in 2010 to Discovery HD and shown internationally in several languages.
*Renowned international Impressionist artist
*Producer and host of the Discovery television show Splash of Color,
--Shown internationally in 11 countries and languages.
--Aired on international flights
*Author of 7 books
--Paintings of Australia (1987)
--Images of Australia (1993)
--Romantic Oil Painting Made Easy (1995)
--Painting Cowboys and the Old West (1997),
--Cherished Moments (1999)
--Nostalgic Oil Painting Made Easy (2003)My Australia (2004)
*Australian television personality and anchor to 5 instructional DVD's
*Inventor of Ezyart magnifier