Profile: Brett "Mon" Garling
"Mon" is short for "Monster", the nickname Brett Garling earned from his childhood fascination with animal specimens, bones and anatomy. The name stuck and Garling's fascination grew, culminating in his life-sized figurative and animal bronze sculptures. Along the way, he has maintained his devotion for all of nature with his plein air paintings of the landscapes of his native Australia.
Read more about Brett "Mon" Garling's life and painting in our in-depth interview.
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