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Young Masters Gallery

Online only Young Masters Gallery, Australia artist/photographer Tom Draper

Young Masters Gallery

In Noosa Heads and on the Sunshine Coast it is unlikely that any other gallery can boast more than 39 years of continuous presence in the industry

We have sold millions of dollars worth of fine art over the years. Today our offer  is confined to reproductions of original artworks produced by the gallery director and canvas copies of his original photographs. We trust the exclusively Online and limited range presence will meet with customer approval.

INTERPRETIVE Doodle ART and PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTIONS

The fine art Giclee prints created by Tom Draper and produced in high tech printing facilities in Noosaville are of impeccable quality, produced by a manager with more than 10 years experience in canvas printing. Loose prints that are supplied to overseas buyers, are provided with 5 cm extra white canvas all around to enable their picture framers to draw the canvas tightly around the edge of a simple stretcher frame and staple at the rear accordingly as is standard practice.

DIRECT TO YOU FROM THE PRINTING WORKS IN NOOSAVILLE

All purchases of fine art canvas prints by Australian artist and art gallery director Tom Draper (Thomas T. Draper), are framed unless otherwise requested. Overseas purchases are dispatched in a cardboard tube with metal caps through our national postal service. Shipping cost is included in every price. Payment by PayPal on credit card.


Introduction video by Tom Draper about Noosa Biosphere

This little video created by Tom and published on YouTube since 2010, is simply an introduction to the natural values of the Noosa area, values which Tom has been fortunate to experience through visiting since 1981 and through living here since 1993. Tom's artwork and photos can be viewed on the following pages, and online purchases placed by most recognised means. (All reproductions are mounted on stretcher frames in Australia or sold unframed in a postal service tube for dispatch overseas).

About Us

The YMG was established in Brisbane CBD in 1978, trading there until 1993

Many artists were represented and careers built. Traditional and modern Australian and international art was traded. The picture above is of the old 344 Queen Street Gallery situated then on the same ground floor as the the (then) Brisbane Stock Exchange. Noosa demographics were not conducive to this kind of gallery, so Tom established a private studio in his flat at Sunshine Beach; see photos below. In 2016 Tom wound back his operation to market simply reproductions of photographic and art work he himself produced in his lifetime, having commenced photography at the age of 14. Tom practiced for eighteen years in his profession as engineer in western Europe {Ing.(Grad.)}. During that period, in the 1970's he produced a string of unusual paintings stemming from the influence of consummate professional Augsburg acquaintance, surrealist painter Otto Geiss; (deceased). It is these aged drawings and paintings together with a few more recent works that Tom has reproduced and enhanced himself, through several thousand hours of digital up-grading that he presents today on this website for sale. They are up to one metre and eighty centimetre width and in length as required by individual format. The photo reproductions on canvas are nearly all Australian, in B&W and colour. Tom was a cave explorer in the 50's and 60's so many interesting scenes were captured reflecting the times. Of course the last 24 years in Noosa have seen many a unique scene caught as well by Tom's roving eye. 

Old Sunshine Beach art and video editing studio

Commencing in 1998, at the forefront of digital movie-making, Tom, with a top of the consumer range, Panasonic NVDX100 Mini DV video camera created a one hour documentary about the Headland Section of Noosa National Park. The editing, under the guidance of Videopro Brisbane required two years of work on sixty hours of original Mini DV digital tape footage using Macintosh Power Mac G450 and two Mitsubishi monitors, with playback (see introduction) on the TV monitor (see photo above, bottom RHS).

Old Sunshine Beach Syd Mather oils display

It should go without saying, but Tom was widely renowned amongst leading business houses in his original Brisbane trading base, for unsurpassed picture framing and art quality. Let it be understood that every effort is made today to ensure that Tom's art and photo reproductions produced here in Noosa are also of outstanding quality. Incidentally, Syd Mather (retired), originally of Bendigo was Tom's most popular artist. Printing is executed by Display Art Imaging, Ph: (02) 5474 2100 in Unit 2/170 Industrial Lane, Eumundi-Noosa Road, Noosaville. 

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Young Masters Gallery

0456 039 233