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Best Mates
A portrait of John Stainton & Puss Puss
102x102cm oil on linen

John Stainton is a Brisbane-based Australian TV-industry legend. He created Steve Irwin's popular nature documentary television series, The Crocodile Hunter. He produced and directed every episode, as well as the spin-offs, Croc Files and The Crocodile Hunter Diaries, and the MGM movie, The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course. John is also a co-founder of Eat Street Northshore and creator owner of Rangelands Outback Camp.

John Stainton’s close friendship with Australian naturalist Steve Irwin is well documented. What is perhaps lesser known, is the special bond that exists between John and his best mate, a cat named Puss Puss.


This portrait is an attempt to capture the essence of that relationship between John and the love of his life.

About the sitter

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