Albert Namatjira was the first indigenous artist to paint and exhibit professionally in Western style. He painted his country and was both prodigious and successful, producing approximately two thousand pictures and founding a school of painting that continues today.
Arthur Streeton - "The Purple Noon's Transparent Might" - one of his most famous paintings, and a favourite of mine. Streeton was a member of the Heidelberg School of Australian impressionist who specialised in plein air art. They were based in Melbourne, Victoria.