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The Art of Trucking

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Angela Grattan couldn’t fulfill her dream of being a truck driver, so she did the next best thing – she started to paint trucks.

“I used to draw as a little kid, animals and country scene and then onto trucks,” she said. A truck driver who regularly stopped into her parents’ service station convinced her to start painting instead of just drawing.

angela-grattan-and-one-of-her-truck-paintingsNow she’s created more than 80 artworks.

While some are hanging in the offices of transport company owners, some have been shipped overseas to places like Canada and some have gone to families where the paintings served as special memories.

“I’ve done some sad stories, one was of a driver who had died, and his family wanted both him and the truck in it,” she said.

While Angela never achieved her dream of becoming a truck driver, she did get her motorbike license and works delivering mail for Australia Post.

She also got her heavy rigid license and then, at the age of 65, sat and passed the test for her road train license.

“I did achieve the goal of getting my license, maybe I never got to drive but it goes to show you can achieve small things in life.”

SOURCE:  bigrigs.com.au 2/7/19

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