Brett Whiteley is one of my favourite artists, he was Australian and in Sydney you can visit his studio where he lived and worked. The studio has been maintained just as it was when he was there and is now a museum and part of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. It is great visiting if you get a chance, even his music collection is playing as you go round.
Brett Whiteley as well as a superb artist was a great traveller. In his studio you can see masks from Africa and even some of his sculpture has an organic African feel. He was a very talented man as well as a great character. One of his paintings is called 'self portrait after three bottles of wine' - it always makes me laugh. Have a look at his website by clicking on the link above, if you get a chance it is really fun.