Viridian Nude

Viridian Nude

Acrylic on canvas

915mm x 610mm

Created: 2019

Painted in tones of viridian green with touches of blue and purple.

My nude sits on the rocks watching the waves below.

Her shoulder and left side have kisses of a warm copper paint to represent the sun caressing and warming her skin.

As I normally paint in many layers, this canvas has many, many layers of paint to build up the texture of the figure, waves and rocks.

I want to encourage the viewer to gently run their hand over the canvas to feel all the bumps and ridges.

Will she jump in to enjoy the cool water or will she just sit and watch?

I Love Shopping

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This abstract is fun. My young fashionista is happily shopping in Surfers Paradise carrying large shopping bags full of trendy clothes.

Method: Oil with cold wax in many layers of paint scratched and gouged to create interest and depth.

It is not a large piece, it is only 61cm x 45cm xc 5cm.

This piece was painted for the Lethbridge Small Scale Art Awards and I was lucky enough to get to be a finalist. I was very pleased.

Surfing at Laceys

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Surfing at Laceys

Painted on Board

40 x 40cm x 2cm

I walk the beach at Lacey’s next door to the mouth of Currumbin Creek each day and I love to watch the surfers catching their waves.  Alongside Currumbin Creek, Lacey’s is a popular spot for serious surfers.

Painted in oil with cold wax medium on a cradled board. This is another piece in my Smaller Art Collection. I create these small pieces for those homeowners who do not have wall space for large pieces of art.  I believe everyone should live with art, I hope these small pieces enable them to live with art in their home.

SUN LOVING SPECIES IN ITS NATURAL HABITAT

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SUN LOVING SPECIES IN ITS NATURAL HABITAT

Oil on Board using wax medium

Measurements: 81cm by 81cm

Most Australians live near the coast so going to the beach is a popular leisure activity. I live on the Gold Coast so I regularly paint sun surf and sand.

I love the human form; this piece shows a local sun loving species in its natural habitat.  Two figures are revelling in the sun, soaking up its warmth; his face is turned toward the sun however she is obeying Australia’s slip, slop and slap slogan and wears a hat to shade her face.

Do you feel their languid repose as they nearly melt into the sand – life’s a beach!

Black Crows

Black Crows

Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

610mm x 760mm

‘Black Crows’ is an intriguing image painted in a modern style. Yellow, black and purple. 

Painted in a contemporary manner, I was inspired to paint this piece after hearing the crows that are always calling each other in our neighborhood,

It is a little menacing, but intriguing.  I have used many layers of black yellows and ochres with hints of purple to represent the depths of the trees in the bush they reside in.  The crows rule the bush and protect their territory against intruders.

New Dress

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NEW DRESS

Oil, wax medium, paper dress pattern on canvas

I was cleaning out my sewing cabinet and found all my old paper dress patterns.  I thought I might try and include some of the lovely paper patterns in a piece of art.

A very large abstract painting painted in many layers to create texture and depth. All the colours from the under layers show through to provide interesting character.

I have sewn many dresses over the years and it is always exciting to make a new dress. This piece shows the wearer showing off her new evening dress. I have used the paper pattern to create the dress, it has many folds and crevices – lots of texture and the end result looks like a gorgeous green taffeta. 

I never want my pieces to simply be interior décor art but something individual and full of interest.

Hope you enjoy.

Homage to Picasso

Homage to Picasso

Painted on Driftwood

23 x 40cm x 5cm

This piece in painted on driftwood found on my local beach. It is in homage to Picasso who is one of my inspirations.   

She is in the style of Picasso’s Dora Maar paintings. By some accounts, Dora Maar’s relationship with Pablo Picasso marked the end of her artistic career. When the young photographer took up with the older, celebrated artist in 1936, she was a rising star in Surrealist circles.

She is painted in acrylic paint and has a hook on the back to mount on the wall.

She is full of color and life.