This piece in painted on driftwood found on my local beach.
It is in homage to Picasso who is one of my inspirations.
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.
is painted in acrylic paint and has a hook on the back to mount on the wall.
Large pastel coloured abstract painted in acrylic on canvas.
This painting was painted in many layers to create texture and depth. All the colours from the under layers show
through to provide interesting character. Your imagination can interpret the
various shapes and contours into flowers, leaves, butterflies, mushrooms, water
Each individual will see something different in this
painting which was my intention, I like to make the viewer work to enjoy the
painting. I don’t want my pieces to
simply be interior décor art but something individual and full of interest.
I hope you can see your botanical garden in this piece.
This small piece of atmospheric abstract art in orange,
purple and green is a very moody and mysterious piece. It is full of character
and takes the viewer to unknown places in their mind. The distinctive image
brings up memories long forgotten.
Painted in acrylic on a wood. It has a timber support ton back to hang on
wall or it can be lent on a shelf as shelf art.
It is a very small piece of art and is perfect to fit into
those places that need just a little colour or interest to make a corner of the
house seem interesting.
The piece is signed on the back and is finished with a clear
Eucalyptus are a passion of mine. We lived next to bushland
and spent hours playing among gum trees as a child and the smell of eucalyptus
transports me back to those carefree times.
Therefore, it goes to say that Gum Trees are a bit of a
passion of mine. I have painted many gum trees over the years and currently I’m
working on a new series of paintings of my beloved Gums.
Ghost Gums is one of this series. For residents and
travellers of Australia’s arid heartlands, it is the Ghost Gum,
ranging prominently across rocky slopes, red sand plains and arid creek flats
that typifies the outback.
Myriad scratched and gouged layers of blues, greys, pinks
and whites are utilised to portray the physical and historic attributes of the
Ive been working on some of the pieces of driftwood from my collection in my studio. These pieces of wood are collected whilst on my daily beach walks. Unfortunately the number of pieces that I find are diminishing at the moment. It will take another huge storm to provide me with fresh stock.
I have been having great fun working with pieces of driftwood that I find on my daily walks on the beach.
Each time I find a piece I can usually visualise what I am going to do with that little piece of nature – however sometimes it takes a little longer to get the feel of the piece. Every piece of work is unique and there can never be another piece like it, as no two pieces of driftwood wood are ever the same.
First I take the necessary cleaning and pest control procedures to ensure the wood free and clean of any unwanted pests. Then comes the shaping and preparation. I find it very enjoyable whittling and shaping the wood into the shape that I can ‘see’ within the wood. Next the sanding and preparation of the surface to ensure the paint will adhere.
Once painted and finished each piece is completely sealed with a clear heavy duty sealer.
I often paint Australian fauna to raise their awareness as many species are declining and this is a disturbing trend.