Original artwork painted in Oil on heavy duty stretched canvas.
It measures 1015mm x 760mm.
‘Child’s Play’ is a bright, cheerful, colorful image painted in a modern contemporary style in all the colours of the rainbow. It was painted with the view to add colour to the home.
In this large piece I painted geometric shapes to create a pleasant image and used every colour I could manage. Are they children’s building blocks? could be! It would particularly suit a children’s bedroom or the nursery but at the moment I currently have it in my own bedroom as I love this piece and the colours make me happy.
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
When we visited Tasmania, I immediately hit the bitumen. Like a modern-day explorer, I use bitumen roads and highways to seek the natural beauty of Tasmania. However, whilst these highways traverse and float over the land acting like a magic carpet to take me wherever I wish, combined with today’s ever-growing civilisation, they tend to mask the real Tasmania.
This piece is initially painted in many layers of blues
greens oranges and purple to represent the colours of natural Tasmania – it’s beautiful
trees, mountains, lakes, rivers and sky.
This montage of colour is then covered in grey and white to
represent today’s continual encroachment of buildings and development on the
landscape. Grey and white signifies tin,
concrete and steel, all dull uninspiring colours. Then over that, is painted harsh black to
represent the bitumen.
Tasmania’s natural beauty is hidden beneath civilisation. As
we traverse the bitumen to get where we want to go, we must delve deep to see the
natural Tasmania. Look through the black,
grey and white, it is there underneath, waiting to be discovered.
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.