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