I have decided to indulge my fascination with texture. I use whatever feels right at the time, pieces of paper, material and whatever else catches my imagination. I have been having such fun and look forward to where ever my new journey in this style takes me.
My new works are full of texture, depth and colour and my new pieces are all abstract in nature.
A lot of these pieces have been painted on recycled timber. I love to recycle wherever I can and I use pieces of found driftwood and old pieces of furniture. I also use pages from old books, pieces of material, broken zippers and whatever odd pieces I discover.
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A fabulous page of Handmade, Vintage & Supplies from Etsy sellers in Australia & New Zealand that makes our Australia and Australia Day what it is has been created for your enjoyment.
Please browse and celebrate the uniqueness of Australian creativity for this Australia Day.
I was lucky to have one of my little fun pieces, ‘Gone Fishin’, included in this Australia Day Page.
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I have just completed my largest painting ever! A large Abstract Triptych.
I was commissioned to paint this piece for a very large wall in my client’s living room.
The brief was that it had to be bright and colourful and large!
The final piece (made up of three canvases) measures 1600 mm deep by 350o mm wide when hung.
After collaboration with the client, it was eventually decided to use bright oranges, lemon, purples and greens to cascade across the canvases.
There is a suggestion of creeks and fallen leaves and in the background rain forest trees through a mist.
Abstract tree roots and drooping fronds of palm berries finish off the piece.
This commission was enjoyable to complete and the client loves the work so everyone is happy!
Everything we have in life comes because of our belief that they are possible.
Yet, believing in yourself sometimes is much easier said than done.
So I have done a little research and come up with list of things that we should all try to do to maintain a healthy belief in ourselves.
- Make a list of your past accomplishments.
- Talk to people who love you.
- Set realistic goals for each day.
- Be persistent.
- Connect with people.
- Build yourself up – practice positive thinking.
- Find ways to keep moving forward – never allow yourself to be stuck in a rut.
- Be proactive – don’t put off to tomorrow what can be done today
- Focus on the positive
- Practice speaking up for yourself.
If we try and address these ten points each day, we will be unstoppable!
So join me on my journey. then we can all Listen to our hearts and Trust in our decisions.
There are some fabulous examples of Australian art on this months Shop Australia’s Board on Etsy.
Please visit and enjoy all the great work currently being displayed from my fellow Australian artists.
I am delighted to say that my Blackie, the Black Parrot is featured in the Australia Day Board.
Just click on the ling below.