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.
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
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.
As mentioned in my previous post, I am going to upload some of my recent paintings. Today’s painting is called Turquoise Static. This was painted in acrylic on a stretched canvas. I have used my usual technique of laying down multiple layers of paint and many bright colours to create this energetic image – turquoise, orange and white with pops of green and blue. It literally zings off the canvas. This crisp bright little piece of art was fun to paint. It makes me happy.
I have just opened up my new AnimalFaces Shop on Etsy which will feature animal art aimed initially for children’s nurseries. When you have a moment please visit and let me know what you think of it, just clink on the link below
As everyone knows I love painting animals, especially Australian flora and fauna. My friends are starting to call me the bird lady!
So for fun, I thought I would invent a Family of Australian Wood Ducks. Where we lived on a canal, in our last house, we had these cheeky little fellas who used to swim up to our boundary and we greatly enjoyed feeding them and their little babies.
So I have created the McDuck Family.
Please meet Mr and Mrs McDuck and their 3 children – Tilly, Ellie and Liam. Mum and Dad are very proud of their children; Tilly loves to shop (she particularly likes shoes and is always adding to her collection), Ellie loves the beach and is wearing her new polka dot bikini and Liam spends all his free time down at the skate park.
As times goes I imagine that I will introduce more members of the family eg Grandma and Grandpa and I’m sure that as the children grow, they will and have boy and girlfriends, get married, have children!
Over the years I see myself adding to these family portraits and maybe maybe writing a story about their lives.
I hope that children become to love them and would like them on the walls of their bedrooms.