This weekend I had the privilege of spending a couple of sun-filled days painting and chatting to visitors in the beautiful Eurambeen Homestead Gardens, the pleasant sounds of music mixed with the sound of water gently splashing into the old pool from the water fountain made for a very relaxing environment Unsold works will be available forContinue reading “Open Garden Residency”
Thanks to Sarah and Ian, this weekend (10-11 November) I will be one of five privilaged artists to be working around the beautiful and inspiring Eurambeen Historic Homestead and Gardens, built in the 1850s, Eurambeen has a three acre garden designed by Edna Walling which was commissioned when the home was extended in 1927, thereContinue reading “Garden Artists Residency”
An extension of painting figures in the landscape, many of my artworks explore the symbolism of flowers and the idea of internal growth visible on the outside of the body, twisting through the hair and taking over the body, expressing emotions, values and attitudes and the potential for behavioural change.
Inspired by Klimt’s beautiful painting of a mother holding her child, this painting was commissioned as a Christmas gift from a husband to his wife. As I do not copy other artists work, it was negotiated that I would create a similarly stylised version of the original composition utilising my own techniques and materials. TheContinue reading “Mother and Child”
Adapted from an earlier painting titled Bouquet of Protea or Speak your Truth, the opportunity to paint a large-scale painting within the community of Buninyong with other local artists was one I didn’t want to pass up. The Protea flowers, symbolic of courage; positioned at the mouth of the figure, represents being free to beContinue reading “Speak your Truth”
It’s such a great pleasure to delve into the relationships between people; depicted on canvas and using a range of mediums, the hope is to capture the children’s genuine love and bond with their pets and siblings.
Experimentation with various media and methods remains an important part of my practice, figure and portrait drawing allows me to experiment with different drawing materials, charcoal and conte and pastels on papers. Contact me for more information about purchasing original drawings or prints
My private studio is located in Central Victoria, Australia. Inspired by people and their stories and our connection to the environment, I regularly work from the studio and in the warmer months take the opportunity to work outdoors As well as images of my artwork, I’ll share news and events and any exhibitions, projects andContinue reading “Welcome to the studio”