Kingfishers in Acrylic.

I am fascinated by these beautiful little birds.  They are so very fast; always moving; always alert; looking in every direction.  Colours to dazzle.  

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Memory from a Wonderful Childhood in Lae, Papua New Guinea

As small children living in Lae, Papua New Guinea my brothers and I had some wonderful experiences.  I remember a lush, green, hot and very wet place.  There were glorious flowers, incredible snakes, frogs, insects and lots of water. One of those memories comes from the times Dad and Mum took us to paddle in…

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The Australian Artist, Noel Wood and our Bedarra Island Experience

A few years ago, our wonderful Nth Qld family invited us to join them on the magnificent (private) Bedarra Island for a getaway not to be matched.  Private beaches and superb views.  The home we stayed in had views East to the open sea and west towards Dunk Island.  Talk about a hidden paradise.  The…

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Working with Paul Margoscy

For many years I have admired Paul Margoscy’s wildlife art.  The detail and humour he incorporates in his paintings are brilliant. In the last few years I have had the great privilege of working with Paul in my capacity as president of the Oatley 101 Society of Artists where I have engaged Paul as a workshop…

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Portraits of 2 Very Special Boys

I was on a memory trip wandering through photos when I came across these portraits I did in gouache.  They were for a wonderful couple who foster children with special needs.  The love they have for these children is palpable.  It was an incredible experience for me and only the 3rd time I had done…

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Art Helps to Save Lives

Thank you to Oatley 101 artists Vicki Hazzard and Soheir Ehinger, who donated a wonderful framed painting each as the major prizes in the ‘Response for Life’ fundraiser held in conjunction with the Ardency Exhibition in March this year. As a result, a defibrillator was presented to the Minerva School in Sutherland at a function…

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Kingfisher Paintings in Acrylic.

There are few people who are not captivated by these incredibly beautiful kingfishers.  To see them in the wild is a blessing.  I have found a way to make these exquisite birds shimmer as they do in real life.  The photos don’t do that much justice.  These little paintings are currently at “Art and Mirror Framing”…

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Watchers at Sunset

In early Autumn, these glorious, young magpies were warbling away, soaking up the last of the sun’s rays when their feathers just glowed.  It was an awesome thing to see. It took me some time to get it as I remembered it. I have painted them on black board in acrylic.  The families of these 2…

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