Tawney Frogmouth Painting in Acrylic

These birds never cease to fascinate me. I love playing on the characters they portray. Their togetherness is wonderful. Their ability to remain so still and blend in to the trees in which they roost is brilliant. I love the way acrylic paint allows the versatility to paint layers of colour. This process helps to…

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Another painting to the Framer.

This is the latest in my kingfisher journey. These gorgeous, little birds can be seen in Nth Queensland. We saw quite a few on a trip to Tinaroo Dam on the Atherton Tablelands. These are painted in acrylic and I have layered the blues and turquoise to try and show the sheen. I am having…

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Another Acrylic Painting of Kingfishers finds a New Home.

This painting of Forest Kingfishers was sold at Evans Art Exhibition recently. The lustre of the feathers in various lights has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. Growing up in North Queensland provided me with a wealth of opportunities to know these beautiful creatures. It has taken many paintings to get them…

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Art Sales and Awards

What a weekend I have had. The Oatley 101 Society of Artists 19th Annual Art Exhibition was held over the weekend. Hundreds of people came through and much art was sold. I was fortunate to sell “Little Princes” and it also picked up the People’s Choice Award. I was over the moon as apparently it…

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Azure Kingfisher Art.

I love painting these incredible birds. My aim is not to get all the feathers right but suggest them. However I am rather pleased that I have the sheen of the feathers just right now. So many combinations and layers of different blues and greens. Unfortunately the photos do not pick it up. Their first…

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A Cat Portrait on a Small Canvas.

Princess Nerida was a rescue cat. She had been very badly knocked about and the new owners have loved her back to physical health and almost given her back her fearlessness. She has the most unusual markings and was a challenge to paint. The owners have a small home and wanted a small painting to…

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Banks Award

I was very honoured to be nominated for the Banks Volunteer of the Year Award by the Oatley 101 Society of Artists. The nomination acknowledged my contribution as committee member and President, to the development and profile raising of visual arts across the community. It was a thrill to have the award presented by David…

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I am blown away by the reassuring comments by viewers of this painting. I wanted to create a feeling of cool, quiet and disappearing light which I personally experience in the beautiful rain-forests of the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland. It was on display for the first time at the Oatley 101 Ardency exhibition. Here…

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Gone to a New Home.

I was so pleased to sell my painting of Tawney frogmouths, “Lean on Me” at Oakhill last weekend. In amongst 600+ brilliant artworks mine was picked by a lady who loved it very much. It is to go in her bedroom. I love painting these gorgeous, quirky creatures. Such expressions. This one is painted in…

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Owl Painting

I have painted this gorgeous creature a couple of times using different mediums and on different surfaces. He resides in the rainforest in Malanda on my brother and sister in law’s property. He is a big guy with huge feet. This painting has a lovely pewter frame with a double matt. The frame really sets…

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