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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Ardency Art Exhibition

I could not have dreamed when I first took it on, that this exhibition would be such a success. Now in its fifth year it has gained a wonderful reputation for high quality across the board – the venue, the art accepted to hang, the presentation of the artworks, brilliant lighting and the calibre of…

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Meercat Commissioned Painting

I was commissioned to paint this painting of two adult meercats and a juvenile. The client had given me many photos he took of his partner’s ‘Meercat Experience’ at Mogo Zoo. It was a surprise Christmas present for his partner. The brief was to have them facing forward on black, with minimal peripherals. I spent…

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Tawney Frogmouths

These young tawneys are such cuties. They were so very still. Waiting for a feed. This is painted on matt board with acrylic. I airbrushed the background and used a pallet knife to add texture to the tree and the birds’ feathers. “Art and Mirror Framing” did an amazing job on this high quality frame.…

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