Checking the Menu….Kookaburras at Lunch

On a wonderful day in NE NSW, we were fortunate to come across these three locals. They were not in the least bit interested in our presence and continued watching something hiding in the grasses. There was nothing hurried. Life was good and they were in the prime of life. So comfortable and safe, they…

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The Joy of Rainbows

Gregarious and excitable, these incredibly beautiful, cheeky lorikeets dance through the flowering trees in my backyard. Many find their noisy capers deafening but I find they bring an uplifting energy which flows in and out of one’s very being. They make me laugh. Their speed and antics are entrancing and their colours are dynamic. They…

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Kookaburra – Soul Food

For a few years and during the long days of lockdown, this handsome fellow visits, bringing with him an immeasurable amount of soul food. His very presence bodes well for the future. His distinctive calls are so identifiable, I can tell when he is in the neighborhood. I have painted his portrait many times. The…

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Portrait of an Australian Story Keeper

Australian gum trees fascinate me. The extraordinary colours ripple through the bark and change with the light. Every time I see this magnificent ancient, I am moved to wonder at the stories held within its heart. I will never tire of the times I spend in its shade, or of the wild things which wend…

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Gotta Love Tawney Frogmouths.

Tawney Frogmouths, for me, are some of the loveliest, most inquisitive and quirky birds.  As my followers know, I paint a lot of them in so many ways.  They are enchanting. Lately I have found that the birds I love look awesome on black gessoed canvas and lend themselves well to be portrayed as miniatures. …

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Miniature Art. Kingfishers – Jewels of the Forest.

Recently I have been trying my hand at painting miniature artworks using some of my favourite subjects. Australian kingfishers are some of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen.  The bright metallic flashes in the sunlight and their acrobatic flight, is incredible.  I love the way they pose, ever watchful. These particular works have…

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Survivor

“Survivor” – Acrylic on stretched canvas.  I am thrilled that this work will soon be heading to its new home in Nth Sydney.  The client has been back a number of times, and while purchasing other works, decided it was to go home with her.  She and her partner are both survivors, and it connected…

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Brilliant Sunbirds

“No Place Like Home” – painted in acrylic on matt board. We were very blessed some years back, to stay on Bedarra Island in Queensland.  This is a private island and it is simply magical.  I was relaxing in the garden and along came these incredible, busy, little flashes of loveliness.  They had me transfixed. …

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The Magic of Kingfishers

“Whispers” –  painted in acrylic.  I am thrilled with the framing by “Southern Framing” in Kirrawee. This artwork is off to its new home on the South Coast of NSW.  I do love kingfishers. They are extraordinarily beautiful birds.  I have spent many hours watching the many Australian varieties in their natural habitats.  These ever…

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