New Addition to my Dawn Series of Kookaburra Art

One of the fascinating things I see in the material I select for my art, is the variations of colour depending on time of day, how the light falls and what moisture is about. The gum trees in my garden are a constant source of delight. I photograph and sketch them regularly and every day…

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The Cliffs of Moher – Acrylic Art

Some years ago, Mike and I had the absolute fortune to travel in Ireland. It was as wonderful as we had heard and hoped to experience. One of the many outstanding places we visited were the ancient Cliffs of Moher. Its mystical beauty was something we will never forget. The brilliant emerald green grasses atop…

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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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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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