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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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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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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Christmas Exhibition – Oatley 101 Society of Artists Celebrates

After a year of COVID, artists have a big range of new art available for art lovers and collectors.  Online viewing is convenient but there is nothing better than to visit an exhibition to fully appreciate the value and connectivity of wonderful art. Oatley 101 does it soooo well. Brilliant screen lighting highlights high quality…

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International Online Art Exhibition

More than 150 invited artists from Australia, China’s 18 provinces and cities and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, Japan, Canada, the United States are participating in this amazing online exhibition. This is the largest exhibition coordinated by the Australian Painting Institute to date.   Exhibiting works, include Chinese painting, oil painting, watercolour, acrylic, paste, porcelain painting,…

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Bushman’s Clocks

As a wildlife artist, I only paint the birds and animals I have been blessed to see.  These beautiful kookaburras visit my garden every day.  Their noisy alarms at dawn, (and often earlier) are a joy to hear.  They are the most interesting models as they sit so still for their photos to be taken,…

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Kookaburra Art

This beautiful kookaburra is a regular visitor to our garden. She sits in the same spot each morning and waits patiently for the light. Her lovely calls follow soon after dawn breaks. That is when her partner joins in. She has been so generous with her poses for me. It is almost as though she…

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