animal paintings

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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For the Love of a Beautiful Dog

Roy was a much loved family member. He had died in 2019 and left a big hole in the family’s heart. I was approached to paint Roy early this year as a gift for the client’s husband. It is difficult to paint the soul of an animal you have not met and this was a…

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Australian Bird and Flower Paintings in Acrylic

Australian birds are such incredibly beautiful creatures, with wonderful personalities. Their antics and songs bring great joy. Cockatoos and Tawney Frogmouth nightjars are special favourites of mine. I delight in painting them as often as I am able. To capture their individuality is an exciting challenge. Acrylic paints are so versatile and allow for as…

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Regent Parrot Painting

This beautiful bird is a Regent Parrot. While visiting Tamworth, I was so fortunate to see him in all his glory. He had no concerns about me taking his photograph. Talk about blessed. This is an acrylic work on an airbrushed background. This incredible parrot is on the endangered list. How sad it would be…

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Getting Involved at Hazelhurst in the Sutherland Shire.

Recently I was invited to have 6 of my artworks hung on the Wall of Art, Sutherland Library for all of June. It does the soul good to have my work acknowledged in this way. I was then invited to speak about my art journey to a small group at the Cottage, Hazelhurst in Gymea.…

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Young Kookaburra Painting in Acrylic

Young kookaburra in acrylic[/caption] This young kookaburra is a new visitor to our garden. He was not at all perturbed by the noisy miners screeching at him or trying to bomb dive him. I used his gentle look and put it into this restful environment. The background is airbrushed to enhance that feeling of calm…

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Black Kite in Acrylic – Work in Progress

I was finding this a challenge but feel it has reached the “I think it could work” stage. The reference photo was with permission from Adam Crews who is an amazing photographer and very dear friend. I hope I do it justice. There is still much to do but I am determined to get the…

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Green Frog Paintings in Acrylic

I have just completed two paintings of one of the most beautiful creatures I know. These are white lipped tree frogs. I know them so well as they were all around us where we grew up in North Queensland. Again the photos do not do them justice. I am very pleased with the results of…

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Another Successful Pet Portrait.

I have just returned from delivering a Pet Portrait of a White Faced Cockatiel, to a new client. This was a difficult one again as I only had some photos to go by. Gus is not just a pet. He is Kevin’s mate. Kevin is one of those lovely people who trusted the artist in…

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Azure Kingfisher in Acrylic

I am going to have to get some decent lessons on photography and photofinishing to really capture the true colours of the paintings I create. The trouble with being a novice one does not understand the complexities that clever photographers understand. The original painting’s colours are more beautiful and really shimmer. However, I will have…

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