Australian wildlife

Art Purchases from My Gallery

I had a lovely time yesterday when a family visiting my gallery purchased 3 artworks. They are going to a lovely home. It might sound a tad cliched but it feels so good when your art is wanted so much by other people. Encouragement to paint more.

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Young Kookaburra Painting in Acrylic

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 and peacefulness.

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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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Tawney Frogmouth Painting in Acrylic

These birds never cease to fascinate me. I love playing on the characters they portray. Their togetherness is wonderful. Their ability to remain so still and blend in to the trees in which they roost is brilliant. I love the way acrylic paint allows the versatility to paint layers of colour. This process helps to…

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Another painting to the Framer.

This is the latest in my kingfisher journey. These gorgeous, little birds can be seen in Nth Queensland. We saw quite a few on a trip to Tinaroo Dam on the Atherton Tablelands. These are painted in acrylic and I have layered the blues and turquoise to try and show the sheen. I am having…

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Another Acrylic Painting of Kingfishers finds a New Home.

This painting of Forest Kingfishers was sold at Evans Art Exhibition recently. The lustre of the feathers in various lights has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. Growing up in North Queensland provided me with a wealth of opportunities to know these beautiful creatures. It has taken many paintings to get them…

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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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