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Portrait of a Bright Eyed Boy

  I was commissioned to paint this beautiful child’s portrait from photos and a couple of videos.  I had not met him at all. Starting with sketches and preliminary stages, which I regularly sent to the clients, I managed to finish it.  I had to use yellow as it is the subject’s favourite colour. On…

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Red Cactus Flower

This beautiful flower is something special. It glows from iridescent pinks to vibrant reds.

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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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More Art Sales and Another People’s Choice Award

At the Oatley 101 Society of Artists exhibition in early March, I was thrilled to sell my painting “Above the Falls”. It sold on day one and I was fortunate to meet the new owners who are contemplating the purchase of another of my works. Such lovely people who said they fell in love with…

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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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Albrecht Dürer – what’s not to love about his incredible artworks?

My attempt to copy a Master whose works I have admired greatly. Albrecht was born on 21st May, 1471 in Nürnberg, Germany and died 6th April, 1528, Nürnberg. Generally regarded as the greatest German Renaissance artist. From altarpieces and religious works to portraits and self-portraits and copper engravings his works were extensive. Durer combined gouache…

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Two Bloody Good Artists

Helen, Denise (Gallery Owner) and I holding the paintings which we have donated to raise funds for “Response for Life” at the upcoming exhibition “Two Bloody Good Artists”. The ST George and Sutherland Leader has a great article about the exhibition. Click here to read more. If the interest at the present time is anything…

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Art in the Hunter Valley

I am so pleased that my little family of magpies “Backyard Buskers” has found a loving home in the Hunter Valley in NSW. It sold at the amazing Mistletoe Winery Gallery. They have some lovely wines and we have purchased a few for Christmas gifts. How appropriate is the name? The painting is an acrylic…

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The North Gorge Stradbroke Island

I painted this following a wonderful holiday on beautiful North Stradbroke Island in Qld. The way the colours moved in the water as the waves washed in was so very calming. There is a brilliant walk all around the rim and is well set up and maintained. Stradbroke Island is a jewel in Qld’s crown.…

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Kingfishers in the Mist.

This painting is 3170 mm around. The triple matt and silver effect frame have really finished it off. These beautiful Forest kingfishers are a joy to behold. The painting is of my own creation, inspired by my love of the Atherton Tablelands. I used airbrush, palette knife and brush to compete the work. Texture is…

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