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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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Princess Alexandra Parrots

I was privileged to see these beautiful parrots on a holiday in Tamworth NSW. They were named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark who married Edward VII and went on to become Queen of the UK. They are incredibly pretty birds. Unfortunately this species is listed as threatened or vulnerable in Australia. I wanted to capture…

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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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Lesson 6 with TH. Using Images and Looking at Focal Points.

Using this photo TH sketched a likeness and transferred it to the surface she chose to paint. She used a number of acrylic colours as well as black to achieve the interesting background effect. Then after checking out the tree bark of the old gum she used a pallet knife to build the branch. Lots…

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The End of a Chapter in my Arts’ Journey

Six years ago, Joanna Watkins, a brilliant young woman working in Marketing with the Oatley family Lifestyle Resorts, approached the Oatley 101 Society of Artists with her vision for a high quality art exhibition at the Waterbrook Resort in Yowie Bay, NSW. On behalf of the society I met with Joanna to discuss this vision.…

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