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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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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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