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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Exhibition in Sweden

These paintings are showing in a special exhibition at my temporary studio in Gothenburg, Sweden on 27th May at 17:30 and again the next day at an Open Studio from 12 to 15.  I have done a three month residency at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg.

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The task I set myself for this residency was to explore the use of wax encaustic - a technique using a hot medium made up of beeswax and damar resin - which is a very old medium.  It was my first experience with wax encaustic.  For that reason, the works are varied and experimental.  The medium is a beautifully, silky. flowing method of painting which I will apply to my Australian landscapes and use to develop a portrait style.

(The prices on the works shown are lower than usual because I consider these works to be experimental at this stage and not typical of my usual work)

 My first inspiration was the work of Swedish Kosta Boda glass artists.

Spring has Arrived  40x40cms $250 ($1500 SEK)

Grafftti Boy 40x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Helena 50x40cms $250 (1500SEK)
Island Princess 40x40cms (1500 SEK)

Ladies who Lunch 40x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Legend 50x40cms $250 (1500SEK)
Masked Man 50x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Venetian Story 50x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Smelling Tulips 40x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Three Friends 40x50cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Tristesse 40x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

My next inspiration was the Swedish landscape

Arriving in Sweden at the end of winter was a new experience for an Australian.  The winter landscape was a source of inspiration for some landscapes that enabled me to use different techniques and a pallette vastly different from my usual pallette. 

Blue Forest 10x10cms $100 (600 SEK) 

Misty Morning 10x10cms $100 (600 SEK)

Winter's Day 10x10cms $100 (600 SEK)

Swedish Lake 10x10cms $100 (600 SEK)

Night Sky 10x10cms $100 (600 SEK)

Mist on the Shore 40x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Australian Influences

As I worked I constantly wondered how I would end up applying this technique to my Australian work.  The colours especially kept calling me back home. I was especially influenced by the wax encaustic work of Australian artist, Jenny Sages.

Green Pastures 40x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Burning Creek 40x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Moonlight 40x40cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Sunset 50x30cms $250 (1500 SEK)

Desert Sun 10x10cms $100 (600 SEK)

Coastline 10x10cms $100 (600 SEK)

Lake Eyre Study 10x10cms $100 (600 SEK)


I wanted to apply my skills to portrait work.  My family is always my inspiration.  These two - partners of my children - survived the cut.

Dylan 40x40cms NFS

Stef 40x40cms NFS

Monday, August 2, 2010

Umbrella Ladies

Here is my current series of charcoals, which I have called Umbrella Ladies.

Why umbrellas? Not sure except they are such a pleasant, iconic shape. Parabolic shapes are always relaxing and for me rain is joyous. When you grew up in western Queensland in droughts, you love the rain. Hope you enjoy them

Black and White Umbrellas - 80X60cms framed - $890
Blue Umbrellas Flying - 78x56cms framed - $890

Breezy Umbrellas - 80 x 60cms framed - $890

Colour the World Umbrella - 80 x 60cms framed - $790
SOLD Flying Umbrella and Scarf - 60x50cms - $690

Four Red Spots - 70x60cms framed - $890

SOLD Musical Umbrellas - 70x60cms framed - $890

Musical Umbrellas 2 - 60x50cms framed - $690
Oranges and Lemons - 105x78cms framed - $990

Orange umbrellas - 80x100cms framed - $990

Share an Umbrella - 70x60cms framed - $890

Share an Umbrella Moment - 70x60cms framed - $890

Tie-dyed Umbrella - 60x50cms framed - $690
Umbrella Text - 60x50cms framed - $690

SOLD Leafy Umbrellas - 60x50cms framed - $690
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Belonging" Part 1 - My Exhibtion of new landscapes

I am really pleased with my new series of landscapes. The title of the show, "Belonging" does not have any deep meaning. It simply indicates that I paint landscape to which I feel a strong sense of belonging, being part of it, standing in the vastness of my cathedral and paying homage to its beauty and harshness - the tension of opposites.

I have in this series brought together all that I have learnt and experienced in my practice over the past eight years. The paintings areheavily textured with collaged papers and textural pastes, as well as sand and stones. They are sealed with many coats of glues, gesso and acrylic medium to build a high profile on the canvas. They are painted in my bright pallette with wash over wash, building a jewel-like glow of acylic paints and finished with a fine, soft glaze of oil paint that emphasises the texture of the work.

The exhibition will run at Percolator Gallery, 134 Latrobe Tce, Paddington from 24th August until 6th September and wil be open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30am until 4:30pm.

I hope you can come long to have a look at the show. Contact me on

Stony Ridge - 60x60cms - $2500.00

SOLD Midnight - 60x60cms - $2200

SOLD Long Creek - Tryptych - 50x120cms - $1200

SOLD Shadows - 40x105cms - $990

The River - 110x110cms - $2500

Rocky Creek - 110x70cms - $2200

SOLD Moonlight over Eromanga - 40x40cms - $420

SOLD Rocky Outcrop - 100x120cms - $1500

SOLD Red Moon - Dyptych - 120x80cms - $1800

Sunset -Dyptych - 50x80cms - $990

SOLD Waterhole - 40 x 55cms - $550

More work from the new landscape series, in following section "Belonging, Part 2" (see index).