Dec 21, 2013

From Our Family To Yours - Watercolour Sketch - 10x6 cm. Lots of brush mileage here. Fifty little abstract artworks created individually by hand for Christmas this year.

Dec 2, 2013

Pasa Doble: the Pride of Spain. A dance that is full of energy, strict and powerful.
This is my interpretation of " the dance of the master "
100 x 80 cm  Acrylics on canvas. $600

Nov 1, 2013

Life Drawing practice - graphite on paper 75x50cm.
Foreshortening is closely linked with perspective, although it usually comes into play when drawing the figure (or animals). The effect of foreshortening can be very difficult to achieve convincingly. You have to draw what you see, not what you think it should look like. 

Oct 4, 2013

Exeter Tablescape - 20 x 25 cms Acrylics on board. $60.00

 Tablescapes are a great way to show off your most cherished items or collections. Be it art, books, family heirlooms, or vacation souvenirs - tablescapes are just a pleasing arrangement of objects.  

Sep 14, 2013

Friday Art Group, drawing practice .....Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. Henri Matisse

Aug 17, 2013

The Australian landscape is seriously inspiring for an artist. 

Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x26 cm., can you guess where I may have referenced these 3 images from ? 

These paintings are being exhibited in the Annual Packsaddle Exhibition - A fundraiser for the New England Regional Art Museum 25 October - 10 November. SOLD

Jul 28, 2013

Painted especially as a gift on stretched canvas, and being inspired by the colours in a particular room of the house where it may hang, I thoroughly enjoyed painting this 25x30 cm contemporary image with our celebrating friends in mind.  
Every Girl Deserves a Pearl don't you think ? 

Jul 15, 2013

 Titled Vividly Wild  30x20cm on paper.
Love drawing with pastels !

Jun 18, 2013

Titled " We Do " and, with a suggestion of a wedding veil, this is representational of a current debate on equality. Another recent artwork completed at Friday art.
Approximately 40x50 cm on stretched canvas, I was inspired by Paul Delvaux's 1946 image "Two Girls " $350.00

Jun 2, 2013

In my studio with my Friday painting group where there are no rules on what and how you paint, I chose to work a previous acrylic painting with oils. On canvas board and about 10x8" the image took on a whole new look.  
Three Of A Kind  is now complete. $125.00 SOLD

May 24, 2013

Not easy writing with paint and a paint brush, however, attendees Carla, David and Rachel were brilliant in embracing the "Brush Strokes Workshop" delivered last weekend from my home studio.
Carla Hackett from is a Melbourne based graphic designer, David and Rachel from Silverwater Signs  are located in Sydney and also produce bespoke hand lettering. Well done guys, keep flourishing!

May 15, 2013

On The Street Where I Live 
Detail - Pen and ink drawings on watercolour paper 

This art school project has been selected and won an award in the Hunters Hill Annual Art Exhibition which is on until May 19.  Congratulations to all my art school buddies who also were selected.

May 2, 2013

The Cottage - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 cm  
Selected for the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition

When a lot of the houses around me are being knocked down and rebuilt I desperately wanted to capture the character of these little gems.This sweet cottage was painted with a good deal of passion, admiration and enthusiasm.

Let's hope it won't ever be knocked down ! $90.00

Apr 25, 2013

Brothers In Arms - Pastels on canson paper  

My father, "Slim", was in the army. In fact, he met my mother in the army and they married in their uniforms. Though he was away a lot in their early-married life, he and I were very close. Slim was a dedicated officer with several awards, including the MBE. 

Times of war are charged with emotion and endured with loyalty, and that sense of loyalty ran strong through our family. Brothers in Arms is a tribute to that loyalty shown both through mateship in celebration and the dog, as man's best friend, happy to see his master home again. I worked with the materials directly, with pastels and my fingers, to merge the tones and transmit the sense of touch that's so important in times of challenge and joy.

The spirit of Gallipoli didn't just stay with the soldiers, it lives on in those of us who loved them and welcomed them home. So, the woman represents those who contributed directly to the war efforts and the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters whose hearts were away with their loved ones.

Apr 17, 2013

Hand lettering is back! If you want your words out there, consider a lettering artist. Love the written word in all its forms. This piece I wrote on stretched canvas and hangs in our kitchen, some say the heart of a home. 

Apr 10, 2013

I love to dance, ballroom, rock n roll, whatever, I could dance the night away, and use to! Ballet is a beautiful physical expression of grace at a slow pace, I could feel the stretch painting "On Your Toes "- Acylics on canvas board - 20 x 30 cm

Mar 31, 2013

 The Shape of Things - Acrylics on stretched canvas - 40x50cm - $80 

 An arrangement of wooden dolls, a cardboard box, creative lighting, and "BINGO", shapes and shadows a plenty!!

Mar 26, 2013

Graceful Light  - 20 x 20 cm Acrylics on stretched canvas unframed - $50
This was my submission into the "Heart of Annandale" art exhibition recently. I used a watercolour technique and one brush size only to achieve a translucent look.

Mar 23, 2013

      Still Life - 50 x 60cm - Oils on Stretched canvas - $ 175

Mar 9, 2013

Having a Ball  - 1 x 1mtre x 76 cm + 3 x assorted smaller   Acrylics on canvas - $300
My love of colour and movement inspired this set of paintings.

For International Women's Day.....
“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” ― Ann Richard

Feb 26, 2013

One of a Pear  -  10 x 10 cm - Oil on canvas $100
There are 3 more small formatted paintings like this one, an orange, an apple and some strawberries. Maybe you would like to own a piece of fruit !

Feb 15, 2013

Glebe Vista  - NFS - This is a pen and wash sketch from a balcony in Keegan Ave. Glebe. What a delightful time I had working on this. Commissions taken.

Feb 7, 2013

Jan 27, 2013

Watercolour  12x25 cm Framed - Marine Magic  $150
What really goes on under the deep blue sea? 

Jan 19, 2013

                               Watercolour unframed 25 x 18 cm   Murphy  $95
This is a famous pose by Marie-Louis O’Murphy, mistress of King Louis XV. She was painted many times by Francois Boucher. 

Jan 17, 2013

         Watercolour 25 x 30 cm framed   Jardin de Lavande  $250

Jan 5, 2013

Contemporary Art and my aqua phase 
760 x 550 Acrylics on canvas