Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Egg in a Bowl.

A small painting, done a couple of weeks ago, using subdued colours, and for some reason I like it a lot!!, kinda links in nicely with the nest series!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Art Deco Jug and lemons

This little painting depicts a favourite jug that has been with us for about 20 years.

Hover Craft.

A new nest painting, this may go into my exhibition in Adelaide, end of February 2011.
it is a small canvas about 61 cm wide.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Secret Treasure.

A new nest painting, this may be shown at my upcoming exhibition in Adelaide as part of the Fringe arts Festival next February, it will be shown at the Santos conservation gallery at the entrance to the Adelaide Zoo, the curator, feels the link with these beautiful nest images and the fragility of nature, would make a wonderful exhibition,
it's about 120, wide by 100 deep. oil on canvas, it's a looser and more spontaneous style than my earlier nest paintings, I love doing these, and the reactions have been so positive from many quarters. I would interested showing my work in overseas galleries, please contact me.

Chinese Vase.

Another still life,oil on canvas of course, It's always a challenge to do a picture and not use a dark background, so I forced myself to try it, ! and it works here nicely, this painting is available for sale, at $350.00 just email me if you are interested, the size is, 30c.m. x 30c.m.
any postage will be added to price. the size is

Two Pears. (sold.)

I haven't been putting things up on my blog recently, because of my move interstate, and with so much to do,
anyway, I have started to paint again, and I'm going to try to freshen up my site with new pictures on a more regular basis, my new email address is
I entered this painting in the Daylesford art show, (also helped hang the exhibition.)and happily it sold on the 1st day. it's a large still life for me, about 70 c.m. wide.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Turquoise egg.

This painting is 1m x 120 it was the hit at the studio open day, and sold to a Melbourne couple.
it has high impact in real life, and has a very dramatic quality.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flowers in a vase.

Hi Bloggers, this is a newish painting of some Chrysanthemums, the previous flower painting sold before the paint was dry, so I needed to replace it,!
The gallery opening went very well, with lots of new friends from the Daylesford area turning up, as well as about a dozen people over from Adelaide for the occasion, we sold some work also Valerie, had some lovely works on show, and made 3 sales, her landscapes are magical, I will post a few up on this blog soon.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


a small painting, sorry about the reflected light on the surface of the picture, no time to take another shot, it is more subtle in reality, hope you both like it!!

Pomegranates and Mug.

This is a recent painting , I have a deadline of about a month to produce about half a dozen new works, to fill the gallery, as we have invited lots of people to the opening, nothing like a deadline and pressure to bring out the best in you!

Monday, May 17, 2010

3 pears and Chinese Vase

This little painting was completed the other day, I'm starting to use the palette knife, and it helps those highlights to grab attention, the size of this picture is 410 x 310 m.m. hope you like it.

Monday, May 10, 2010

two pears and an apple.

I'm doing this blog while the weather is freezing, only 13 degrees at the moment and know heating in the studio until the handyman comes and installs the woodheater. hope you like the painting.

still life with pumpkin.

Another still life, this one is slightly larger than the others at 400mm x 200mm. oil on canvas.

small still life.

A new still life, one of many I will be adding to my blog over the next few weeks, I'm hoping to open my studio and gallery to the public at weekends only, or by appointment, my aim is to open the doors mid July, I have to build a stock of artwork before then, wish me luck. any comments are welcome.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


This a view of new studio from the front, notice my bush poles used as support for the verandah.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Up and Running!

Hi Guys, this is my 1st posting since making the move over here to Victoria last October, my time has been taken up with renovating the house and clearing our block of land and also building the studio.

This view (top photo) is from the bush below the studio, the sculpture was done in Adelaide, and I couldn't resist bringing it with me, the view from the studio window is fantastic, and almost like looking in to a McCubbin painting.

My problem will be, to stop looking out the window and actually produce some work!