West Kimberley Hill – a work in progress

I loved the immediacy of the travel sketches I did whilst travelling in the Kimberley, so wanted to translate some of that to a larger format. Still working with acrylic inks and some acrylic paint on 300gsm watercolour paper. Love those big skies!


Detail from a piece I had started in 2020 and although I liked it, felt it didn’t quite meet my image of what I wanted to say….so I reworked it in 2022 with cold wax & oil.I wanted to show visual sightlines, bent lines of perspective, (both figuratively and literally) and man-made lines mingled with …

Back at the easel

Back into the studio with a clearer head than the past few days and weeks. My lovely glass palette is the bottom shelf from an old fridge. It works so well with the palette knife as I mix cold wax medium and oil paint. Easy to clean too. Gotta luv re-purposing!

Greenway Art Prize 2021 Finalist

Thrilled to be chosen as a finalist for this fantastic Inner West Art Prize. Many layers to achieve the effect, but absolutely loved painting this.


FROM A LOOKOUT from inspiration to completion. I like where this work has finished, but it does make me want to try another more abstracted version. ….there’s always something!!!

Drummoyne Art Society Art Awards

Have entered and packaged up my paintings and they are ready to deliver on Monday for the Annual Exhibition. Very excited as last year it could only be held online. Always wonderful to see paintings “in the flesh!!”

Tuesday in the Studio

Recently back from some en plein air sketching beside Brogers Creek and have worked up a piece in watercolours. I am keen to try a larger work, really accentuating the light and shade of the bushes and water.

Sunlit Hills before breakfast – Process

I really wanted to capture the startling effect of the morning sun as it hit the hills of the canyon we were camped in, in central Australia. I drew it a couple of times. This is the first preliminary sketch in oil pastel. I played with the shapes a second time, again in oil pastels, …

Done and Dusted

The last weekend of my exhibition flew by, with so many visitors….friends, colleagues and new faces. It has been a wonderful experience having the chance to both see my works up on the gallery wall, to talk about them and the stories that motivated me, but it has been equally rewarding to hear the stories …

SOJOURN continues

My exhibition SOJOURN continues another week, until 30th August, so if you have the time, come on down and have a look. Newsagency Gallery – 332 Stanmore Rd, Petersham 2049 Lots of lovely people have visited and many paintings have found news homes. Wonderful! I love the way new people can react differently to my …