The Journey

This painting was such a struggle for me, physically and emotionally and on reflection it is fitting that it was.
This is for a paediatric therapy and learning centre: it is to convey hope.
When people see this they will not see how much pain I was in when I did it. They will not see how I struggled as to how to achieve it, how to get the complexity and depth, how to covey the image that was given to me. They will not see how I struggled with self doubt and how much I wanted it to work out.
Just as when you see the kids who go for these physical therapies. We do not see the struggles they face. We do not see how hard they fight, sometimes daily. How much they have to deal with, each with varying degrees of difficulties and how much harder they have to try.
What you do see is the beauty that has resulted from the struggle. It was worth it.
I hope for the kids who attend their therapies that they can also see hope, hope that the struggle is worth it. That great things can be accomplished with great effort, even when others are unaware of the battle.

1.2 x 1.8m

Waterlilies of Silvermere

Last week we spent a couple of days in the blue mountains with family. We stayed in this amazing place called Silvermere. It was so spectacularly tranquil, surrounded by beautiful gardens and this lovely fish pond. One night I went for a walk and just sat on the deck praying and was overcome by the most tremendous peace. The peace that surpasses all understanding. I was reminded to focus on Him and everything can wash away as unimportant.
Waterlillies of Silvermere.

Acrylic on canvas
61 x 91.4cm
$500

On the Way: Jenolan

It has been said that an artist shows the world through their eyes. So that is what I am going to do.
We just went on a trip to Jenolan with our extended family and on the way I was struck by the beauty of the mountains. The undulating mountains captivated me and I had to paint them.
Acrylic on canvas
61 x 91.4cm
$530 SOLD

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I Choose Joy

I Choose Joy
This year has been tough, no bones about it, it is what it is. That is ok, it is life: I have hurt, I have grieved, I have mourned what has been lost, I have struggled, I have fought, I have succeeded and I have failed.
I now need to chose daily to put it behind me, focus on what is good and what is lovely, and enjoy the adventures to come rather than the difficulties that have passed.
I am back to colour 🙂
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. ” Philippians 4 :8
Acrylic on Canvas
121.9 x 121.9cm
$1278

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Passion Flower

Passion Flower
We have 2 amazing passionfruit vines at our place, they are such a part of our home you get used to seeing them and take them for granted.
This year as I walked past, to get to my front door, as I do everyday, I was struck by the complexity and beauty of the flower.
They are so intricate, so colourful, designed by the great designer.
I was fascinated and had to paint it.
Acrylic on canvas
61 x 61 x 4cm
$349

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Henri

This was painted (with permission) from a photo by Jacqueline Wells, of her gorgeous free spirited daughter.  I was  absolutely captivated by it.  There are so many stories in this photo, so much personality, so much joy.  I feel as though she is Alice on wonderland, or Dorothy or just Henri: she will face all the ups and downs in life with confidence, individuality and spirit.  She will dance her way through life.

Acrylic on canvas
91cm x 91cm
$1146