Flowering Gum

Acrylic Painting, Floral, For sale

During this period of isolation there have been some lovely moments. My favourite thing, has been walking with my family. Each day, rain or shine, we have gone walking or cycling and I have loved it (accept the cycling, I am the lady almost falling off regularly).

During these times the kids have discovered the joy in photography, so while we walk we take interesting pictures along the way. It has brought a new observance of my surroundings that I didn’t have before. Right up the road we discovered these beautiful flowering gums. They were so breathtaking in their complexity and beauty. While it is difficult to capture what true beauty the possess it was fun (and time consuming) to try.

Flowering gum
76 x 76cm
Acrylic on cotton canvas

$830

A New Day

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

This one, for whatever reason, has beens such a struggle for me. I have painted over it so many times. I think I have been trying to paint something that would sell, or paint something that others would like…whenever I do this I always fail, good never really comes from trying to please others, forsaking who you are.
Ben Quilty recently posted a video where he said the beginnings of art should be hidden, you should never show anyone else, as you may be influenced by their positivity or negativity towards your work, forsaking what it would have been had you not heard their comments.
What brilliant advice.
I wonder how often the choices I make in my life, generally, are subtly influenced but the positive and negative feedback, I get from those around me. I wonder how much more at peace I would be if I was able to contain myself, until my form was strong enough to withstand the judgement of the world around me….

Acrylic on Linen Canvas
76 x 76cm

$700

Protea

Acrylic Painting, Floral, Sold

Recently a very kind local stranger offered proteas to people locally for free. They left them outside (properly social distancing) for people to pick them up.
My wonderful husband went and got some for me to paint.
I love that in these more challenging times kindness, beauty and joy can also flourish.
Thank you kind local 🙂 it provided me with such joy and inspiration.
Protea
76 x 76cm
Acrylic on linen canvas

SOLD

Hope

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, For sale, Splatter

Apologies for the extreme colours, but this is how I am dealing with all that is happening.
Hope… a fresh start, a new beginning, spring to come…lessons to be learnt, patience to be developed, perseverance, resilience, family, connection, change…

Acrylic on Linen Canvas
76 x 76cm

$730

Gentle Whisper

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Neutrals, Sold, Splatter

I painted this painting while sobbing. I wasn’t feeling the best, hadn’t slept, was aching for my son and I knew I needed to paint.
I went to the backyard with a box full of paints that I had grabbed and started to throw them on the canvas. As I cried, I cried out to God.
It has been a painful time as I have continued to paint this, and to continue to cry out to God for wisdom.
I was reminded of the bible verse 1 King 19:11-13, where God asked Elijah to stand on a mountain where He would pass by and there was a great wind, which tore everything apart and God was not in that, and a great earthquake and God was not in that, and a great fire, but he was in none of these. Then came a gentle whisper…
God has come to me in a gentle whisper: I just need to wait on Him, trusting Him in all circumstances and He will provide what I need and what my kids need.

SOLD

Dancing Daisies

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, Sold, Splatter

I was terrified to share this painting because it is me, in paint. It was pure joy to paint this piece.
This is one of a series of splatter art works, abstractish pieces that I have done, where I start by literally throwing paint on a canvas, and then I make something from it.
It also has a lot more to it than some may see. It is kind of like a parable, it will only really make sense to the one who attends to it closely and the more they pay attention the more they will discover.
It has hidden things amongst it.

SOLD