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

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

The Cliffs of Zenith 2

Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

I am not the most commercial artist. To be commercial you are supposed to paint in a similar style so that your art is recognisable, I am not so good at that because I paint my life and my moods, so my paintings tend to go up and down with my life.
I did read a great article about the reason to paint the same things over and over…to learn from! What a good idea…maybe a good thing for life also?? Learn from past mistakes??? Maybe??
76 x 76cm
Acrylic on Linen Canvas


I always contemplate life as I paint, and I was really struck while painting this one in particular. If you were to come in part way through and check out my painting you would think it was pretty terrible, you wouldn’t see the process I was going through to enable the beauty to develop.
Our life is not simple and it would be pretty easy to look at it and think what a mess! Someone messed this up! I know that God has His vision and purpose for our lives, that He sees the completed picture and the process we must go through in order for it to be made complete.

$950

The Cliffs of Zenith

Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang
101.6 x 101.6cm

Signed on the front

I have fallen in love with Nelson Bay thanks to some truly special friends. It has provided me with endless inspiration.  
One of my favourite new discoveries was a hidden tucked away piece of paradise…Zenith Beach. The beauty there was staggering. 
In order to replicate some of the texture I saw, I threw paint all over the canvas as a base layer, squishing and pulling the paint with paper and glad wrap, giving the whole canvas undulations, blobs and creases.

$1100