The Resilience Tree

Commission, For sale, Realistic

There is local tree in my neighbourhood that some might think is ugly. It has been planted in the wrong spot, under power lines and then been hacked at, time and time again and has grown into the most obscure shapes. 
But when I see this tree I am astounded and inspired. I have painted it in my art multiple times because I am fascinated by its beauty, by the shapes it has grown into as it has adapted to the life it has been given. 
This tree is amazing, it has lived for over my 40+ years, it continues to thrive despite its circumstances, no matter how many branches have been lopped off, no matter that it is bent sideways, no matter that it is at crossroads, no matter that its roots are bound by the roads and paths; this tree must have deep roots and a firm foundation. It stands strong in all its beauty, ugliness and awkwardness. This is a tree that I look at constantly and admire. 
This tree is by far the most interesting tree around. 

This is painting is home to 23 local birds and 1 iddy biddy lizard. Try and find them all.

The Resilience Tree was commissioned by and has been enlarged by Hornsby Hospital to fit a wall 4.7 x 2.8m, but this is the original painting.

It is framed in a floating frame.

$1800

This is Life (Blue Butterflies)

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

This is a part of the “This is Life” series of paintings… Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope.This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on linen canvas
50.8 x 76 cm

Tasmanian oak (painted white) floating frame
53.8 x 79 cm

$910

This is Life (Orange Butterflies)

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, For sale, Splatter

This is a part of the “This is Life” series of paintings… Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope.This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on linen canvas
40.4 x 50.9 c

Tasmanian oak (painted white) floating frame
43.5 x 53.7 cm

$580

This is Life Limited Edition Print

Abstract, For sale, Limited Edition Print, Realistic, Splatter

Print on paper

Signed and numbered on the front.

Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.
My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope.
This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

310gsm cotton rag 
Giclee, archival quality 
50 x 50cm (60 x 60cm with 5cm border) 
Requires framing

$380

 

A Fresh Start Limited Edition Print

For sale, Limited Edition Print, Realistic

Print on paper

Signed and numbered on the front.

I recently was shown the most gorgeous place just behind the SAN. The family and I have been there a couple of times now, searching for owls and climbing rocks. It is such a beautiful hidden gem.

310gsm cotton rag 
Giclee, archival quality 
40x46cm (30x 36cm picture with 5cm border) 
Requires framing

$180

One Sunday Limited Edition Print

For sale, Limited Edition Print, Realistic

Print on paper

Signed and numbered on the front.

I recently was shown the most gorgeous place just behind the SAN. The family and I have been there a couple of times now, searching for owls and climbing rocks. It is such a beautiful hidden gem.

310gsm cotton rag 
Giclee, archival quality 
40x50cm (30x 40cm picture with 5cm border) 
Requires framing

One Sunday

$180

This is Life

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

Sometimes the troubles of this life accumulate on me, overwhelming me and overcoming me and I want a break, I want it to stop, to ease up, for the burdens and the pains to be lifted. But do you know what…this is life. It is easy to look around and think that others have it easier than we do, and sometimes that is true, but sometimes it isn’t, the pains of this life are hidden so often by a facade, that make us believe that it should be easier than it is.My family has had a run of one disaster after another, over the past six months, but amongst that there is beauty, there is joy and there is hope. This painting has been about adapting, healing the past, looking toward hope, but seeing joy in the day to day, in the weeds that have abounded in the rain, in the rain itself, in the birds that wake me in the morning. When I stop and listen, moment by moment, I can keep putting one foot in front of another and enjoy the journey.

Mixed media on canvas
101.5 x 101.5cm

SOLD

Mini He Loves Me…

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, For sale

This was a mini painting (done at the same time) of the painting He Loves Me…
Did you ever play that game when you are a kid where you pulled the petals of a daisy, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me…
I used to played that a bit too often 🤔
Anyway for whatever reason I was reminded of that while I was painting this and despite all that I face with my physical and mental health, I am so grateful for the 3 “He loves me” in my life.
51 x 51 cm painting
53.7 x 53.7 cm white Tasmanian oak floating frame

Acrylic On Linen Canvas
51 x 51 cm

$680

 

He Loves Me…

Abstract, Acrylic Painting, Floral, For sale

He Loves Me…Did you ever play that game when you are a kid where you pulled the petals of a daisy, he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me…I used to played that a bit too often 🤔Anyway for whatever reason I was reminded of that while I was painting this and despite all that I face with my physical and mental health, I am so grateful for the 3 “He loves me” in my life.

This artwork is framed (lovingly made by me) in a painted white Tasmanian oak floating frame.

Acrylic On Canvas
76 x 76 cm canvas
79 x 79 cm with floating frame

$1150

A Fresh Start

Acrylic Painting, Realistic

This is part of a beautiful local bush walk, behind a major Sydney hospital. You would never know such beauty exists, so hidden and so gorgeous behind a car park. It is also a local hang out for a variety of owl species.
I find it endlessly inspiring, due to its lushness and the juxtaposition of it being so close to the highway. It is interesting how this oasis can be found so close and so many are unaware of it.
Acrylic on canvas
76 x 91.2cm

1350

One Sunday

Acrylic Painting, Realistic, Sold

I recently was shown the most gorgeous place just behind the SAN. The family and I have been there a couple of times now, searching for owls and climbing rocks. It is such a beautiful hidden gem.
Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.
Framed in a Tasmanian oak (lovingly made) floating frame.
Signed on the front.
76 x 102cm
80 x 105.5cm

SOLD

$1850

A Moment

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

This piece is part of my “abstractish” series. It is one of the most fun series I have ever painted. I start by literally throwing paint on the canvas (usually with one of my sons), over and over and over again and then paint what comes from it.
I love the freedom of painting this way, and I feel like the joy that I experience translates onto the canvas.
Comes in a (lovingly made) painted white Tasmanian oak floating frame.

Acrylic on canvas
76 x76 cm (canvas alone) 
79cm x 79cm with floating frame

$1100

SOLD