This is a reworking of an old painting. I always loved the colours of this painting and so never wanted to change that, but after a recent foray into art using stickers, I was inspired to create an impressionistic version of it and I just love it.
121.7 x 121.7cm Acrylic on stretched canvas, ready to hang
I spend so much time waiting. Waiting for doctors, waiting for holidays, waiting for the weekend, waiting to hear back, waiting for the washing to be done, waiting for the kids to get dressed, brush their teeth, eat their dinner, get into the car etc etc. Sadly I was born impatient! I hate waiting: I would rather wait where I have to be than at home, I over analyse, in order to anticipate an outcome rather than relax into the waiting. Fortunately every now and then I am reminded of the joy in waiting. This was one of those days. It was heading on to sunset and I was walking with Jesse, he is a kid who stops and smells the roses, I looked back and realised how valuable the wait can be. In that moment, thinking of my boys, the joy they bring me and how much they both remind me to live in the moment and savour that still, peaceful, glorious moment: waiting. 76.5 x 61cm
I absolutely fell in love with Little Beach at Nelson Bay. The tranquility of it would leave even the most stressed out soul at peace. I also love the crazy antics of the pelicans. Somehow they are so graceful and majestic and awkward at the same time. They supply an endless source of entertainment and artistic inspiration. 20 x 20cm
We went on a family adventure in the last holidays and discovered a peaceful oasis at Casuarina. I fell in love with the serenity of this place, I loved the mixture of the long white beach beside this gorgeous tree lined board walk. It was the perfect place to walk and read. To make this painting I started off with an abstract splattering of paint with impasto. It required lots of throwing and flicking of paint, then an overlay of a variety of textures to create a base of texture which I then developed.