The Mother of All or The Bird Tree

Mother of All copy SOLD

This Tasmanian Blue Gum lives down the road from where I live. It goes on providing homes for birds and animals at a time when so many old hollow trees are cut down and burnt ‘to tidy things up’. I value this tree as my neighbour and keep painting it up in the effort of helping to keep it alive and strong and safe from chainsaws.

The Mother of All Sommers Bay SOLD

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Painting Portraits

portrait of gay hawkes 2001
SOLD. Portrait of Gay Hawkes

 Painting a person from life is most confronting for my sitter and therefore for myself but I love the alchemy that takes place.  I really have to embrace risk for there is no way of knowing whether I can manage to make a good image.  A successful portrait for me needs to be edgy, confronting and surprising…

Here are some of the portraits I have painted over the past 10 years.

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SOLD PORTRAIT OF CECELIA 2013
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SOLD Portrait of Lily Nungurrayi Hargraves

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