Saturday, December 08, 2007


This painting (pastel)was one I did some time ago. It quickly sold to the owner of these young ostriches.Recently, I had occasion to visit and was pleased to re-acquaint myself with this early pastel. The name "Teenagers" seemed appropriate because they reminded me of my (then) teenage male students who towered over me and looked down with what I thought was a very a similar somewhat arrogant look.As well, these young birds, hung about together...typical teenagers! SOLD

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Melbourne in Spring

This painting is set in Swanston Street Melbourne, Victoria Australia.I think the title says it all.Springtime in Melbourne is quite special. The young man in the foreground seemed to be a student ( possibly late for class) Others,were simply enjoying the brilliant morning. watercolour ..size ..36cm x 53cm (14" x 21")

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Tulips Loosely on Yupo

This is the latest of my watercolours on yupo. It is such a relaxing way to paint watercolours. Materials: Art Spectrum watercolours on yupo. Size:38cm x 51cm (15" x 20")Sold

Friday, August 24, 2007

Beside the Sea

This painting came about from a challenge on Wet canvas.The subject for the challenge was quite a complicated and "busy" photograph of what appeared to be a Mediterranean Resort. Aiming to retain the feel of the Mediterranean warmth, I cropped the image and simplified the background in order to focus on the pots and the brilliant flowering shrubs. This is painted in acrylics.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Coastline Trees

This painting is my stylized version of the trees that grow in plantations in Victoria's (Aust.)western and southwestern region.They are a type of gum tree and, probably because they are planted close together, don't spread like gum trees normally do.These were growing on the coastline near Geelong....quite a windy area. Materials: Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas Size:Approx. 50cm x 60cm

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Chinese Lantern Flower

This is latest painting is mainly watercolour with some added coloured pencil. Arches rough 300gsm. Size: 15" x 15" SOLD

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sweet Peas

My favourites...I have always loved these flowers.I also love collecting old jugs and wooden chairs. This painting combines the three.The painting was sold long ago. Art Spectrum watercolours on Arches Rough 300gsm....SOLD

Monday, March 19, 2007


The drought we are experiencing here in Australia was the inspiration for this abstract.Recently we had about 6mm of rain. One could almost hear the sizzle as the first raindrops hit the parched earth. Acrylic on Arches Rough (300gsm) Private Collection

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Empty Spaces

Water colour...this is another 'accidental' composition.It was sitting on my kitchen bench...asking to be noticed! Private collection

Friday, March 02, 2007


I really enjoyed painting this one! Beautiful cherries, so hard to resist! I placed the cherries on this old glass saucer. The light hit them at just the right angle... again, too hard to resist!The composition was simply a happy accident.....SOLD

A Day on the Bay

This is another watercolour painting. I don't usually do abstract paintings, but this one was fun to do and seems to get all the information across....SOLD

Thursday, February 22, 2007


One of my Lily paintings. I like the clean sharpness of lilies...I have painted them a number of times. Acrylic on Arches Rough... 300gsm Size: Approx. 8" x 16"