Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Midnight Magnolia

An old family friend had the most beautiful magnolia tree...a very old tree, planted when the old homestead was first built. The magnificent tree produced these beautiful flowers year after year and was still flowering long after the house had gone.

Monday, November 07, 2011

The Farmhouse

This was painted on location at a farm house near to where i live in country Victoria Watercolour on arches rough 300gsm Watercolour on arches rough 300gsm

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Relaxing on the Job

This is a painting taken from one of the lifedrawing sessions that I attend monthly. The medium is watercolour and some coloured pencil.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Orange Poppies

Acrylic on canvas board. Size: 29cm x 25cm

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Shower Room

This triptych is composed from three different poses at a life drawing session. The medium used is acrylic and the supports are three canvas panels. Each panel is ...width 20cm, height 70cm.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A small watercolour (24cm x 19cm) This is a scene from near where I live. The mountains in the background are the very beautiful "Tallarook Ranges"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday, April 03, 2011


Meet Hazel, one of my dear furry friends...the other one is Missy, a dog. Missy and Hazel are the very best of friends. This painting is a watercolour with some pastel

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Man Dreaming

I was going through my archives and found this painting of my husband. He was having a well earned sleep in on a Sunday morning. Materials: W&N watercolours on Arches Rough 300gsm

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jim's Dad.

Jim's Dad was a good horseman and a farmer.The photograph that I used to paint this picture is quite old and shows the type of houses which were quite common at the time ...usually referred to as miner's cottages, they were also popular for housing on small land holdings. < Private Collection.

My Dad ...retired.

My Dad was a farmer. When he retired,my parents purchased a house in the town of Benalla in Victoria. Dad used to love to sit on the back verandah quietly smoking and enjoying the garden that he and my mother had created. Private collection


This painting was done some time ago. Jim was quite a bit younger and I had not long started painting again after years of working and raising a family. Oil on Canvas board Private Collection


Private collection

Thursday, February 03, 2011

A Slice of Time

Watercolour on Arches rough. This was painted (and sold) some time ago The subject is a combination of some of my mother's embroidery and some old wares purchased at auctions. SOLD

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Houses on the Hill

I can't say that I have been the most energetic of artists recently. Somehow my 'muse' seems to be on holiday and apparently has very little inclination to return. However, I am determined to puddle along. "Puddle" seems to be a very appropriate word! This small painting is a view from the end of my street. Materials: W&N watercolour on Arches Rough 300gsm Size: Approx. 26cm x 20cm

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Jim The Fisherman

This is an acrylic painting on canvas. The subject is my late husband who was a keen freshwater fisherman. He loved nothing better than camping on the banks of the Murray River,with boat,plenty of bait and fishing from first light until sundown. During the long summer holidays, our two girls and I usually joined him...sometimes fishing, but also swimming and water skiing. The floppy cloth hat that he wears in this painting was a vital part of his fishing gear...along with rods ...and bait of course! Private Collection.