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Burpengary, Queensland, Australia
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved art... I often get asked 'what inspires me?' When I was growing up...we made our own fun. We didn't go on expensive holidays or theme parks, our holidays were spent camping or we would rent an old 'beach' house and play on the muddy tidal flats, pumping yabbies for fishing. As a family we would go for Sunday drives....we might go for a bush walk, search under logs for 'critters', picnic in the middle of 'no where', or go for a cool swim in a rock pool in the mountains. When I first started painting, I mainly painted the beautiful places that my husband and I tavelled to on our many camping journerys. Now that I have my 2 beautiful girls...I am sharing the beauty of the outdoors with them, and they now feature quite often in my artwork. I have been told by many people, that my artwork brings back childhood memories for them, and I hope that my artwork reminds you of a special memory too.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

'Playing in the Stockyard' - Painting Stages

Stage 1 - darks are painted using 'permanent mauve' and 'prussian blue'.  I commence painting a 'turpsy' underpainting.

Completed 'underpainting'...I leave this a couple of days to dry.

Stage 2 - I use a thicker, oilier, slow drying medium.  I commence the painting, starting with the backbround, forward.

nearly finished......

Finished painting.....
'Playing in the Stockyard' 
OIL on stretched canvas - 61 x 56cm

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Realismo en la pintura (Realism in Painting) - 'Blog'

I have been lucky enough to have my artwork 'showcased' on 'Realismo en la Pintura' blog.  Realismo en la Pintura (Realism in Painting), profile some very talented people. I feel very honoured and proud to be included with such high calabre artists.
So if you haven't had a look at their blog before, be sure you do....amazing work!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

'Gallery Beneath'

Some people maybe surprised, but I have only ever displayed in a 'commercial' gallery once.  It's not that my work is not accepted...it's that I have never had the 'stock' available!  So far I have been lucky, and my art has sold 'by word of mouth', or at the various competitions and exhibitions that I enter.  Now that my solo exhibiton has finished, I now have a nice 'body of artwork' to offer.

Today, I visited 'Gallery Beneath' at Sirocco Plaza, Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.  Beautiful gallery and amazing, inspiring work.  I'm very excited as they have accepted 4 of my paintings for exhibit....so if you're at the Sunshine Coast, please drop in and have a look. 

These are the 4 artworks that are now available through 'Gallery Beneath'.......

Girls Picking Wildflowers - Oil on canvas - 60 x 50cm

Splashin' Fun - Pastel on paper

Sandcastle Creations - oil on canvas - 60 x 50cm

The Red Ball - oil on canvas - 62 x 52cm

Friday, October 2, 2009

Kids Playing in the Creek-'Finished'

I finally finished this one....it's taken a while to complete.  I've got my 2 girls home because it's 'school holidays', so I've been trying to amuse them too.

'Kids Playing in the Creek', oil on canvas, 45 X 36cm
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