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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.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

'Brisbane Central' - Work in Progress for the 'Brisbane Landmark Exhibition'

It's 'coming along' nicely...I thought I'd get bored with this one, but I'm actually enjoying it. 
oil on stretched canvas - 101 x 76cm
'Close up' of the figures......

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sanctuary Cove Art Festival

The 'Sanctuary Cove Art Festival' is on this weekend, Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th June, 10am to 4pm.  The address is - Pavilion C, Rotunda Lawn, Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast.

These are the 5 artworks I will be exhibiting at the festival....
'Creek Ramble' - oil on canvas - 125 x 79cm
'Off to the Beach' - oil on canvas - 75 x 60cm
'Little Girls on the Beach' - oil on canvas - 35 x 29cm
'Surfs Up' - Pastel - 63 x 46cm
'The Bouquet' - oil on canvas - 144 x 113cm

Monday, June 14, 2010

'Fruit Pickin' - Maleny Art Awards 2010 - People's Choice

'Fruit Pickin' was awarded 'People's Choice' at this years 'Maleny Art Awards'.

Thank you to all the public....my fans!....for voting for me. 

I know I say the same thing all the time, but it always amazes me that, from all the entries, the public chooses mine as 'best of show'.
Thank you so much.

I also won a 'Commended' award.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Brisbane Landmark Exhibition - 'Work in Progress'

Well...my next challenge is the 'Brisbane Landmark Exhibition'.
This exhibition runs in conjunction with the 'Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize'. Only fifteen artists are selected to participate in this exclusive exhibition.....this year, I have been fortunate enough to be invited to enter 4 artworks.
The exhibition is designed to display paintings which depict well known and maybe some lesser known Brisbane landmark icons.
So this is the first of my entries....it's still a 'work in progress'.  For those of you who don't know Brisbane, this scene is the intersection near 'Central Train' station in the city.  I haven't thought of a title as yet, but for now I will call it 'Brisbane Central'.
It's in oil, on a stretched canvas measuring 101 X 76cm.
I'm really pleased with the composition and how the under-painting has turned out.  It's certainly very different to my usual 'figurative landscapes'....it's a subject matter I've never attempted before.

The Brisbane Landmark exhibiton will be on display in conjunction with the 'Landscape Art Prize', in the foyer of Waterfront Place.  1 Eagle Street, Brisbane.  From Monday 13 September till Friday 24 September (7am - 6pm)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

'Late Afternoon Beach Walk' (Bullock Beach, Caloundra)

'Late Afternoon Beach Walk'
(Bullock Beach, Caloundra)
Oil on canvas
51 x 41cm
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