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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.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

'Hey Mum! Your Belly Button is an Outie too' - Work in Progress

 June next year...myself, Dona Norwood, Fiona Cross and Belinda Green, will be exhibitng at the new Caboolture Hub Art Gallery.  The theme of the exhibition will be 'Cradle to Grave'.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this completed...it's so cute!
oil on canvas
60 x 75cm

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pauline Adair Workshop

 Well we had our final class with Pauline...here's a few images from the day.
 Pauline Adair - below & top

 We decided that the arm on my 'nude', just didn't look right, so for now I've blurred it out.
I think she's finished....still not sure about the arm though.  Will leave it for now & think about it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

'Pauline Adair' Workshop - 'My' work in progress

It's been sometime since I've attended a workshop, then I heard that Pauline Adair was conducting a class with the Samford Art Group....so I jumped at the chance!!  I've been a fan of Paulines since I started painting, it was such a thrill for me to meet her in person & watch her paint.
....this was how much I completed from the days class. 
....I then continued with the piece at home.  Still a bit to do, but I'm really pleased how it's progressing.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

'Visions of Central Queensland - no.4'

'Visions of Central Queensland - no.4'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

'Visions of Central Queensland no.3'

'Visions of Central Queensland no.3'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

'Visions of Central Queensland - no.2'

 'Visions of Central Queensland - no.2'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm


Sunday, October 30, 2011

'Visions of Central Queensland - no.1'

'Visions of Central Queensland - no.1'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

'A Walk Through the Tall Grass' - Figurative Oil Painting

I know, I know....another painting with a 'girl and dog'....it's just that I've got so many great images from this day.  I promise that I'll post something different next time. 
I had a 'bit of fun' with the grass in the foreground....I used alot of paint & really got stuck into it with the palette knife.
'A Walk Through the Tall Grass'
oil on stretched canvas
61 x 76cm

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

'Checking the Fence Line' - Figurative Oil Painting

.....another painting with a girl and dog
'Checking the Fence Line'
oil on stretched canvs
35 x 46cm

Friday, October 14, 2011

'Creek's dry Fella's....no swimmin' today' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Creek's dry Fella's.....No swimmin' today'
oil on stretched canvas
76 x 51cm
.....my under-painting

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

'I Think We're Lost Mate' - Figurative Oil Painting

'I Think We're Lost Mate'
(Mt Isa Region-Central Queensland)
oil on stretched canvas
30.5 x 40.5cm

Friday, September 16, 2011

'Fence Sitting' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Fence Sitting'
oil on stretched canvas
30.5 x 40.5cm

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

'Hey! What about Me?' - Figurative OIl Painting

This is one of my first paintings from our June/July Holiday road trip of Central West Queensland
I was a very brave girl, driving this trip all on my own, with the company of my 2 daughters. 
For my 'overseas friends', this road trip can be very lonely.  You're looking at 100 to 300 kilometres (sometimes more!) from town to town, and not much in between.  Sometimes not even passing another vehicle....except the odd road train, semi-trailers with upto 5 trailers...now they're a challenge to overtake.  And then there's the wildlife to watch out for....kangaroos, emus, camels, flocks of birds, and then there is the  crows & eagles, picking at the poor dead animals on the road....it certainly was an experience.  It might not be everyone's idea of a holiday, but we thoroughly enoyed it.  The colours are amazing, there's some beautiful places, it's just you gotta drive so far to find them.  lol
'Hey! What about Me?'
oil on stretched canvas
70 x 55cm
(Mt Isa region)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Life Drawing - September

 .......the one above is my favourite of the day.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tattersall's Club - Country to Coast Exhibition

I've been invited to exhibit in the Tattersall's Club, 'Country to Coast' Exhibition.  This Exhibition runs in conjunction with their 'Landscape Art Prize'.  Both exhibits will be on display to the public at Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane, weekdays 7am - 6pm, from September 12th to 23rd.
I'm exhibiting 2 oil paintings, one is a scene of the Glasshouse Mountains, and the other is a figurative scene of the various market stalls in the main street of Dayboro, on 'Dayboro Day'.
'Glasshouse Mountains'
oil on stretched canvas
51 x 61cm
'Dayboro Day Markets'
oil on stretched canvas
80x 54cm

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Life Drawing - August

I so loved Life Drawing this month.  We had the most gorgeous model, with beautiful curves, and this amazing peacock tattoo running up her outer thigh, on her left hip....though, as the drawings were quick, I didn't have time to draw the tattoo...would really love a longer session with this model.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

'Maroochy River, Cotton Tree, Sunshine Coast' - Oil Painting

'Maroochy River, Cotton Tree'
Sunshine Coast
Oil on Canvas Board
35 x 28cm

Sunday, July 24, 2011

'Glasshouse Mountains' - Oil Painting

'Glasshouse Mountains'
Oil on canvas board
35 x 28cm

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'Children Playing in the Creek' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Children Playing in the Creek'
Oil on stretched canvas
60 x 46cm

Monday, May 30, 2011

Untitled Oil Painting - Kids on the Beach

Untitled Oil On Canvas
'Kids on the Beach'
40 x 33cm

Friday, May 27, 2011

Life Drawing - May

I didn't have a really productive 'Life Drawing' session this month....I just wasn't 'with it'.  I'm not really sure what was my problem...the model was very interesting, but there was just so much going on.....she had braids with beads, bright pieces of material in her hair, a bongo drum...and to top it off, a live parrot on her shoulder! 
...anyway, I know we all have these days, it was still lots of fun though.
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