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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, August 18, 2013

'Water Nymph' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Water Nymph'
oil on stretched canvas
41 x 30cm

Thursday, August 8, 2013

'The 'Ronda Lene' - Oil Painting

This fishing trawler doesn't exist anymore, she now sits at the bottom of the ocean somewhere. This painting was for my 'cousin-in-law'. The boat belonged to his uncle who passed away a little while ago....so it was very special.

I only had the 2 pic above to work with for reference material. My cousin wanted the boat to be painted as if it was going out to sea. I found this challenging, as I didn't have a pic as to how the actual boat looked from behind....and of course I wanted it to look like the 'Ronda Lene'.
....planning sketch 
.....under-painting, still trying to get it right 
The finished painting 
....close-up of the boat.
I found this painting hard....as it was like doing a portrait, because the boat had belonged to someone....it was just not any fishing trawler, it meant something special. Plus, I'm not a 'boat' person....I really don't know much about them....so be gentle you guys out there who are boat enthusiasts, lol

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

'Divided' - Nude - Finished

oil on '2' canvases
both 45 x 60cm

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

'Divided' - Nude - Work in Progress

 .....another update....it's looking good

Friday, March 22, 2013

'Divided' - Nude - Work in Progress

It's time for a change....thought I'd leave the 'figurative landscapes' for a while, & try a few nudes.
They are painted in oils on 2 stretch canvases size 45 x 60cm. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

'Sunset Beach Walk' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Sunset Beach Walk'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm 
.....close up of figure 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

'Let's Get Some Bait' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Let's Get Some Bait'
Oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm 
....close up

Saturday, February 23, 2013

'Now Son, Let's Catch a Big One' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Now Son, Let's Catch a Big One'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm 
close up of detail 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

'The Orange Shovel' - Figurative Oil Painting

Close up of figure and detail 
....completed painting
'The Orange Shovel'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm

Thursday, February 14, 2013

'Coffee at the Square' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Coffee at the Square'
(King George Square, Brisbane, QLD)
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm

Saturday, February 9, 2013

'Sandcastles with Dad' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Sandcastles with Dad'
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30cm

Monday, February 4, 2013

Life Drawing - February

Life Drawing recommenced for '2013' .....it was great to back with the Samford Art Group....
I had alot of fun with colour today!
 .....warming up

 ....lovin' the colour!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Portrait 'Mrs Brennan' - Step by Step Images

This portrait was of my cousin's Nanna, she was giving it to her mother as a Christmas gift.  I always worry with portraits....I'm frightened of getting that 'likeness' of the person, but when I first showed it to my cousin Sarah, she burst into tears, so I knew straight away that I nailed it.  I was very pleased and proud to be able to paint this lovely lady.

'Mrs Brennan'
pastel on paper
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