“Reflections: billabong” from the studio

A new work “Reflections: billabong” is completed and has taken quite some time to create. My painting process can be quite lengthy…I overpaint and change things in my paintings, as I’m working on them. Often they begin with an idea, even a predetermined image in my mind. But the painting develops a life of its’ own and the final stage is regularly unrecognisable from the original idea. I love this spontaneity! It’s a joy to work in this manner, responding to my intuition and tweaking it with knowledge and technical expertise.

The inspiration came from a visit to the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens where a beautiful billabong (small lake) is located. The immediate surroundings are native trees and plantings but some reflections are of the local houses. I love the juxtaposition of urban surroundings with nature in this case, and highlighted the greens and blues of the watery pools with vivid warm colours from the suburb. Lots of fun and I hope you enjoy “Reflections: billabong”.

Please contact me if you are interested in making a purchase. The painting is $990(AUD) and is 76x76cm, acrylic paint on stretched linen.

Reflections - billabong

Reflections:billabong  76x76cm  $990

 

Palms #1 in RAS exhibition

Palms #1” will be on show in the Rotary Arts Spectacular. It’s happening at the Riverside Centre, Eagle Street, Brisbane, and is open 3-12 April.

This painting is  a vibrant example of contemporary art, created in an urban graphic style, and makes use of black and white scheme, and a few additional bright colours.

Come along and see this beautiful art piece, as well as many others.

Graphic image of colourful palm trees

Palms #1 100cm x 100cm $695

 

New graphic artwork “Giant Yuccas”

The latest artwork to join the urban graphic group is “Giant Yuccas”…. a wonderful architectural  and rough looking group of yucca plants. I’ve used a brilliant blue sky as a contrasting background, and the image is strong and kind of “in your face”! I love these loud plants and they create a really strong presence in our environment.

Group of yuccas

Giant Yucca 76cm x 76cm $595