ARTWORK 2021/2022

ART WORK 2021/2022:
My newly engaged curiosity in the wonder and complexity of the river and my long held attraction to the dynamic mood of the ocean is the essence of this diverse body of work.
The natural beauty of the Great Ocean Road and the atmospheric allure of Kennet River is once again my focus.

I am very pleased that The Gathering has been selected as a finalist in the Mission to Seafarers Victoria Maritime Art Prize 2023. Judging to take place in late October. As part of the entry I was asked to write fifty words about the painting and this is what I wrote.

A moment of shared experience and sensation amidst the rushing and receding of the encircling shore break. The people are my family, the dog is young and new to the ocean. A commonplace scene but a moment forever etched into our collective memory of the day. The Gathering is inspired by exposure, proximity and familiarity with the wild ocean.

Sculptor and writer Cliff Burtt wrote an essay following a studio visit in November 2022. You can find the essay in publications. HERE

01_the beach
The Beach 
160cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil on Linen
Jump In Rock
183cm (W) x 91cm (H)
oil on linen
gathering_01
The Gathering, finalist in the Mission to Seafarers Victoria Maritime Art Prize 2023. Not Available For Sale
121cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil on Linen
Looking South  -  SOLD
160cm (W) x 100cm (H)
oil on linen
River Mouth -  SOLD
152cm (W) x 91cm (H)
oil on linen
Walking Home
152cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)
oil on linen
Upstream Downstream
183cm (W) x 91cm (H)
oil on linen
Blanket Bay #5
108cm (W) x 122cm (H)
oil on linen
Big Wet #2
122cm (W) x 107cm (H)
oil on linen
Flow #2
122cm (W) x 107cm (H)
oil on linen
10_carisbrook upstream
Carisbrook Upstream -  SOLD
120cm (W) x 80cm (H)
oil on linen
On The Bend -  SOLD
122cm (W) x 108cm (H)
oil on linen
Smythes Creek From The Bridge
91cm (W) x 68cm (H)
oil on linen
22_Up Here
Up Here
120cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Linen
Somewhere South #2
Somewhere South #2
120cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Linen
24_The crossing
The Crossing -  SOLD
120cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Linen
View from The Hut
240cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil on board