Sunday, October 12, 2014


a few adjustments to this painting over the weekend

'storm brewing '

acrylic on canvas
95 x 65 cm

Saturday, October 11, 2014



i read somewhere that a a 2 degree increase in global temperatures could push us past the point of no return. 

'tipping point'

acrylic on canvas 




50 x 60 cm

Sunday, October 5, 2014








Took a trip into the city recently and at the last minute , made the spontaneous decision to stop off at the Southern Cross Station and take in the sights of the Polly Woodside and surrounding docklands. Well, all I had was a biro, but I took the opportunity anyway to sketch this beautiful piece of maritime history. Later on in the day, touched up the drawings with watercolour.

Thursday, September 4, 2014



Painting, seeing what surfaces and once again , I'm painting the sea. ...
An imaginary watercolor sketch





Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014










Been painting today. .... with my hands as tools on paper. I have a roll of cheap paper that measures over a metre wide so I just spread it out on the floor and painted using my hands as my tools. This technique frees gives me freedom and I am able to create a myriad of varying effects. The painting is an extension on my other white cloud series , but with a sombre note this time.
No longer a pure white cloud, but rather a dark and polluted cloud. The dark cloud of human 'progress'.



sketch on the same theme. 

Monday, March 17, 2014








During a  recent wander around the forests of Olinda I spotted this little bird on various occasions, flitting about here and there in the lower forest storey - it's voice , a recognizable, high pitched 'chit'chit'chit. 
An elusive little bird, it was difficult for me to observe it close up, only identifying it as an Eastern Yellow Robin by it's yellow breast, size, habitat and characteristic voice.
Such was my curiosity, I felt inspired to create this lovely little bird with paper, watercolors and some pliable wire for the feet which can be adjusted to any position. This little bird, as with my others, took me many  hours to create, but it is time well spent!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014



Finished painting of the beautiful Bushrangers Bay at Cape Schanck. 
Acrylic on board
90 x 60 cm

Thursday, February 13, 2014





Have started a painting of Cape Schanck, a most beautiful part of Victoria and one that I haven't visited for some time. Home of the Great Southern Right Whale that we were most fortunate to see the last time we visited, the cape holds fond memories for me. Getting familiar with the scene,  a rough start this morning using acrylic paints.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

'Ivory Madonna dying in the dust,
waiting for the manna to come in from the west'


The goddess crying for mankind and what they have become.
My interpretation of the song Food For Thought by UB40.

Monday, December 30, 2013

The old bungalow out the back




The weather is perfect  so I have taken the opportunity to sit outside and paint a few 
studies of the old out - house in our back yard. The yellow daisy's are popping up their bright sunny faces all over the lawn and the native birds are frequenting the bird table- meanwhile I sit and paint at the table under the shade cloth, the only nuisance being the occasional mosquito.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


 'four masts'
acrylic on recycled timber palings


scorching heat calls for a languid afternoon, watching as the sun sets, casting soft light on my immediate surroundings.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013






Rhythms in pencil. 
From my sketchbook today. 

Friday, November 8, 2013




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My second attempt at a papier mache sea bird - 
an improvement on my first. 

Banded Stilt - Cladorhynchus leucocephalus


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

sketches in pencil



' while sea birds sing
musical ripples of silver, turquoise and blue
  meander gently ' 













Monday, November 4, 2013

Silver Gull in paper mache






Working with the book 'The Field Guide to Birds of Australia' as reference,
a recent model of a Silver Gull. This one stands approx. 17 cm high.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


From a black and white photograph by Frank Hurley, today I made my own colorized version in pen and water color. The image depicts The Endurance in harbour at South Georgia Island. Original photograph taken atop Mount Ducefell. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Recent watercolors


Cape Wild, on a good day no doubt.

The antarctic continent  both mesmerizes and fascinates me -
therefore am glad to have the net to draw inspiration from when I can't visit first hand.





And some sketches closer to home.




My beautiful Camille by the sea.



More watercolors from a recent trip to historic Williamstown.....




Point Gellibrand Heritage Park .

And on location below -










Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sailing far far away....








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.....in my little ship, the Everon.

A recent creation in paper mache and fabric remnants.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


recent charcoal study in front of mirror.



Monday, August 5, 2013

pure skies. going, going, gone.





My love of nature is more than that of civilization, of wish i need to escape.

So making use of some smaller canvases that I've had laying around for a while,
and going into the studio , I escape into pristine blue skies - a feeling of space being the main objective . Fooling myself that those skies I see are indeed 'pure'. Is there any place left on the earth that can claim that title?


The human race is but one huge polluting and devouring monster. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

From the depths.....

Four panels of late, painted on reclaimed board.
Keeping it simple, bold and strong. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stormy mind scape.....



I enjoy painting both realistically and abstracting reality too. The purpose of this painting , really though, was for something to display in my home and transport me away from the burbs....
and without a car, ( well I am proud to be non car dependent) it's seldom that I am fortunate enough to visit the seaside , let alone paint it, in its many moods.....therefore, I have to rely on my imagination.

'raging with anger above
 silent waters run,
dark and deep below'



'Stormy Mind Scape'
acrylic on canvas
150 x 100 cm