Last year I walked around Bundaberg Botanical Gardens and photographed various birds, turtles and lizards, including the Great Egret that inspired this painting.
The Story Behind the Painting Sometimes nature just presents itself to you, as I opened the door of Possum Cottage I saw before me on the stone brick wall a leaf. The leaf had small rain droplets and I thought to myself that this would make a wonderful painting one day, if only I could paint rain droplets. As alway I like to challenge myself and it so happens I have a… Read More
We spent a few hours walking among some stunning ferns before heading into the depths of the dark tunnel only illuminated by my touch and the twins phones.
Whenever I visit my home town of Filey, North Yorkshire England I always like to walk along the cliff tops to Scarborough, this usually takes a few hours with spectacular views the whole way.
Bundaberg’s Alexandra Park Zoo has a small collection local animals and the best part is it’s free to wander around.
As part of my daily routine I walk or ride the 3.6km circuit around the old ammunition bunkers and on this occasion I spotter some hairy caterpillars.
Sneak Peek I was supposed to have this exhibition last year but it became a virtual exhibition online as all the galleries closed down due to Covid. A little disappointing but this gave me another opportunity to create more artworks for my exhibition nine months later. I met up with mum so we could have lunch and take her to the Mary Poppins museum in Maryborough before attending the opening night to… Read More
An example of patterns in rock is at the base of the large termite mound after I added a few lines and cracks I started seeing a bear so I added a nose, arms and some claws.
I was travelling way out west in the far reaches of Queensland when I came across a wonderful free camping spot called Clem Walton Park at Corella Dam, in fact it was so beautiful I stayed for 2.5 weeks
As I made it to cobble landing I couldn’t resist some fish and chips and a waffle as I sat and watched people washing the lifeboat that had returned for a training exercise. After making a pig of myself I then walk along the beach and up the many stairs of Filey Brigg, which brought me back to country carpark then into town and back home.
I have been promising my Aunt Anne a painting of Filey now for a little while but wasn’t quite sure what to paint her and then it came to me.
I was camping at Possum Park, just outside Miles, Queensland for a few nights and the owner fell in love with my art works and couldn’t wait to show me what she had in her converted train carriages.
The painting that almost broke me…
This time I was hoping for a quick watercolour painting and was sadly mistaken, as everything just kept going wrong.
So revisiting Filey beach, North Yorkshire England for a second time this week. I must have walked this beach hundreds of times as a kid and made lots of sandcastle, trenches on the beach
Iv’e always wanted to paint some scenery form my home town, but never seemed to get around too it. A week of Christmas themes and a gift all changed that.
Just as Pete and Cynthia were getting their boat ready for a day of fishing and red clawing at Wuruma Dam boat ramp a pelican came by looking for food.
I must say that this is one of my favourite places in the mountains, and without the crowds like at Lincoln’s Rock. I accidentally found it while checking out the aerial maps to find a good spot to watch the sun set.
I awoke to morning dew on my tent and as I stepped outside under foot and between my toes I could feel the wetness. Mist was floating past my face and being caught in spiderwebs, backlit by golden light of the rising sun.
In September 2020 I visited the Cairns Aquarium so I could photograph some of the larger and more dangerous marine life with getting wet.
Well this is a different kind of a story as I’ve broken my own rules about only using my own photographs. I saw a sea urchin in seaweed on a friends instagram account (Charlottegannet).