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
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.
A few months ago I photographed this kingfisher at Mon Repos beach Queensland, in the afternoon setting sun. Since I was in an open area it was a little more difficult to photograph this shy bird and I mush have walked a few kms.
It’s also a good time to put away my washing, people are curious as they seeing you painting and its not a good look if they almost get hit in the face with your drying underwear. It sends the unprofessional vibe but its also funny has hell.
Unfortunately my real exhibition at Gatakers Artspace was cancelled due to Covid19, so I have created a short video so you can now view my artworks virtually from the comfort of your own home.
The weather was very windy which made painting outdoors quite difficult and people loved to stop by and have a chat, which I really enjoyed.
Well these three finches were certainly spread over Australia and photographed over a span of 4years of traveling and camping holidays.
The bower bird builds its nest out of twigs and collects anything it can find that has shades of blue.
The red backed wren was photographed at Australia Zoo last year when I was walking around Bindi Island.
Watching the bushfire concert and deciding to paint a burnt tree stump gave me the idea to name this painting the Bushfire Galah.
This beautiful specimen of a bird was perched on the branch looking rather fluffy having just had a bath in the nearby creek.
Sorry, had to pause for a spider walking across my laptop, blogging outdoors certainly has its drawbacks that’s for sure.
The one guy I liked was a single penguin stood on the side of the pool, who looked like he was in a daydream of far off lands.
My Aunt was visiting so we decide to have a look for turtle tracks on the beach. We soon found plenty of tracks on the beach from the night before, so we knew it was a successful hatching night.
Just after I photographed this wombat at Australia Zoo, he came racing down the hill to a gate. I thought he was going to be fed by his speed, to my surprise he was going for a walk, so I managed to get a much closer encounter than I was expecting.
While I was camping at Biloela, I was busily setting up my swag tent and hammering in the tent pegs, when I spotted some movement in the field next to me.
I’ve been wanting to paint a cassowary for a while now, but sticking to my rule of only painting from my own photographs, this was a little difficult.
I must have followed this guy around the creek for a good 10mins trying to get some nice shots.
I could not believe how colourful the rainbow bee-eater was, I was mesmerised by it darting around me.
Corella dam was full of wildlife and I must have photographed around 20 different types of birds in that two weeks I camped there.