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.
The Pademelons face started looking like a fox, I was about ready to give up
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.
Back in August 2015 I traveled to Canada with my sister for 3 weeks. We had just hiked to the top of a hill and were looking back down to Lake Louise at the Fairmont resort
Yes I love my birds and I remember watching them in our back yard as a kid, when I used to live in England.
Corella dam was full of wildlife and I must have photographed around 20 different types of birds in that two weeks I camped there.
This little bird I found flying around my campsite and hopping from post to post catching little bugs. I’ve now painted a Red Robin from the UK and this time on the other side of the world the Australian Yellow Robin.
August 2019 I went to Australia Zoo for my birthday and little did I know at the time that this become a source for my first few paintings.
This painting is of a Grey Squirrel is from one of my photographs I shot in 2018 while visiting my home town Filey, North Yorkshire, England. You can spot them running up and down trees in and around Glen Gardens, one of our local parks.
While I was setting up my tent and cooking equipment I got a rather large visitor stop by, an emu.
I hold Scarborough lighthouse dear to my heart, so I don’t think that I would ever sell this one as I like it too much. I am however thinking of making prints of it at some stage.
As I traveled the world looking for happiness, I entered the Rembrandt museum in Amsterdam and purchased an artists palette