It was rather exciting as I hadn’t seen this type of frog before, even though its a rather common one in Queensland.
Australian magpies are a beautiful, intelligent birds and very fun to watch, but they get a bad reputation around nesting time. This one was photographed at the back of the BBQ area at Possum Park and had no interest in me in the slightest.
A few months ago I joined a Facebook group called Sketching – The Great Outdoors Adventure where adventurers submit photos of themselves in the great outdoors and then artists can choose to paint these photos.
I was walking around Australia Zoo when I spotted this white faced heron looking for some lunch among the water lilies. I managed to get a nice photograph of the heron but decided to use another photo of the lilies with more flowers.
when I started taking these photos I didn’t think that they would end up as one of my best paintings as I was more into making videos at the time.
This is another one from Australia Zoo, the place I go to photograph difficult to find or unusual animals. I didn’t realise that doves came in such bright colours and I would love to find one in the wild on day.
The blue faced honey eater is a wonderful bird that hangs around my cottage every day, all year round. I often see it taking a drink from my bird bath or searching around the bushes for berries.
Well this is one of my favourite birds purely because of there comical antics they get up to if they like you. Be warned however if they take a disliking to you they can be pure evil
Ravi is used to promote my art gallery at Possum Park and I’m quite fond of this little red panda guiding customer down towards the cottage.
Overall I’m very happy with this painting and glad I stopped to take the photo, while walking the Camino. This has now become one of my favourite paintings and possibly future greeting cards as I may not sell the original.
Another painting of Filey, North Yorkshire on the east coast of England, a beautiful seaside town. This time this painting was a gift for my stepmom.
I have always wanted to paint The Keep as it has a prominent feature seen from many angles around Scarborough. On my last trip I was shown a nice vantage point to take some good photos which has now become one of my latest paintings.
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.