Honeymoon Bay II

Another painting from the Point Hicks area of Croajingolong National Park. Low tide and unusually calm seas meant I could get along the coast to sketch these huge granite boulders, smoothed by thousands of years of storms and covered in vivid red algae.

Honeymoon Bay

Safely back in the studio after a few days at Point Hicks Lighthouse. Blessed with some good weather, I managed to make some sketches of the rocky granite coastline. This is the first painting to come out of those sketches. Pretty happy with how it turned out, and a wee nod to Samuel Peploe too. … More Honeymoon Bay

4×4

If you can’t kick it you can’t count it and if you can’t count it it don’t count. It’s easy to view the environment solely as a set of resources. Indeed, throughout our history that has been the dominant way of looking at the world. Potential mineral deposits, food sources and building materials were catalogued and fought … More 4×4

Sri Lanka sketchbook

Sketches from a visit to Sri Lanka in 2015. All made with Procreate on an iPhone 6 or iPad Pro. I had hoped to do more with them but as the memories recede, other work becomes more compelling so they sit here as a souvenir. Love Lanka. ශ්රී ලංකාවට මෑතක සිට , ගමන්මාර්ග இலங்கைக்கு அண்மையில் … More Sri Lanka sketchbook

WARM project

I’ve been busy on a couple of large paintings for an art and environment project. The project launched officially this week so I can put up some images here. The project takes as its starting point a conversation with a sheep farmer in the western district where we talked about how many people today, when they … More WARM project

Back Yard Boogaloo

I loved the combination of plants at Lavandula lavender farm which I painted back in 2014. I must do the same thing in my back yard, I thought and, two years later, here we are under the plum tree. I was going to title it “Nigella, Nasturtium, Nasturtium, Rose” after that glowing Singer Sargent painting … More Back Yard Boogaloo