Just back from a few days hiking and sketching in the Southern Grampians. Hiked up Chimney Pots, which is one of my favourite day walks in this region, and then a pleasant stroll in good weather up Mount Sturgeon just outside Dunkeld. These sketches were made on an iPad Pro and iPencil combo with ProCreate. … More Grampians Sketches
I have a new dog who likes a lot of walking so I’ve been out in the bush over the winter enjoying the rain and the rich colours in the forest around Ballarat. I’ve collected together some of the sketches from the past few months onto this page. For anyone who’s interested they were made … More Sketches
It’s been a long winter, but the benefits are that our dams and creeks are full for the first time in quite a few years. Despite the cold and wet, and the clouds of bloodthirsty mosquitoes, I haven’t stopped bushwalking. To be honest, I prefer the cold wet weather to the prospect of bushfires, so … More Winter Tracks
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.
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
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
Always a pleasure to hike up Boronia Peak. Even when the weather is excitable. This particular day was a mix of sun and rain, moving at speed from the west. Reminded me slightly of Scotland and for the first time I could nearly see why Major Mitchell named them after the Scottish hills they look … More Squall on Boronia Peak