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
The WARM project knitted landscape is on semi-permanent display in the foyer of Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital. The final result of a year of knitting workshops across Victoria, as well as contributions from international knitting groups. A huge team effort. My original painting was taken as a basis for a number of knitting patterns … More WARM project
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.
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
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
Took a break from an early evening beer to consider just how much beauty and joy can be found in the world. Enjoy it responsibly.