Lying in the hammock in my cousin's garden in Queensland. Eyes half closed. I watch the light jump through the leaves of the golden palms around the pool  and hear the kids' mega splashes as they jump in.  Someone from my family is making a coffee, chatting and laughing.  Add the sounds of the birds and the breeze and I was in heaven.

I spent three wonderful weeks in Australia in December 2019 with my sons, staying with my beautiful family at their home. These stunning and slender palms line the pool and divide the garden from the park behind where so many tropical birds live. 

The clean light darts through leaves as they move in the  breeze, shooting golds and greens and blues and pinks at you. 

 

I made some sketches in that hammock and took a ton of photos which I work from in my studio.

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HAMMOCK I

The  first paintings of a new series exploring the beauty of Golden Palms. 

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HAMMOCK II

Worked on board with inks, wax and oils.

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AFTER THE RAIN

This painting has found a new home but I am working on new  a series of Golden Palm paintings.

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HAMMOCK III

As I explored the new subject matter and played around with techniques the paintings have become less literal and more expressive. Hammock III is the one  on the right in the middle.

This painting has found a new home but I am working on new  a series of Golden Palm paintings.

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ALMOST PARADISE 1

Continuing on the Golden palm theme

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ALMOST PARADISE 2

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HAMMOCK I

The  first paintings of a new series exploring the beauty of Golden Palms.  I spent three wonderful weeks in Australia in December 2019, staying with my family at their home. These stunning and slender palms line the pool and divide the garden from the park behind where so many tropical birds live.  The clean light darts through leaves as they move in the  breeze, shooting golds and greens and blues and pinks at you.  Add the sounds and  it was impossible not to be mesmerised.

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AFTER THE RAIN

Lying in the hammock in my cousin's garden in Queensland. Eyes half closed. I watch the light jump through the leaves of the golden palms around the pool  and hear the kids' mega splashes as they jump in.  Someone from my family is making a coffee, laughing . Heaven.

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HAMMOCK II

The  first paintings of a new series exploring the beauty of Golden Palms.  I spent three wonderful weeks in Australia in December 2019, staying with my family at their home. These stunning and slender palms line the pool and divide the garden from the park behind where so many tropical birds live.  The clean light darts through leaves as they move in the  breeze, shooting golds and greens and blues and pinks at you.  Add the sounds and  it was impossible not to be mesmerised.

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MILES AWAY

My lockdown painting ... though it has been on and off my easel for a few months. Then, after a couple of months away from the studio, I went in and this was resolved. Its all about the green, the lush spring we had, and how sunlight makes lots of things better. 

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WATER

RUMINATION

Painted after a visit to Monet's wonderful garden in Giveney, this painting is from a photo I took of a quiet corner of the ponds. I was intrigued by the shadows and reflections and wanted to get lost in trying to work out how to depict this in paint.

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cala formentor i

One of a pair of  experimental studies in oil, ink and encaustic (wax) responding to light and reflection on the rock on the Mallorcan beach.  It is framed in a wide off-white wood frame.

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REFLECTION I

One of three small experimental studies in oil, ink, graphite and encaustic (wax) responding to light and reflection on lake water. The wax  gives the pieces translucency and texture which adds depth to the painting. It is framed in a wide off-white wood frame.

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LA BADIA

The big sister of Cala Formentor I and II,  this painting is an abstract colour study inspired by the clear blue water and glistening rocks on Mallorca's north west peninsular. I used ink, wax and oil paint  to build texture and create areas of both translucency and depth. 

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cala formentor II

One of a pair of  experimental studies in oil, ink and encaustic (wax) responding to light and reflection on the rock on the Mallorcan beach.  It is framed in a wide off-white wood frame.

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REFLECTION II

One of three small experimental studies in oil, ink, graphite and encaustic (wax) responding to light and reflection on lake water. The wax  gives the pieces translucency and texture which adds depth to the painting. It is framed in a wide off-white wood frame.

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