Poppies were the first flowers that I painted, the first being in the mid nineties. I was attracted to the thin crepe like petals and the way they unfurl from their cocoon like buds. Oil on canvas Dimensions 1.5m by 90cm
The Rains come to Scone
About two years ago I went up to Scone to help a friend who was putting his Lucerne processing plant together, Scone is a wonderful part of NSW and the horse capital of Australia.... Scone had just gone through a long period of drought, and I arrived just in time for the much welcomed rain. Oil on canvas 101cm by 101cm
Reduced from $3400 to $2600
The Not So Secret Lives of Hippos
At Taronga zoo
Following up from the early abstract painting Taronga Zoo 2013, the painting depicts a bathing Hippo, in the background the Elephant House (also in the earlier painting), Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. Growing up in Africa, there are several Hippo related stories, including a close call swimming in the Zambezi River near Victoria falls. Oil on canvas Dimensions 50cm by 60cm
Reduced from $960 to $650
A new abstract version of the Chrysanthemum, vibrant and textured.
Oil on Canvas 45cm by 45cm
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White Irises ( a large version,of which now is part of a corporate collection) were the first flowers I attempted painting, The rich yellow background often features in my work, and for me is the the colour of optimism. Oil on Canvas 90cm sq
Farmer Scott - Silos Scone Oz
About two years ago I went up to Scone to help a friend who was putting his Lucerne processing plant together, Scone is a wonderful part of NSW and the horse capital of Australia.... Scone had just gone through a long period of drought, and I arrived just in time for the much welcomed rain.
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The Old Pig Pens. (and abandoned farm machinery, at Scott Mungo farm - Scone NSW)
Several years ago I went up to Scotts farm to give him a hand and stayed up there for about 4 months, Scone had been dry, but the rains came the day after I arrived. The farm has an array of buildings which are no longer in use, we used to go for walks around the property and the one day came across these old buildings that were from a bygone era, Scott told me that the farm had once been a pig farm, perhaps in the 40's or 50's. Old farm machinery is also scattered around the property, although the majority are in one area, like a graveyard, all slowly returning to the earth. Oil on Canvas 45cm by 45cm
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This the second version I have painted of Margaret Olley, one of Australia's most loved artists, a philanthropist and a true character and inspiration, the reason I love painting Margaret is her personality shines through.
Oil on Canvas 45cm by 45cm
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The Dry River Bed (Scone NSW)
The Dry River Bed is one from my own collection and I have had it hanging on the wall for a few years, it is from a series that I painted while staying on a farm (Mungo Scott) in Scone NSW. When I arrived, Scone had been going through a drought, the location of the creek in the painting is at the back of the farm house and borders the Blair Parry-Okeden property, Rockview Station. The rains arrived the following day, and Scone was green once again. The loose broad brushwork takes centre stage in the painting. The painting is framed in a double white bespoke box frame behind glass, a frame that I use on most of my landscape and still life paintings. While the frame isnt new it is in good order. The measurements framed are 45cm sq.
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Catching the last rays
with his buddy
A large elderly man with the company of his bulldog basks in the fading sunlight, the background details are minimal and the sea dark, the image focuses purely on the light and contrast of his sunburned arms and white chest. 26cm by 30cm
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A view out to the Heads - Sydney
Sydney artists are spoilt for choice when it come to landscape. A view looking out over the domain, the Navy base on the right and heads in the distance. A painting largely painted with palette knife and heavily textured. 30cm by 25cm
Reduced from $650 to $460