Posted on September 6, 2020
Today I took some paintings of Bhutan out of storage. I would have been travelling right now, but instead I am preparing for Noosa Open Studios. If it wasn’t for Covid-19, I wouldn’t be opening my studio space up for people to visit. If wasn’t for the border closures between Queensland and the southern states, I probably wouldn’t be opening up the studio either. Our Covid world seems more uncertain and less predictable, even for the lucky ones like Queenslanders who are in an state with virtually no transmission and where contact tracing is swift and effective.
Every day the relentless statistics that are a shorthand way of describing death, grief and distress flash up on my screen. We all need uplifting diversions at the moment, so it was wonderful to remember those amazing wanderings in the verdent mountains. How lucky I have been. Every experience seems all the more precious. We can all travel visually, through art and photograghy.
Posted on August 9, 2020
Posted on April 28, 2020
Posted on March 15, 2020
I’m developing a new series of artworks using old family photos, collage and photomontage. (Pun intended.) While this work contains much that is personal and meaningful only to me and my family, it is also a commentary on the many roles of women, the changing images of women, the tensions and struggles that women navigate and much more.
The idea arose when I came across some old photos last year and started talking to photographer and friend Craig Holmes. We got together to select photos to reproduce. Craig brought a technical and creative eye to the process of selection. He made digital masters of the selected family photos, some of which were very small, with the oldest taken in the early 1930’s.
A high quality scanner in the hands of a skilled photographer yielded spectacular images. We were both surprised at the amount of detail contained in some of the images that had not been captured when the photos were developed manually.
Posted on February 21, 2020
Posted on December 31, 2019
Posted on July 16, 2019
It’s so long since I’ve worked with oils. For some reason I have the desire to do so again so I bought out an oil painting that had graced the bathroom wall for quite a few years.
That’s the one of the joys of being an artist. You always have work on hand to instantly create a new visual experience, or in this case, revisit an old one. I forgot how much I love the feel and endless subtleties of oil paint. I’m on a roll!
Posted on July 1, 2019
Posted on January 30, 2019