Category Archives: seascape

Hamilton Island Exhibition

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Catseye Beach, Hamilotn Island, acrylic, 30x25cm

I’m getting ready for my artist residency and exhibition on Hamilton Island in July. Trying to get lots of new painting done and reworking older pieces . Looking forward to it.


Hamilton Island Gallery

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‘Around the Headland’, acrylic, 30x35cm

Hamilton Island Gallery has just accepted 3 of my works for their gallery… very exciting!
I may even get to do an artist residency there…we’ll have to wait and see. So I have been busy trying to do some more work suitable for Hamilton Island.  I have been there twice before and have heaps of photos, so have to get painting

Surfing Painting

Waiting for a Wave

‘Waiting for a Wave’, acrylic, 30x30cm

I don’t surf but my daughter does and I do know that she spends a deal of time waiting for the right wave. She get in position and sits with the other board riders and watches the coming waves to see if there is one just right for her and hopes to get  the perfect ride. This little painting  is for all those who love surfing .

Sandcastles, Boogie boards and Beach umbrellas

Sandcastles,Boogie boards and Umbrellas

‘Sandcastles, Boogie boards and Beach Umbrellas’, acrylic, 30x30cm

Its Christmas and New Year and with it each year brings family time at the beach. there is fun to be had with the boogie boards in the surf. the kids build sandcastles on the shore and the umbrellas keep us all from getting sunburnt. Precious times and great memories are made as we celebrate together and prepare for the coming year.

Moreton Island

‘Moreton Island’, acrylic, 60x120cm

This paintings brings back some wonderful camping memories .We would camp at Blue Lagoon, fish on the beach , cook over campfires , drive up to this lighthouse and walk along the cliffs looking down at the huge rays in the water below. Moreton is so close to Brisbane city and yet you feel a million miles away…just you , the ocean and its Creator !

Beach Day Series

‘Beach Day with Sails’,acrylic, 30x30cm

Lately I’ve been doing a ‘beach day series’ showing activities we enjoy while at  the beach. Emphasizing the colours of the beach and the simplicity of the shapes  ,I am giving hints to towels on the sand and sailing boats in the water.

Valori Christmas Exhibition

‘Scotts Point’, acrylic, 25x30cm

An exhibition of artwork from 20 established and emerging artists will open Sunday the 18th December at 4pm at Valori  Espresso Lounge and Gallery, Scarborough.  Everyone is welcome.

Rotary Art Spectacular

‘Moreton Island’, acrylic, 60x120cm

The Rotary Art Spectacular is on again this year at the Riverside Centre and is a fabulous display of art from a huge number of artists covering the entire  ground floor of the building. If you are in Brisbane over the next week make sure you head over to the Riverside Centre in Eagle Street and have a look. Opening is tonight (a Gala cocktail opening that costs $50 ) or go any day for free from tomorrow until 15th April .  This is one of three painting I have in this exhibition.

Beach with flotsam

‘Beach with Flotsam’, acrylic & charcoal, 60x60cm

The Brisbane floods caused all sorts of objects to become strewn along the nearby beaches. They were objects that were quite alien to the landscape and I hoped to capture a bit of this strange feeling in this beachscape.

Moffat Beach

‘Moffat Beach’, acrylic, 30x25cm

There is a special place in my heart for Moffat beach. Many happy Christmas holidays have been spent here with my family and one of my favorite galleries  is here, ‘Seaview Artist Gallery’. It is a great location as you can walk south over the headland to Shelly beach which feels almost isolated or walk north around the rocks to Dicky beach for a surf or swim. I don’t think I will ever tire of painting it. To see more beachscapes click here.