The Artwork I produced during my artist residency went on display at a huge art show on the Promenade de Anglais in Nice, France from the 7th to the 9th June . The invite pictured here shows the promenade . I stayed in a unit on this very promenade during my stay and would walk along it each balmy evening. Many wonderful memories thanks to Galleria Monteoliveto with whom I did the residency.
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.
‘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
Villefranche sur mer,acrylic,30x30cm
When I was going to France it was recommended that I visit this place on the southern coast of France. A very quaint little village where we tried the local food ‘socce’ and where we found an amazing street underground. We wandered along the waterfront with all its cafes and then up through the streets to the church.A paintings is always more meaningful if it is steeped with memories.
the underground street
‘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’, 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.
‘Lavender Field, France’, acrylic, 30x30cm
Someone once said that I must love purple as I use it a lot in paintings. In fact my favorite colour growing up was green but that has changed to blue since green is such a problem to paint with. Here is another painting to prove that purple must be a close second favorite . It can be seen at the Christmas Exhibition at Valori Expresso Lounge and Gallery .It opens Sunday 2nd December at 3pm and continues for the month of December. Everyone is welcome.