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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.


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.

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.

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.

Seaview Gallery

‘Track to the Beach’, acrylic

We have  just had a week  watching the surfers in action at Caloundra. There is a track to the beach and rockpools at the southern end of Moffat beach  where the surfers walk down to catch the waves . I painted this track a while ago and recently added a surfer to this painting. I put it into Seaview Gallery at Moffat beach and someone bought it just before Christmas.  They must love this place as much as I do. To see more of my beachscapes click here.