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.
‘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.
‘Capri’, acrylic, 60x60cm, 2010
Another painting ready for the exhibition at ‘Rabottinis’ from 24th November to 23rd December called ‘Prelude to Naples’. I have used photos from our latest trip to Italy as inspiration for this lot. This one is from our day trip to Capri , looking up the beach. The thing that strikes you when you go to Capri is the colour of the water.Stunning blues and aquas! See more Italy paintings here.
Exhibition Opening is the 28th November at 4pm but we will also be there for the Scarborough Christmas festival on the 4th Dec 12 -8pm.