Emergent

Emergent

I’m expanding my art practice to include unplanned paintings. I don’t know what these are going to look like when I begin. I just begin. This is the most successful one to date. Once it was finished it didn’t feel like I had done it. I look at it the...
Mrs D

Mrs D

This painting started off as a little colour study I did one afternoon of my wife, Mege. I did it as a surprise for her birthday.  I should mention that I painted it by sight, meaning I didn’t measure anything from the original reference photographs I used....
Scrutiny

Scrutiny

This painting started with the figure of a woman. Once I had drawn and blocked it in I meditated on what the image of this woman evoked in me. The more I looked at the image, the more I began to wonder if I was looking at the woman from the correct side. Was she...
The allure of shame

The allure of shame

If I look a bit happy beside a painting with the heavy title of, “The allure of shame,” it’s because this painting was a marathon to paint. I took me 13 years!! It began as a simple picture of a woman on a beach which I painted in Brisbane in 2003. I...
Morning Offering

Morning Offering

I’m very happy with the way this painting turned out. There is something transcendent about it. What or who is she offering herself to . . .   Share this:TweetShare on...