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A Golden Moment Regent Bowerbird
This painting was inspired by one of the most beautiful sights I have ever witnessed. I was up very early walking in the rainforest in the Lamington National Park on the SE Queensland border.  It was a perfect morning. The mountains bathed in light in the background, birds singing and leaves glistening. A male Regent Bowerbird flashed across in front of me, the brilliant yellow wings catching the light. He alighted on a branch in front of me briefly before flying off. I remembered this scene vividly and used it to create my painting adding another pair of bowerbirds and painting “Ships Stern” a mountain in the Lamington National Park in the background.
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A Moment In Time Superb Fairy Wren
"This is a painting to remember my sister’s farm at Rolland’s Plain on the NSW Mid-North Coast. An idyllic place and one I miss now, not being able to visit since it’s sale. I painted a scene I saw many a time there, the Superb Fairy Wrens are prolific and always used to gather on the fence line in the long grasses. Not having wrens in my own yard at that time. I would go there and spend hours wandering the paddocks, following the fairy-wrens around to photograph them. This day all I had to do was sit in the long grass and watch a family amuse themselves on a fence together for ages.  This is the scene as I remembered it."
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Afternoon At Minyon Falls Kookaburras
The beautiful Laughing Kookaburra, uniquely Australian and very dear to me and many Aussie’s alike. I have woken to the sound of them every morning for many years, which never fails to delight me. I have painted many of them but it was time to do a major work in oils of them. Afternoon at Minyon Falls is named after a memorable day at the beautiful Minyon Falls on the NSW North Coast. After a ten kilometre walk to the base of the falls and back we finished up the day with a picnic. At the opening of the picnic basket we were suddenly surrounded by eight or so watchful kookaburras, looking out for any signs of a scrap. They stayed there till we departed giving me the wonderful opportunity to photograph and sketch them close-up in the afternoon light. This painting features in the Maxwell and Williams Australian Birds Series 1 release of fine bone mugs and plates as well as coasters and placemats.
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Allure Azure Kingfisher
For me this painting is not only a study of the beautiful and simply stunning Azure Kingfisher but it is also a study in light and colour. My aim was to create depth with colour and tone and a sense of light in the painting. Although simple there is many layers of colour and many hours of work in this painting, it is one of my favourite paintings so far. I have studied and photographed the kingfisher from my mother’s place, she lives on the Hastings river and often I stand on the little wharf and wait, sometimes all you can see is a brilliant flash of blue as they dart under the wharf before resting on a branch overhanging the water to wait and watch quietly for their prey.
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An Aussie Good Morning Magpies
One of the most beautiful sounds is the morning warbling of a magpie. This painting was inspired by the magpies I heard every morning for years on my early morning walks in the beautiful area I lived in, the Byron Bay Hinterland. One day I found an injured baby and took it home to care for it. The nature and the personality is amazing. He pretty much followed me everywhere. Once his insatiable appetite was satisfied he would get as close to me as possible, never wanting to be alone, jumping up on my lap and snuggling in for warmth and comfort. He would stand practicing his warbling for hours, some wonderful and very interesting sounds emanating from him, and very shaky renditions of a developed magpies warbling.
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Colour Carnival Rainbow Lorikeets
I have always loved the personality of the lorikeet, their raucous, noisy behaviour, always interacting with each other, talking, screeching, sometimes arguing, other times delicately preening each other, hanging in acrobatic poses upside down and sideways. I wanted to convey their personality through my painting and that was my primary aim along with colour. Each lorikeet in the painting I gave a distinct personality, I even named them as I was painting them. This group of lorikeets comes from Avoca on the NSW Central Coast. I visit a friend there and delight in the visitors to the balcony that come to feed on the lorikeet mix my friend leaves for them. At times they try to steal from my plate if I am distracted with no fear whatsoever. I have set them on the branches of the bottlebrush, one of the many native flowers that attract them.
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Crimson Rosella Country
Every few months I drive to the spectacular Lamington National Park in South East Queensland. The views on the drive are amazing, seeing far to the west on one side and across the rainforest to the coast on the other. This painting came about from one of these drives. There were countless flashes of crimson as Rosellas flew through the forest on the drive. I drove to O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat and hand feed the Rosellas, their friendly trusting nature allowing them to interact with humans, landing on heads, delighting children and adults alike. The background is a scene not far from O’Reillys looking over the forest towards the coast.
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Day Break Azure Kingfishers
THIS ARTWORK IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. PLEASE REFER TO MY OTHER WORKS.
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Heed The Warning Red Tailed Black Cockatoos
I wanted to create a painting to show the magnificence of both the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo and Mount Warning and the surrounding mountains. My inspiration came from a trip to the Border Ranges and a walk called “The Pinnacle Walk” which takes you to a viewing point that looks across at Mount Warning, far to the valley below and all the way to the coast across the mountains, it is simply spectacular. I imagined when these birds were prolific there, in contrast to their rarity now, and I imagined them taking off from the trees over the valley, flying and screeching, the red tail of the male a contrast against the green and blue. The painting is the largest I have done to give justice to the scene.
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Scarlet Honeyeaters
This painting was done for the Maxwell and Williams “Birds of Australia Range” Series 2. When asked to paint some more works for the new series I was so pleased when Maxwell and Williams went for my suggestion of Scarlet Honeyeaters. At that stage I was delighting to their frequent but fleeting visits to my backyard and was keen to do a study of them. I lived on an acreage at Rosebank on the NSW North Coast for years and recently moved closer to town. I thought I was going to miss the birdlife of the country but was surprised to find that an even greater variety than previous was in my new backyard. Wrens abound, kookaburra, lorikeets, rosellas, corellas, buzzards, cockatoos and silvereye to name a few. This painting is comprised of several of these photos taken in my backyard in the branches of a grevillia.
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Sitting Pretty Superb Fairy Wren
There was a male wren strutting around my garden one day, that inspired me to paint this painting. He was proud and determined and very full of himself, fighting off the other males and sitting pretty, displaying himself to the many females. The Bottlebrushes were in full bloom. I wanted to make the painting simple, highlighting the male and the bottlebrush and keeping the background and colours muted.
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Wattle Time Wrens
“Wattle Time” was inspired by the delightful wrens that live at my place and the wattle that was blooming at the time. The opportunities to photograph and observe the wrens were endless with several males each morning coming to fight with their reflections on my tinted windows with me standing unseen, just there, on the other side with a camera. I just loved working on the tiny little feathers and building the detail, making the birds come out at you and look real and soft and feathery. I have always loved wattle, probably stemming from the wattle at my grandmothers place and this year the blooms were especially striking, a prelude to a summer to come.
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