Friday, September 13, 2019

The Holmes Prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art

For a second time running, I have been honoured to have been selected as a finalist in The Holmes prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art, with my work "Preening Pause", a portrait of a male Australian Wood Duck I met at the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens earlier this year.


The exhibition is currently open until mid October, so if you are near Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Qld, pop in and have a look, there are some stunning artworks on display.

I will be there on Saturday 21st September, with my sketchbook and pencils demonstrating the art of drawing birds, with a few little works for sale.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Latest Works



A selection of a few of my latest works, beaches and birds. Two beautiful things about the area I live in. Next job to get them framed and off to the galleries.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Beach Panoramas

There are so many beautiful beaches near where I live, and despite the area being so built up, there is always a quiet beach spot to be found. These ones are from Maroochy north shore, Mudjimba and Cotton Tree.



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Birding Again

Birds are such wonderful creatures, and capturing their feathers and spirit is a very inspiring pursuit.
These two embroideries I have entered in to the Immanuel Arts Festival, which is on this coming weekend at Immanuel Lutheran College, Maroochydore. If you live close by, well worth paying a visit to appreciate lots of art.

These are probably two of my favourite bird embroideries I have done to date, and will be a little sad to see them go to new homes when they sell.

As well as these two, I have also entered a drawing. This is the first time ever I have entered a drawing in to an art competition, or had up for sale, so it will be interesting to see the response of the viewing public.


Sunday, April 07, 2019

A Little Commission


I was asked to do a commission of a red backed wren and a superb blue wren together, such a nice subject and I very much enjoyed making this little piece. I am sure it's new owner will be very pleased.





Sunday, February 10, 2019

Glasshouse Mountains


The Glasshouse Mountains are a fascinating subject, different angles, different light, always something new to discover with them.  They work so well in panorama format, which is an interesting way to work and lends itself very well to my style of embroidery.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Birds, Birds, Birds




It's been all about birds the last few weeks. All these little artworks are from photos I have taken myself and they all live in my local area. Some birds, like the fairy wrens, are so sweet and little, whilst others are on first glance very plain, but are actually full of their own charm and character.

from top left clockwise: red backed wren; male splendid blue fairy wren; forest kingfisher; female splendid fairy wren.

left: spangled drongo. Top right: white throated honeyeater; bottom right: little black cormorant.