I will never forget my trips to Kangaroo Island. Most were full of joyous expectation so the trip was coloured with delight. The crossing of Backstairs Passage between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw KI takes about 45 minutes and there are times when I have stood on deck for most of this time, just watching the … More Painting water
Here are three paintings from my current exhibition at Western River Cove, Kangaroo Island. Winding down, Western River Cove Along the north coast on the western end of the island, the roads are unsealed. The surface is usually reddish and in wet weather the roadside puddles are bright orange to ochre in colour. The approach … More Kangaroo Island Art Feast
These paintings were going to be called KI Colours (1&2). My vision was of acid green biting into the aquamarine of the sea. The low bushes pinned by the wind to the coastline are shades of warm green with yellowish highlights. I have a strong memory of standing at Remarkable Rocks and seeing orange lichen … More Pennington Bay, Kangaroo Island
Painting…that’s what I’m here for! So I’ve got to get some going again. It feels like ages since I had any flow. The (SALA) open studio door meant only bits n pieces of work going on. Lovely to meet the people but PR is quite difficult for someone who is used to solitary confinement (albeit … More Early retirement? No, just a tea-break.
An exciting week in which the virtual intersected happily with the actual three times! It started on Monday when I received a lovely package of art from my friend PC at little bits of sheffield and steelcitystatic. Wonderful images of street art around Sheffield (and from the Peak district). Many seen on-screen, now held in … More three virtual friendships
More film of Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s special places. shhh! it’s a secret.
A long way from home on a farm with lots of rain, some sheep, kangaroos and a brother (not necessarily in that order) might sound a bit bleak. I am milking it a bit. It’s not all bad! See Kangaroo Island country comfort (below). But late on Thursday night before the power failed I had … More The ABC of blogging (Award)!
Escape to an island gives the impression that you’ve left all your worries behind. I hear that people fly virtually direct from NYC to Kangaroo Island for a few days of absolute peace in the wilderness. Life certainly looks worry-free at the luxury resort nestled into the rocky escarpment on the south coast. The journey there … More Kangaroo Island – an artist’s paradise