Good old gum trees

There are more than 400 species of eucalyptus. They are ubiquitous in the ‘classical’ genre of Australian landscape painting. South Australian artist Hans Heysen was the master painter of these majestic trees. Reproductions of his paintings were in every primary school, along with the portrait of the Queen. Hans Heysen images The gum tree is … More Good old gum trees

Painting water

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

Saltwater series 2. The bigger the better?

Here are some images of larger works from the exhibition at Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, Adelaide South Australia. You might be familiar with these. There are some photographs needed of paintings I ‘tweaked’ the day before delivering them to the gallery. Perhaps it might be worth a before-and-after series. (Was I wasting my time)? … More Saltwater series 2. The bigger the better?

Saving Our Gulf

About 60 people attended the opening of The Save Our Gulf Coalition 2013 Exhibition at the Arts Centre at Port Noarlunga on Friday evening. (That’s Gulf St Vincent between the Fleurieu and York Peninsulas in South Australia). It was not the usual opening. After doing the visual and social rounds balancing large and luscious slices … More Saving Our Gulf