The four photos below are from a exhibition called 'Flesh' at eye2eye Gallery Adelaide 2009. Jill Gregurke curated the show and encouraged me to include men in the series. I had problems in life drawing class in the past getting men's angles right, add a bit too much tone and a chest turns into boobs. Women's bodies are easy, curvy and charcoal love each other. But I took on the challenge and found some amazing male specimens. I used acrylic paint, charcoal and soft pastel on board 70 x 100 cm.
In 2005 I was asked to participate in the Leafy Sea Dragon Festival at Yankalilla, on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. It began as a festival of the environment, arts and culture of the Yankalilla area, and to celebrate the leafy sea dragon and raise awareness of its significance as South Australia's official sea emblem. The festival has continued on a biannual basis and will be on again around April 2013. My love of this special creature has continued and I'm still working on images of these amazing little guys.
|Ink on Paper 60 x 70 cm|
|Acrylic, charcoal & ink on board 92 x122 cm|
|acrylic, charcoal & ink on board 70 x 100 cm|
|Pretty Little Things I, II & III Gallery M|
The latest work has been a series called "Pretty Little Things' that I started painting since moving to Darwin two years ago. These gorgeous little birds, Double Barred Finches, live and nest in my garden. I am just so enchanted by these wonderful birds and have a ton of photos to prove it. The first three went into an exhibition 'Diver-City' Gallery M, 2010, they now live in Canberra and I did four more for "Bird' Red Poles Gallery, 2011. There is so many layers of paint on these guys.
The little cages below 'Mew' were also made for the 'Diver-City' show with several finding new homes.
|Pretty Little Thing VI acrylic and oil on canvas 70 x 100 cm|