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2023 Golden Plains Arts Trail

My studio will be open on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May for the 2023 Golden Plains Arts Trail. That’s the small white building on the left. You can see from this photograph why nature plays a large part in my work.

For the Arts Trail weekend, I will be exhibiting a series of abstract landscapes painted in acrylics.

Studio open time is from 10am to 5pm both days.

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Recent Works

Arts Trail Preparation

At the moment, my Golden Plains Arts Trail preparation is ramping up with my own art. Over the last few months I have been working closely with Glynis M Bryden, Barry Wemyss and other members of GP Arts Inc. to organise the Arts Trail. These are voluntary roles, and we have all been trying to…

My First Open Studio

On the first weekend in May, I am having my first open studio. After an absence of 3 years, the Golden Plains Arts Trail is back. I usually participate with other local artists in the Dereel Soldier’s Memorial Hall, but in the intervening years, I’ve built my own art studio. I’m Venue 7 on the…

Scented Sundew design

My new Scented Sundew design is now available in a range of fabrics and , wallpapers, as well as home decor products.

Ant Eye

Arty ants build a nest beneath a fallen branch. Sculpture by nature.

The Shifting Shadow

A shadow is misshapen reality. Elongated or shortened by the angle of the sun, familiar objects appear distorted, muted, hidden. As the sun shifts, so does the shadow, and we see the world anew. Perhaps the colours are brighter than we remember or, lit from a different angle, we see the cracks that had escaped our attention.…

Curves and Cazneaux

Many years ago on a visit to Canberra, I happened across an exhibition of Harold Cazneaux’s photography.

Pen and Paper: The Sensuality of Journaling

Moving house in 2012, I realised just how many journals I had collected over the years. Many of them have only a few handwritten pages – the rest being blank. Very few are almost full. I don’t think I can boast a single completed journal. Yet each time I enter a stationers, or a good…

A photograph of bush-pea flowers, a Victorian wildflower.

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