sand dunes

Coffin Bay National Park
walking in dunes

Getting up close and personal with subjects is both inspirational and instructional.

So that when I need to paint native plants that thrive in a dune environment, I have sensory memories to recall their colour, texture, the way they move in the breeze, how the sand shifts around their stems.

Even if these plants form just a tiny part of the painting’s composition, I can portray them with more authenticity. The paint and brush strokes are imbued not just with an idea of the plant but a memory.

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