eastern yellow robin

Dazzling Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) Size 12 cm x 14 cm Mixed media on Arches paper SOLD This painting formed part of a set of three Australian robins. Inspired by birdwatching while camping in the Watagans National Park, New South Wales.    Read more

pink robin

Splendid Pink Robin (Petroica rodinogaster) Size 13.5 cm x 11.5 cm Mixed media on Arches paper Private commission – SOLD This painting formed part of a set of three Australian robins.    Read more

red-capped robin

Radiant Red-Capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii) Size 12 cm x 14 cm Mixed media on Arches paper SOLD This painting formed part of a set of three Australian robins.    Read more

black-winged kite

To Observe with a Steady Gaze Black-Winged Kite (Petroica rodinogaster) Size 25.5 cm x 30.5 cm (10 in x 12 in) Oil on raw linen, stretched, unframed SOLD This painting was inspired by several Black-Winged Kites that I observed hunting along the Sturt Highway, Hay Plain. Their crimson gaze is striking and direct, and their habit is restless though watchful, despite the gusting wind and dust swirling incessantly. Raw linen has a strong natural texture and linear fibres that I feel enhances the incredible sense of purpose emanating fromRead more

laughing kookaburra

Peaceful to Behold Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) Size 14 cm x 16 cm Acrylic on Arches paper SOLD Background references for this painting were completed while camping in Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales. While I grew up listening to the raucous calls of the Blue-Winged Kookaburras in the Northern Territory, I have gradually developed an affection for the renowned laughter of their southern cousins.    Read more

budgerigars

Shy Approach Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) Size 24.5 cm x 34.6 cm Acrylic on Arches paper SOLD This painting was inspired by numerous expeditions on Stuart Highway between Darwin and Adelaide. The sky is vast, the heat interminable and the desert seems hostile to life and yet these birds thrive. On one memorable occasion, a flock of budgerigars settled into a tree near my position in the shade. Immediately, they proved impossible to discern within the rippling light and shadow of dense foliage, despite their incessant vocalisations. IRead more

red-rumped parrots

Love on the Line Red-Rumped Parrots (Psephotus haematonotus) Size 61 cm x 30.5 cm Oil on canvas board SOLD Birds on wire is a recurring theme in my work. The challenge of creating a truthful portrayal of the gnarled surface of old fenceposts, oxidisation of wire and delicate plumage brings great satisfaction, not least because I draw upon the remembered sensory experience of each texture. Also, I find the contrast between human-made forms and natural forms is very appealing in an artistic sense. IRead more