Private Collections

These paintings are now held in private collections. Each one has held a special place in my heart, and I have to admit I found it hard sometimes to let some of them go … until I start the next one of course.

Noosa Pandanus Painting

Noosa Pandanus

180cm x 45.5cm x 2cm

Acrylic on Canvas. Painted on the sides. 2017.

A private commission to show the best of Noosa – pandanus, beach and waves, what else could you want.

Rainbow Bay Beach Qld Painting

Rainbow Bay Beach

32cm x 50cm x 2cm

Acrylic on Canvas. White on the sides.

A private commission showing a holiday favourite – Rainbow Bay Beach from the walkway and a lovely spot to rest and watch the beach. The shadows in this painting of the pandanus and pine makes this one special.

Turtle Surfacing 2 Acrylic Painting

Turtle Surfacing 2

92cm x 61cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas. Painting continues on the sides. High Gloss finish.

The turtle surfaces for a breath into the bright sunlight, his shell a mass of colours distorted by the water surface. The dark blue sea colours with the bright reflections perfectly complement his shell colours. This has to be one of my personal favourites so far.

This painting won People’s Choice in the Redlands Creative “Show Off Again” Exhibition 2020 at the Redland’s Performing Arts Centre.

Lady in the Mist Acrylic Painting

Lady in the Mist

Lady in the Mist

50cm x 91cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas. White painted on the side.

The lady sneaks into the misted water for a cheeky skinny dip.

Lady in the Mist

50cm x 91cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas. White painted on the side.

The lady sneaks into the misted water for a cheeky skinny dip.

Manta ray resting in the shallows painting

Manta Ray Resting

50cm x 45.5cm x 2cm

Acrylic on Canvas. White on the sides. 2017.

I love the manta ray in this one as the light refractions glitter and glint in the shallow waters.

Turtle Breath Painting

Turtle Breath

45.5cm x 45.5cm x 2cm

Acrylic on Canvas. Final coating pouring medium gel. Painted on the sides. 2017.

This was one of the hardest paintings to share with someone else. The reflections you see under the water surface can be the most beautiful combinations of colours and this turtle was a lot of hard work but every stroke made me love it more. Sold at the Brisbane Royal Exhibition Art Show.

Pandanus and Rocks Painting

Pandanus and Rocks

50cm x 50cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas. White on the sides. 2017.

Probably my fastest painting as it all fell into place very easily. A rocky beach with a pandanus in the foreground.

Turtle Painting

Turtle

61cm x 45.5cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas. Painted on the sides. 2016.

My first turtle glides through the water. My favourite part is the green and blue, opal looking colours on the shell.

Jacaranda Puddle Painting

Jacaranda Puddle

60cm x 60cm x 2cm

This painting is inspired by a photo taken by Lou (see her photos on Instagram loveloula). I love the reflection of the jacaranda in the puddle with the jacaranda flowers floating on top.

Turtle Bubbles Painting

Turtle Bubbles

60cm x 50cm x 2cm

´╗┐Another turtle under the water with his reflection showing on the top of the water. I feel like the bubbles give it life.

Pandanus Trunk Acrylic Painting

Pandanus Trunk

60.8cm x 60.8cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas. White painted on the sides.

This painting changes the focus of the pandanus from the lovely curving leaves to the thick knobbly trunk with a beautiful beach in the background.

Auntie Helen Heathwood Acrylic Painting

Auntie

30.5cm x 41cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas. Painted on the sides.

My first foray into portraiture was painting my Aunt Helen Heathwood, who we lost to cancer. I tried to capture her smiling eyes and her special smile.

Creek and Rocks Acrylic Painting

Creek Rocks

60.8cm x 60.8cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas. Paint flows through to the sides.

The clear water creek shows the rocks in the foreground and then we see the water flowing down the creek.

Parrot on Norfolk Is

Parrot from Norfolk

Parrot from Norfolk

30.5cm x 30.5cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas. Paint flows through to the sides.

This was a special painting from our trip to Norfolk Island, as one of our travel companions kept wanting to spot one. So finally I painted one for her.

Turtle Gliding Acrylic Painting

Turtle Gliding

45.5cm x 61cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas. Painted black on the sides. 2016.

Turtle gliding over the rippled sand in shallow water. Once again I loved doing the colours in the shell but the blue on his front flipper was the addition that made this painting pop to me.

Mud Fun Painting

Mud Fun

41cm x 30.5cm x 4cm

Acrylic on wood. Paint flows around to the sides.

This painting was based on a reference image by EJ Daniels of her son playing at Wynnum. I used my new posterization and tonal process to create this piece and am very happy with the result.

Lainey Loneragan Acrylic Painting

Colour, Colour, Colour

76.5cm x 51cm x 4cm

Acrylic on canvas with pouring medium. Painted around to the sides. 2020.

This painting of Lainey Loneragan was my entry for the Brisbane Portrait Prize in 2020. I wanted to show the colour that Lainey brings and I love the use of the foreground finger to indicate that you also need to behave, which links in with Lainey’s Etiquette and Manners business. It is extremely high gloss with my new technique with the pouring medium and the posterization/tonal process that I have started.

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Commission

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