Little things

“Little things console us because little things afflict us.” – Blaise Pascal, Pensées I have always painted small. This is partly because I have never had much space to work in – my studio currently consists of two square metres in the corner...

Daisies in Celadon

Thou liv’st with less ambitious aim, Yet hast not gone without thy fame; Thou art indeed by many a claim The Poet’s darling. -William Wordsworth, To the Daisy Ginger coloured daisies from the local market, painted for an Aunt who does not know it yet. This...

Roses in Progress

Underpaintings…how I miss them when they’re gone.   The awkward, in-between stage:   The days are getting shorter here in the Southern Hemisphere – before I knew it the morning sun was gone. So painting was suspended due to shifting light,...

Green Glass

This unopened bottle of creme de menthe was discovered during a recent house move. Its green glass was a challenge – you don’t generally see greens this intense in the Australian bush, so getting there required all sorts of experimentation with my...

Thistles and Anemones

Thistle and Anemone was painted over several months this year, and recently sold at the All Saints Anglican Church Floral Display and Art Show. It was a lovely show to be a part of, involving both local artists and floral designers.