Teapot

I have used a decorated teapot many times in still life studies. The decal on the side of the teapot has been modified many times to suit the accompanying flowers.

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Farm Yards

Queensland farms with their characteristic sheds, yards and large trees show a different way of life to that of the city. These paintings try to catch the essence of rural life.

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Tithonias

Tithonias are a different plant from common sunflowers, but their bright yellow blossoms look good against a blue background.

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Boats

I have long been interested in sketching and painting all kind of boats, particularly working boats and boats being worked on.

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Log Cabin

Love, persistence skill and care go into the making of Log Cabin quilts, and these still life paintings are an attempt to catch a little of the spirit that is sewn in to these fabrics.

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Cows

Cows are a feature of many Queensland farms. They are easy to sketch and lend a character of their own to paintings of Queensland.

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On the Shelf

In these paintings I celebrate the great needlework skills of the women of earlier generations who have left us many beautiful embroidered cloths. Sadly many of these exquisite works remain unwanted on the shelf.

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Wet Seasons

Paintings of typical wet seasons in regional Australia. Farmers bear the problems caused by the flooding rains, knowing that it heralds good years to come.

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Cup of Gold

The Cup of Gold flower is large, beautiful and poisonous. Visited by bats in the dead of night, it lends mystique and character to a still life painting.

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