Mak’Merry

I borrowed a design from Scotland and have used it in some of my still life paintings. It conveys, happiness, homeliness, celebration and joy. We could all do with more of that!

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Tropical Pool

On coming to Queensland my imagination was fired by my first visits to the rainforest and I painted many scenes with imaginary rainforest pools.

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Blue and White China

Blue and white ceramics have been popular in many countries over hundreds of years and they make great subject matter for still life painting.

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Rose Apple

The Rose Apple tree grows in the warmer parts of Australia and produces beautiful flowers and fruit – great as a still life painting subject.

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Pergolas

The tropical climate of Queensland lends itself to outdoor living. Entertaining in the pergola as shown in the attached paintings is a large part of Queensland life.

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Chinese Ginger Jar

I started seriously painting still life after the gift of an old Chinese ginger jar. The marks the potter made long ago contrast with the brief life of the flowers in a still life painting.

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Sunny Veranda

The wide, sunny, Queensland veranda is one of the treasures of living in this state. The sunny verandas make a perfect with our warm winters. A cane chair, a cushion and a book complete the scene!

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