On coming to Queensland my imagination was fired by my first visits to the rainforest and I painted many scenes with imaginary rainforest pools.
The Rose Apple tree grows in the warmer parts of Australia and produces beautiful flowers and fruit – great as a still life painting subject.
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.
Fishing at dawn on Fraser Island is an exciting Queensland experience, albeit also a wet and a freezing one.
Sunlight streams into this veranda past the lush foliage outside. The table is set for afternoon tea.
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!
A series of photographs reveal the stages of a nasturtium painting on its journey to completion.
The Brisbane agricultural show is an old and well loved Queensland institution known locally as the Ekka. The quieter parts of the show provide good material for paintings.
Bright mandarins smoulder against a deep blue background. This deep tonal contrast is a feature often seen in my still life paintings.
Many old Queensland gardens grew sweet-tasting papaw. The best plants were nursed into extreme old age with much care and love because the sweet fruit they produced were worth the effort.