My work is inspired by the Australian environment, particularly Sydney’s bushland reserves, unique pockets of the original landscape which have survived.
I am drawn to these places which provide a portal into a natural, almost unchanged, timeless world. Observing the shapes, colour, and light, the confluence of land and water, tracks etched by natural forces, traces, and fragments that remain, I record my impressions by sketching or taking photographs. Back in my studio, these evolve into paintings that capture the mood and essence of place and my response to it.
Recently I have also been recording the Sydney suburban landscape – older buildings and small individually owned shops which each have their own character and are rapidly disappearing with advancing development.
I work in acrylic and mixed media on paper and canvas.