Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Artworx Gallery - Goolwa, South Australia

Of course this is not one of my latest paintings, but you can see my work at Artworx Gallery and Gifts, 10-12 Hays Street, Goolwa, South Australia.
Owned and created by Wendy and Stephen Middleton, the Gallery is a wonderful mixture of paintings, sculpture and jewellery. Some of South Australia's premier artists show here including Tom O'Callaghan, argueably one of Australia's, if not the world's leading landscape painters and, he shows exclusively here at Artworx.
Last year Channel 7's life-style program aired a segment on the gallery and I invite you to look at the short clip and hope that it encourages you to drop in on this amazing art space.

It is worth the trip to Goolwa just to see it alone!
Last Wave - Acrylic on canvas - Available at Artworx Gallery and Gifts
Artworx Gallery and Gifts

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Town Hall rain

Adelaide Town hall in South Australia is the cities most beautiful spot in the rain.
Town Hall Rain - acrylic on linen - 55x55cm
Available at the Cathedral Art Show

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rain at the Show

I work very near the showgrounds at Wayville. The Friday to start the Royal Adelaide Show was a wet one, so I ventured out to the main gates with my camera and brollie. People were scurrying in and out of the gates with earnest looks on their faces. Still, the show must go on - and it did!
Rain at the Show - Acrylic on linen - 55x55cm
Available at the Cathedral Art Show

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Qantas overland

One of the first of a new series of aerial paintings. Inspired by Qantas flights across the amazing Australian landscape. Below is a verse I penned a few years ago that was inspired by the same scenes.
The Qantas Overland - acrylic on canvas - 150x90cm
Available at the Cathedral Art Show - Oct 2010

The Qantas Overland
I sipped my bottled water
And peered the depths below.
How big is this enormous land
With its dry and brazen glow?

Who carved that track - plumbline-straight
That feels toward the sea?
And every squared-off farming plot
As far as eyes can see?

Shadows made by fluffy whites
Vaunt their rainless form.
And skim across unborn crops
With hope of rain forlorn.

But there amid the burnished red,
In shades of silver-green.
A snaking line drawn in the dust
Is filled with liquid sheen.

A slender thread filled with life
An umbilical of sorts.
That feeds the roots of fruit and vine
And hedonist resorts.

It winds its way to the sea at last
To the Mouth east of the bluff.
A mouth that 's never ever filled
And filled not near enough.

Then as the plains turn into hills
And hills to roofs of tin.
I swigged my bottled water down
And thought on where I'd been.

Roads and crops and burning scrub
And serpent river bends.
Australia - our home - our life
And where our heart attends.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Yachts in a storm

This painting has developed from one that just depicted a storm over wetlands, to a beach scene with yachts.
Based loosely on the beach at Largs where many a yacht has cast off into the sea.
The painting is available at the Cathedral Art Show that runs from Oct 9 - 16.
Yachts in a storm - Acrylic on linen - 120x90cm

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Semaphore wins at Gawler

I felt honoured today by being awarded the best in show (my painting, not me) at the Gawler Art Award.
Quite a number of my Semaphore paintings have won awards over the last 6 years.
Thanks Semaphore!