Hospital Series

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In 1996 I began to sketch and paint the buildings marked for demolition at the Royal Brisbane Hospital complex. Those buildings were to be removed, making way for the new construction. This was an opportunity to record some important history, … Continued

Black & White – drawings

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There is great pleasure in drawing, whether it be a detailed study or a simple sketch. The very nature of this activity, limited materials and ease of execution, takes much stress out of this kind of work – no concerns … Continued

Oil paintings

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Oil paint is a very versatile medium and can be used to paint absolutely any subject. A brief look back in history is confirmation of this. While I don’t paint certain subjects, I do find many attract my attention, and … Continued

Oil Portraits

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Portrait painting is compelling, fascinating, hard work , but very rewarding when the work is successful. I have had the privilege of painting scores, maybe hundreds of portraits of people from varied backgrounds, and each one has been a new … Continued

Kokoda Series

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This series of paintings developed out of my interest in Australian military history.That interest compelled me to trek Kokoda¬† in 2009 and 2011 to better understand [ if that be possible ] the 1942 campaign,in New Guinea. Australian forces were … Continued

St.John’s Cathedral

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St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane, is situated in Ann St.at the heart of the city. The Foundation stone was laid on 22May, 1901 and over the next 100 plus years, the cathedral was built in stages, and completed in 2006. … Continued

Mixed Media

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The Mixed Media paintings are largely a combination of watercolour and gouache, used in the manner of oil painting. Gouache is in simple terms, opaque watercolour, a little like poster paint. After composing and drawing out, paint is applied in … Continued