Painting and drawing objects which have a connection to a family story and a person; click on the link to see the progress of the artwork. Treasured;

The 2019 drought was long; while my emotional response to the drought was strong I re-worked old drought paintings to a new darkness reflecting the outside environment. Rain fell in February 2020

2024 – After years of more rain, with the paddocks not being grazed, getting slashed a couple of times and hand weeding the grassland is back again. An environmental consultant inspected the property and agreed the grassland is healthy and has many vulnerable and threatened species thriving.

click on link to see 2019 & 2020 Landscapes . . . to 2024 & recovery


The series of work “Silk” reflected on living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

“Silk” was first exhibited in 2002 at the Toowoomba Regional Gallery then accepted by Queensland Arts Council as a touring exhibition, 2006-2007. Moranbah, Julie Creek, Yeppon, Cloncurry, Bowen, Mungindi, Texas, Gympie, Biloela, Tully.

Click on link to see more of Silk;

click on link to see
different techniques, subjects and medium.

  • Dry Paddocks 1998 – Watercolour

From 1991 after I had settled into the studio outside Toowoomba, I have painted the Darling Downs landscape, its changing  patterns and colours of the different seasons.

Balonne River Gallery, Surat. June 2002
Dalby Regional Gallery. April 2001
Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane. August 2000

A Landscape of Drought 
Bauhaus Art Gallery, Brisbane 1995
Dalby Regional Gallery May 2001

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The assemblages above is part of a series which was created to tell the story of the removal of my family beach house (built by my great uncle) from Southport to become my studio outside Toowoomba.
The artwork was accepted as part of the touring exhibition “Waste Not: Post-packed”, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
(toured Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Mackay, Thuringowa, Gladstone, Logan and Sydney, 1995-96)


Top left: Brisbane expressway 1987 – Gouache
Acquired at Suncorp Art Awards, 1987 for the Suncorp Art Collection
Top right: Expo 1988 – Gouache
Bottom left: Windy City 1989 Oil paint & collage on paper
Bottom right: Brisbane 1988 Gouche

Toowoomba Australia