Private Collections

These paintings are now held in private collections.  Each one has held a special place in my heart, and I have to admit I found it hard sometimes to let some of them go ... until I start the next one of course.

 

Noosa Pandanus

180cm x 45.5cm x 2cm

Acrylic on Canvas.  Painted on the sides. 2017.

A private commission to show the best of Noosa - pandanus, beach and waves, what else could you want.

Rainbow Bay Beach

32cm x 50cm x 2cm

Acrylic on Canvas. White on the sides.

A private commission showing a holiday favourite - Rainbow Bay Beach from the walkway and a lovely spot to rest and watch the beach.  The shadows in this painting of the pandanus and pine makes this one special.

Manta Ray Resting

50cm x 45.5cm x 2cm

Acrylic on Canvas.  White on the sides. 2017.

I love the manta ray in this one as the light refractions glitter and glint in the shallow waters.

Turtle Breath

45.5cm x 45.5cm x 2cm

Acrylic on Canvas.  Final coating pouring medium gel.  Painted on the sides. 2017.

This was one of the hardest paintings to share with someone else.  The reflections you see under the water surface can be the most beautiful combinations of colours and this turtle was a lot of hard work but every stroke made me love it more.   Sold at the Brisbane Royal Exhibition Art Show. 

Pandanus and Rocks

50cm x 50cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas.  White on the sides. 2017.

Probably my fastest painting as it all fell into place very easily.  A rocky beach with a pandanus in the foreground.

Turtle

61cm x 45.5cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas.  Painted on the sides. 2016.

My first turtle glides through the water.  My favourite part is the green and blue, opal looking colours on the shell.

The Watcher

50cm x 91cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas.  Painted on the side.

The watcher patiently awaits its owner in the surf, watching over his safety.

Jacaranda Puddle

60cm x 60cm x 2cm

This painting is inspired by a photo taken by Lou (see her photos on Instagram loveloula).  I love the reflection of the jacaranda in the puddle with the jacaranda flowers floating on top.

Turtle Bubbles

60cm x 50cm x 2cm

Another turtle under the water with his reflection showing on the top of the water.  I feel like the bubbles give it life.

pandanus trunk

Pandanus trunk

60.8cm x 60.8cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas.  White painted on the sides.

This painting changes the focus of the pandanus from the lovely curving leaves to the thick knobbly trunk with a beautiful beach in the background. 

Auntie Helen

Auntie

30.5cm x 41cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas.  Painted on the sides.

My first foray into portraiture was painting my Aunt Helen Heathwood, who we lost to cancer.  I tried to capture her smiling eyes and her special smile.

Lady in the Mist

50cm x 91cm x 2cm

Acrylic on canvas.  White painted on the side.

The lady sneaks into the misted water for a cheeky skinny dip.

Creek Rocks

60.8cm x 60.8cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas.  Paint flows through to the sides.

The clear water creek shows the rocks in the foreground and then we see the water flowing down the creek.

Parrot from Norfolk

30.5cm x 30.5cm x 3.5cm

Acrylic on canvas.  Paint flows through to the sides.

This was a special painting from our trip to Norfolk Island, as one of our travel companions kept wanting to spot one.  So finally I painted one for her.