When Floods Give you China

On Feburary 28, 2022 the Wilsons River, a normally benign tributary of the Richmond, engulfed Lismore with the sort of ferocity that has not been seen since white settlers began this version of record keeping. Our town is prone to flooding, sitting as it does at the junction of two river systems that drain from…

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Brown Water

For a few days, at the beginning, Girards Hill was an island. We’d had no power for days, so internet/phone was not possible. We knew there’d be a “bit” of cleaning up after the water went down,  so I took my sketchbook to the edges of our island and drew what I saw. I wasn’t…

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Drawing wins Prize

My long term friends and followers know of my commitment to supporting the Aspects Art Show attached to the Goondiwindi P&A Show, held each May. This year I had no major works to send – 2020 being as it was. Instead I decided to send what I had been working on. A piece from my…

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On a clear day you can see forever

Painting in the field is one of life’s great pleasures. I love getting out of the studio into my other studio – the great outdoors. It has it’s challenges, but painting in the field is an important part of being an artist. Even if your paintings aren’t based on plein air painting, being able work outside rounds…

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