I get excited by the huge array of inspiration around me. There are endless ways to express yourself and as such I don’t like to stick to any one style or medium. Currently my preferred mediums to paint with are oils and acrylics.

And my styles vary dramatically...

Seascape

Living on the Surf Coast, we are blessed by our amazing environment. Depending on the weather, the sky and the sea can be so different from one day to the next. I never tire of observing our beautiful beach scenes. I’m constantly taking photos of cloud formations and waves to inspire my paintings.

Landscape

The surf Coast is renowned for being where the bush meets the sea. The amazing gums and bushland make for beautiful walks and another inspirational subject.

Abstract

Sometimes it is really nice to just let go and create with no particular image in mind. This type of artwork can be extremely meditative and is enjoyable way to be creative.

Naive

Although style and life like paintings are popular, naïve art can be bright and funky with a touch more personality. I really enjoy creating these types of paintings and find them quite relaxing to paint.

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Acrylic painting is where it started for me. I enjoy the fact that it is fast drying and water soluble. I love that you can get a range of finishes by mixing acrylics with different mediums.

 

There are so many ways it can be used – inspiration is endless.

I attempted oil painting early on but didn’t connect with this type of medium until more recently.

I actually really enjoy how the oil paint goes onto the canvas. It is so smooth and buttery and can create a little texture.

I love the spontaneous elements of paint pouring. You can start with a concept for a piece of work but then most follow your intuition and the direction the paint wants to go. I mostly use acrylic paint with a pouring medium on canvas or MDF.

Taking creativity to the next level combining a range of different mediums. Its like a party on the canvas.

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A timeless medium with soft, gentle application and flow.

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Great for design and concept as well as fine art. Loved by young an old. A great place to start.