I enjoy painting the old Queenslanders, here's another titled "Peewee Homestead". It use to exist 10 minutes out from Boonah on the Ipswich Boonah Road, as I use to drive past it regularly on the way to my favourite bushwalking haunts. Here, the female Peewee is wooing the male [ he's the one with the distinctive white eyebrow ] through the splintered fence, drawing the viewers eye through to the rusted old building slumped in a classic rural Australian landscape.


Having been brought up near the waterfront in the Bayside area, I regularly enjoy painting pelicans. Here's another titled "Calm Mooring". Looking at this painting you can almost feel yourself starting to relax. Enjoy.


Be there with me and watch it come together. Before your very eyes, I produce a striking pastel portrait of one of my favorite Australian birds. A time-lapse video so you can see just how I do it. Contact me if you are interested in this original or similar.


Watercolor Wedge-tail Eagle Head Study. There's a lovely story that goes with this artwork, and that is the juvenile eagle depicted was injured and was taken to Currumbin Bird Sanctuary to be cared for. I then heard sometime later it was going to be released from Canyon Lookout, Springbrook National Park, and thought I'd like to witness that. So after a time of getting up close and personal with this magnificent raptor, it was then very moving to watch it being released and soar into the wild from the lookout. A simple head study but I was delighted when the magazine "Australian Artist" decided to use it as the cover image for an edition where they featured wildlife art. They did a six page article on my art which I may put in a post at a later date.


A landscape painting depicting memories of a magical day spent on Moreton Bay. Perfect glassy water conditions to make the boat journey across to Moreton Island where we climbed the sand dunes to enjoy the view back to the mainland. And as you often see cruising the coastline , a soaring Sea Eagle becomes my focal subject matter.


The subject matter of old houses and wildlife combine for this painting titled "Window Reflections". An old double-hung window with it's galvanised iron window hood that is unique to the Australian weatherboard house. The focal point is the male PeeWee attacking its own reflection [ see detail pic ].

Love the old Queenslanders with the challenge for the artist to convey the effects of time with the cracked timbers and peeling paint. It's during the breeding season that the male PeeWee [ Australian Magpie-Lark ] becomes aggressive and sometimes attacks it's own reflection in windows in an attempt to scare off the apparent intruder.