Sunday, December 27, 2009

" Ruby" NFS

Acrylic on Canvas
40cm x 50cm
finished with a matt varnish ( unframed )
Well, I did sneak another painting in before the end of 2009 after all! I was stuck for something to continue with over the Christmas break so I asked a friend of mine whether I could try to paint her daughter, Ruby. She has the most beautiful red hair! Ruby's mum graciously allowed me to borrow a picture and so here it is!
Happy New Year to everyone and wish me luck for 2010 - I intend to keep painting and hopefully sell some as well! We live in hope!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Merry Christmas from the black dog!

Blessings to you all and here's hoping that you have an enjoyable Christmas and New Year!
And in those famous words of a very relevent character in our history...."I'll be back!"

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hot off the Easel - Equus Series Continued

Another one in my series - trying more new colour combinations. I think this works well.
This is probably my last art piece for the year - but I will hot at it again in 2010!
but......then...there are still two weeks left in this year I COULD still squeeze one more in.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hot off the Easel - Equus Series Continued ..

This is my third painting in three weeks. I am a woman possessed.
I am still doing my horse series...I love the rich colours in this one.I am continuing with mixing bolders colours and blending - deep, deep backgrounds to create atmosphere.Hope you like!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hot off the Easel - Equus Series Continued

I'm still into the whole horse theme. Still getting some ideas from images. Still wanting to refine techniques. I enjoy the whole central figure and limiting the background thing...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hot off the Easel - Equus Series Continued...

This was an experiment - but I truely love it!
I am slowly finding my feet and moving away from a strict photo realistic style and trying to develop something slightly different,something that is me....its a fascinating and daunting process.My series with the horse continues, I already have another one started...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Another in the Equus series - For sale

30cm x 40 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Another in my latest series featuring a horse.
Am aleady thinking of my next one!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Finally....a new painting!

I was going to put away my paints and brushes for the year...but inspiration hit and I was drawn to this image and just had to paint it!
This is 45cm x 60cm in acrylic on canvas.
I am please with the finished result even if it is my very first painting of a horse!
I would like to do some more now - so I may even get one or two finished before Christmas.

Friday, September 25, 2009


My beautiful daughter - Aleksandra.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse

Acrylic on Canvas
60cm x 30cm

We visited Seal Rocks a few weeks ago to snap some pics for future art works. This one is of the Lighthouse at Seal Rocks NSW.
Its a very pretty spot on the coast - quite a historic spot.
We were lucky enough to see some whales off the coastline when we were there - but the walk up to the lighthouse is not for the light hearted - it's quite a hike!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Verwy, verwy busy!

Yes I am, bless the we just have to manifest some sales and all things on heaven and earth will be equal!

I will now be showing on the Hunter Street Mall at a new Gallery space called "Ciao Meow" with one painting now and a few more for the month of October.

I will also be exhibiting at the Hunter Valley Palate Exhibition at the Hunter Valley Grammer School, The Mattara Exhibition, Stockton RSL Art Show and St Lukes Church exhibition.

I am also still showing at "Sniddy's" on Beaumont street and of course our "BIGGIE"
at Rose Cottage -
The Cottage Artists Guild present "Create" a celebration of diversity in art starting from October 9th and open to the public on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October from 10am to 4 pm.
Please wish me luck!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Indian Root Pills"

This is an iconic image from my childhood - This barn can be found near Morpeth which is a small village near Newcastle.
My parents had friends who lived not far away from this place and I remember it well as we would drive by it many times when I was a little girl.
It intrigued me - what were Indian Root Pills?
This barn and the sign has had its good days and bad over the years and I am glad to see that money has been spent to conserve it.
Many years ago I drove past it and the sign was hardly visible and the barn in terrible condition.
I could not resist painting it - it is one of those childhood memories that automatically can take me back to being 10 years old in a second.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

" Early Morning at Maitland"

30cm x 40cm
Acrylic on Canvas
( unframed )

During an early morning hunt for inspiring images I snapped this one.
It wasn't that impressive - but I thought it had potential, so I gave it a go.
I really like to early morning sun filtering through the tree and the fog lifting in the background.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Art Society of Newcastle Calendar is ready!

Very exciting to see my painting, "Stockton Ferry" in the Art Society Calendar - check out March!!!
The whole Calendar is really well done - with plenty of room to write on and only $12 each!
You can get them from any Greater Permanent Bulding Society or I have 10 copies available.
50% of the money raised will go the the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
If you would like a copy please email me or leave a comment here...
but you just got to see my painting...
so cool
P.S.They spelt my name wrong!!!!!!!!! Wait till I smack someone really hard!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Redhead Shark Tower"

Acrylic on Canvas
50cm x 40 cm
$310 - framed

I really love this spot - Redhead Shark Tower at Redhead Beach. Such an iconic place in Newcastle.
The evening I captured this image was perfect, with the tide rising and flooding over the sand and a full moon shining down.So much colour in the sky and reflecting back onto the sand!
Just behind me ( from where I stand looking at this scene ) is Redhead Surf House where families were enjoying a BBQ. How cool!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"CHERRIES" - SOLD ( October 2009 )

Acrylic on Canvas
40cm x 30cm - framed

It has been a busy month and although this painting only took me a few days to complete I have been very deficient in spare time to be able to sit down and paint.
Life sometimes gets in the way and family needs have come first.
Hopefully things will settle down now and I can get back into some more of my art soon!I have missed it...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

"Pomegranates and Grapes"

"Pomegranates and Grapes"
30cm x 40cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$245 - framed

Sunday, May 31, 2009

For Sale - "Pears"

20cm x 25cm
$90 - framed
Acrylic on canvas

This is a new one in my "fruit" series....some smaller paintings that I have been playing with late at night to learn more about blending and much fun!

Monday, May 25, 2009

I'm going to be in a Calendar!

No....dont get excited...I will NOT be wearing a bikini or in one of those "naked lady "calendars....oh bosh!I hear you say?????

I entered a local challenge from our Art Society to enter a Newcastle themed painting to win a space in a calendar that the Society is creating to raise money for itself and the Helicopter Rescue Service for 2010.
There were 43 painting presented last night at the general meeting of the Society and over 60 members voted.
I was lucky enough to receive enough votes to get a place!
A small win along the road.
It means that I will get some exposure!
The picture that won was of my "Stockton Ferry".

It was nice to be voted on by other artists and get recognition for my work - especially as I am a relative "newbie" to the group. Sometimes you have to "do your time" in groups like these not matter how good your work is!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


30cm x 40cm
Acrylic On Canvas

I was very inspired by a photo taken by a friend of this doorway at "Stroud Monastery". This is part of a building created out of mudbricks to house nuns - a former convent which is now being used as a retreat / convention centre.This photo had a great feel and is the door way to the chapel which is situated in the middle of the complex of rooms.

Friday, May 15, 2009

For Sale - "Stockton Ferry - NEWCASTLE HARBOUR"

Ths "Stockton Ferry" will be featured in a 2010 calendar produced by the Society of Artists in Newcastle to raise funds for the Society and the Helicopter Rescue Service - it was one of 12 chosen from 43 entries by the Society's artists and chosen by members attending a monthly meeting during May!

50 x 40 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


20cm x 25cm
Mixed Media on Canvas

"Swimming after the Storm"
$195 - unframed
Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, May 4, 2009

SOLD September 2009 - Duck at Ritchley Reserve

Acrylic On Canvas
30 x 40 cm

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Acrylic on Canvas
20cm x 25cm - unframed

Friday, April 3, 2009

For Sale - Seagulls and Pelican

"Seagulls at Swansea"
30cm x 40 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

"Pelican at Swansea"
30 x 40cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, March 30, 2009

For Sale - "Ready For a Day's Work"

"Ready for a Day's Work"
30cm x 40cm

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40 cm

Sunday, March 15, 2009

For Sale - Newcastle Obelisk

Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40 cm

Sunday, March 8, 2009

"The Aviator" - Commission piece not for Sale

Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40 cm

Catherine Hill Bay Coal Loader - For Sale

Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40 cm

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Newcastle Civic Fountain - For exhibition

Acrylic on Canvas
Newcastle Civic Park
30cm x 40cm
( not for sale )

Friday, February 13, 2009


Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40 cm

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

For Sale - "SEAGULL 2"

Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 25cm

Friday, February 6, 2009


Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40 cm

Wednesday, January 28, 2009



Acrylic on Canvas
40cm x 50cm

For Sale - "FRUIT BOWL"

Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40cm

For Sale - "NOBBYS"

Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 25cm

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"NOBBYS AT SUNSET" - SOLD ( October 2009 )

Acrylic on Canvas
40cm x 30cm

NOT FOR SALE - "Seagulls"

For Sale - "NOBBY'S - from Horseshoe Beach"

Acrylic on Canvas
60cm x 45cm

"Seagull" - SOLD

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40cm


Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40cm


Acrylic on Canvas
30cm x 40cm