As an oil painter, I mostly paint en plein air, painting
local scenes in natural light
to observe more variation in tone and colour.
Nearby to my studio is the wetland area of Narrabeen Lagoon with its wide array of
native birds, plant and marine life. The changing light and colour of the lake always
inspires, providing endless sources for plein air studies. Walks along the lagoon
trail nourish my connection with nature and inform my sub-conscious with
interesting angles and shapes of colour. These inevitably find their way into my
The coastal headlands and beaches in this area also provide endless inspiration for
Recently I’ve enjoyed painting floral arrangements. Still Life is similar to landscape
painting in many ways and is a way for me to explore painting from life, indoors,
whenever it’s not possible to venture outside.