Oil on canvas, 36” x 36” x 1.5” / 91.5 cm x 91.5 cm x 3.8 cm, ready to hang. A frame can be added. A beautifully sculptural white waratah (native to Australia) stands out dramatically against an indigo background.
Oil on gallery-wrap canvas, 36” x 36” x 1.5”, ready to hang. This larger-than-life-size floral has abstract and surreal qualities, and is reminiscent of a windswept landscape, or a flamenco dancer’s skirts. The viewer may find more to set of the imagination among the undulating forms and shapes, and vibrant spring colours.
Oil painting on gallery-wrap canvas, 38” x 54” x 1.5”. This is a stunning autumn scene of trees in last light reflected on the waters of a pond in a nature preserve. It is visually exciting with its brilliant, contrasting colours in golds and blues, yet tranquil and relaxing as a natural landscape.
Mixed media (watercolor and pastel) on board, 18” x 24” / 45.5 cm x 61 cm. This painting was inspired by brilliantly-sunlit, autumn trees reflected in the waters of a wetland pond. The spiky patterns of the reeds direct a pathway through the water and make an interesting contrast to the soft roundness of the golden tree foliage.
Pastels on board, 18” x 24” / 45.5 cm x 61 cm. A young woman in a blue dress adorned with a beaded necklace. This is an example of a portrait commission, and is not for sale. A commission this medium (soft pastels) and size is approximately USD1400. Discounts apply for more than one portrait.
Pastel drawing on pastel paper, 19” x 26” / 48 cm x 71 cm. This is an example of a portrait for commission in soft pastels (dry pastels), and is not for sale. A commissioned portrait this media (pastels) and size is approximately USD1400.
Oil painting on cradled board, 18” x 24” x 3/4” / 45.5 cm x 61 cm x 2 cm, ready to hang. A frame can be added. Two spectacular yellow-green waratahs are softly framed in this casually-arranged bouquet of Australian native flora by pink kangaroo paws.
Oil painting on cradled board, 18” x 42” x 3/4” / 45.5 cm x 61 cm x 2 cm, ready to hang. A frame can be added. I obtained these stunningly beautiful blooms from a waratah grower the Blue Mountains, Australia. Their sculptural shapes and pale, subtle colours are outstanding against an indigo blue-grey background.
Oil painting on canvas, 40” x 40” / 101.5 cm x 101.5 cm. This landscape painting was inspired by an early morning walk behind my family home in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. The rising sun cast its beams through the mist of the gully, softly highlighting the foliage and trunks of the trees.
Pastels on board, 16” x 20”. This landscape drawing in soft pastels (dry pastels) was inspired by glorious, hot-pink redbud trees in bloom by a lake. The pinks of the spring blossoms stand out vividly against their backdrop of green foliage and turquoise water.
Oil on canvas, 18” x 24” / 45.5 cm x 61 cm. The cooler climate of the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia, can produce vivid colours in new gumleaves, as can be seen in this painting based after a photograph by my daughter, Layla Alexander.
Oil on board, 9” x 12” / 23 cm x 30.5 cm. Sunlight brings up vivid colours as it shines through new gumleaves in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
Mixed media (watercolour and soft pastel) on museum-quality wooedn board, 18” x 24”. Requires framing under glass. This painting was inspired by 19th- and early 20th-century paintings of women in elegant, oriental clothing. The model was my daughter, the kimono is one from my vintage collection. If you’d like your portrait in a kimono (or other modest outfit), please contact me. Prints available (please go to link on Products page for the url)
Mixed media (watercolour and soft pastel) on museum-quality wooden board, 11” x 14”. Requires framing under glass. Sunlight brings an illuminated glow of warmth to these pale mauve and pink roses. USD 550. Also available in prints (see Products page for url link to my Fine Art America site.
Soft pastels on museum-quality wooden board, 18” x 24” x 1/8”. Requires framing under glass. Brilliant yellow foliage contrasts vividly with the ice cold colours of snow and tree trunks. The patterns and deep tones of branches abd markings on the trees weave an interesting web of pattern that ties the whole together. USD 1,790. Also available in prints (see url to my Fine Art America page in Products).
Oils on sturdy polyester canvas, 24” x 30” x 3/4”. This still life painting conveys something of the lush abundance and rich colours of the tropics. It is composed of a few pieces that are meaningful to my own life, types of memorabilia in a way: the ceramic from Bali, the tropical flora, the silk shawl, and the half-round side table. USD 2250 unframed. Prints are available (see Products page for link to Fine Art America).
Oils on gallery-wrap canvas, 36” x 42” x 1.5”, painted around the sides, ready to hang. A frame can be added purchaser or by artist according to consultation and quote. These magnificent Cattleya orchids were part of my home collection for a while, but as I’m no green thumb, they quit this mortal coil. So glad I painted them, as now I have them forever — or until someone else decides to make a home for this artwork! USD 3750. Prints are available (see Products page for link to my Fine Art America page).
Oils on sturdy polyester-cotton canvas, 24” x 24” (61 cm x 61 cm). The banksia is one of the most unusual native plants in Australia, and the Scarlet Banksia is one of my favourites. It just looks artistic, with its red and mauve stripes and spiky leaves. Here, I have paired it with the flowing, less rigid shapes of an elegant kangaroo paw. Currently available at The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, Australia. Also available in prints (see Products page for link to Fine Art America.)
Oils on canvas board, 16” x 12”. The vibrancy of orange inspired this artwork (plus, these fruits are delicious!). It is a composition in abstract areas and geometric shapes, with generously applied brushstrokes. It symbolizes the richness and abundance of produce of the land and of the warmth of the domestic arena.