Monday, January 24, 2011

#14 & 15 (and the last — for now...)

The most recent addition to the series, following a hiatus of over a year (how could I!). These were done just a couple of weeks ago. Summer and Winter by the sea, inspired by two of my favourite central coast beaches. A prize if you can guess which ones!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

#12 & 13

This would have to be my favourite diptych so far. Inspired after watching numerous surf films, numerous times. I'm still working on the whole hanging ten thing, but what can I say, it's good to have goals.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Inspiration can come from funny places... I spend a lot of time on the computer. Over the years, the Apple Mac trash can has proven both trusty comrade, and formidable foe. It's about time it was immortalised, at least by me.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

#9 & 10

I've always wanted to create an artwork with "after" in the title; as in it was either inspired by, or directly ripped off from, somebody else.

The panel on the left is called "Apple — After Dick Bruna, Holly Throsby and Dee Huxley". The panel on the right is called "Grenade — After Dick Bruna, Sylvester Stallone and Ghandi".

Incidentally, Dee Huxley is the person who first taught me to use gouache — and I suspect that if she knew how I was using it now, she never would have let me pass first year colour class.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


This painting was inspired by the Book of Genesis. At the time I hadn't used gouache for many years (since design school), and it is here that I re-learned that undiluted gouache can crack up big time.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Le Dominateur

I call my husband "The Dominator" because he always seems to catch every single wave in the session. Not that he's pushy, he just has an annoying knack of always being in the right place at the right time (or more likely, has the the ability to put himself there).

So this drawing is in honour of Le Dominateur (it sounds more charming in French!)

Happy birthday Joe.

Friday, January 14, 2011


I painted this in 2008 at an end-of-year church camp at Broken Bay. Instead of drinking tea and eating sponge cake (or whatever it is church ladies usually do) we all sat around and played with my paints for a few hours. Tops stuff. Perhaps inspired by the laundry facilities typical to a communal camp, this one is called "Coin Operated".

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I have no idea what this means. But I think he's cute, in a sinister kind of way.

Monday, January 10, 2011


"The Longreef area of Sydney's Northern beaches offers a wide selection of reef and beach breaks that work in a wide variety of swell and wind conditions. There are plenty of reef breaks to found in this area."
From Mark Warren's Atlas of Australian Surfing, 1988.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Then, it was electric.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I don't know if the Thunderbird is 100% anatomically correct.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

10 Squared

In 2007 I decided to create a series of 5 inch x 5 inch paintings. The goal is to paint 100 of them (that's where the 10 squared comes from).

I do a painting whenever I get time. So far, I've averaged 1 painting every 2.5 months. I'm currently up to 15.

I think it's safe to say it's going to take me a while!

This little diptych constitutes paintings # 1 & 2.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Number 8

We recently bought our first house, which was both scary and awesome. And we now have the pleasure of living in one of the most beautiful, yet strangely under-rated, parts of the central coast. The best thing about owning your own house is you get to draw on the letterbox.