I am a Brisbane based artist located in Kenmore. I work from my home studio overlooking the Brisbane River and am surrounded by Eucalyptus, Poinciana and Jacaranda trees. From my window I watch the seasons shift, wild storms roll in from the south west and birds of all species visit my garden. And the occasional snake. I have two studio dachshunds who mostly lie under my desk or in the sun!
I also work from Pottsville, in Northern New South Wales throughout the year when I need the ocean to inspire my work and senses.
If you would like to visit in Kenmore, please email to arrange a time. It’s never this clean!
Photos: The above photos were taken by Mindi Cooke.
April and May are always busy times for our household, so I haven’t been producing any new works since the last exhibition I was involved in, The Colour Field. Visit at Art Images Gallery based in Adelaide for all the details.
There is a selection of paintings on paper and canvas and all now framed by the Gallery.
All of the paintings for this show have been produced from recent explorations and travels including Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden in Sydney ; Mt Coot-tha here in Brisbane and the River at the base of my studio.
Paper collaged works such as Honey on Spotted Gum and The River’s Edge are a continuation of my investigations into the Japanese concept known as Mottainai. Repurposing and reimagining older artworks then reassembling them like a handmade quilt. Each panel is unique and not only reflects the colours of the natural environment that they have been inspired from, but also signify the importance of capturing memory and time.
I continue also to investigate surface design and patchwork with paper instead of textiles.