This is inspired by my drive home from Coffs Harbour, seeing a lot of the damage from the bush fires.
Both beautiful and devastating
Capturing the beauty of a misty winters morning.
A very simple design of a Goanna using traditional Aboriginal dots and thatching.
My abstract version of a raging bushfire – one of the rare oil paintings I have done.
This is a traditional Aboriginal piece. Women sitting around the campfire having a yarn.
This is the 2nd of the 2 murals that will be installed at a local preschool, Kariong Kids Club. The other one had an ocean theme, this one depicts some of our native animals surrounding a harsh but life giving Sun.
This is the first part of a two part mural that will be installed in a local preschool, Kariong Kids Club. It depicts sea creatures travelling along an aquatic astral plain.
Fire as well as Earth, Wind and Water in Aboriginal culture are embodied in the form of a sacred living spirit. The Fire Spirit is the guardian and bringer of this crucial element.
WINNER: ABORIGINAL HEALTH AWARD AND PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD, 2013 MENTAL HEALTH ART WORKS!
This painting represents life’s paths and it’s many twists and turns. The path one takes is never straight and choices made will determine it’s final outcome. To one side lays all that is familiar and everything one knows, but never far away on the other side is the blackness of the unknown and the fear it induces.
2014 RECONCILIATION AWARDS WINNER!! 1st Prize, Tony Donovan Award at the Gosford Regional Art Gallery
This painting is about the unity of Indigenous and non-indigenous Australia. There has been a lot of pain and suffering inflicted on Aboriginal people since the British occupation of our nation. To many, the Union Jack is seen as a symbol of this. People have asked why I’d use it and that I shouldn’t have it on here. But what would leaving it off achieve? Why is it there? It’s there because it needs to be. It’s not something that should ever be swept under the rug and forgotten. I’ve used it to confront the past and acknowledge a very dark chapter in Aboriginal history, but also so we can all move forward as one.