Sparrow

Sparrow

In 1988 I was approached by a dear friend of mine, Glenda, to illustrate the front cover of her mother’s biography, ‘God Sees A Sparrow’. Given the title, I chose to paint the picture you see alongside. The sparrow is framed by views of the Kiewa...
Wandy

Wandy

I grew up in the small picturesque township of Mount Beauty, located at the head of the Kiewa Valley in North Eastern Victoria. One day when I was ten, a knock on our door changed the life of our family in a significant way. Cradled in the arms of a neighbour, and...
Lyebirds

Lyebirds

Many Superb Lyrebirds live in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, East of Melbourne, where I previously lived. Many times throughout my childhood, while padding my way quietly through the bush, I have disturbed one of these amazing birds. Either I have seen their...
Possy

Possy

One of the most memorable pets we had was a possum we reared from the pouch. Our family was ‘THE’ family to go to if someone in the town found a ‘road kill’ animal with a baby in the pouch. Possy, as we called him, began life with us sucking...
Orchids

Orchids

September hails the ‘Scent of Spring’ in the mountain Country of North-East Victoria. For me, as a child, Spring meant frequent ‘orchiding’ trips up into nearby bush with my family so that my mum, who had a licence to pick these fragile...