Lagoon Landscapes - New Exhibition

The paintings in this show have been inspired by many hours spent at Glenbrook Lagoon and a number of sojourns to Huskisson.
 
Glenbrook lagoon settles my wandering spirit, providing a place of rest and repose. I love to draw here, searching out the forms and textures, allowing my charcoal to explore, meandering freely across the paper.

As I contemplate the enormous trees on the shoreline, the words of the African American spiritual come to mind, ‘like a tree planted by the rivers, I shall not be moved They stand like guardians of the lagoon, timeless sentinels protecting a precious oasis.
 
In contrast to the stillness and constancy of Glenbrook Lagoon, Huskisson Lagoon, on the shore of Jervis Bay, is an ever-changing tidal estuary. The shifting sand banks, shimmering reflections and vast skies captivate my imagination, urging me to paint directly from nature. Nature’s processes of transformation and renewal seem to embody the complex narratives of life, the balance and paradox of pain and pleasure, love and loss.

I invite you, your family and friends, to join me at the opening on Saturday 10 November at 2pm to celebrate these new paintings and the remarkable places that inspired them. Click here for further information or to receive an email invitation.

 Glenbrook Lagoon, Oil on board, 30 x 30cm, $880

Glenbrook Lagoon, Oil on board, 30 x 30cm, $880