TREES:
 
Trees have always felt like friends to me.  As a child I climbed them, read books high in their branches and even hid in them.  Many of these paintings are related to childhood memories of looking up and seeing light through tree branches.  
 
I also believe that trees protect the world - and current science says that forests create rain, allow water to enter the soil and stop erosion, sequester carbon, and of course, provide habitat for many thousands of species of plants and animals.  
 
Sydney has magnificant trees, and their forms and light patterns have been my on-going theme for their beauty, the way they create space around us and the sense of majesty they radiate.  Most of these are "Tree Portraits" based on particular trees. 
"Angophora," oil on canvas, 16x61 cm, 24x24 inches, private collection, New York City, USA "Branch Lace," oil on canvas, 16x61 cm, 24x24 inches, private collection, Washington DC, USA "Big Branch," oil on canvas 61x61 cm, 24x24 inches, private collection, Maryland, USA "Jacaranda" acrylic inks on linen, 51x51 cm, 24x24 inches, private collection, Australia "Upward," oil on canvas, 70x60 cm, 28x24 inches, in studio, Sydney "Poseidon's Trees" mixed media, 122x152 cm, 48x60 inches, in studio, Sydney "Balmoral Rock Climber,"  mixed media, inks on paper, on board, framed  110x74 cm, 43 x 29 inches - in studio "High Branching," aquarelle sticks on panel, 41x51 cm, 16x20 inches, in studio, Sydney "Happy Tree" inks on canvas, 91x91 cm, 36x36 inches, private collection, Sydney, Australia "Trees of this Earth" partial view of mural on interior walls, roughly 2 m tall, watercolours and oil pastels, Leliegracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands "Balmoral Banyan" acrylic inks over acrylic gels, 92x122 cm, 36x48 inches, private collection, Sydney, Australia, also available as print "Strength and Structure", charcoal on canvas, 153 x 168 cm, 5x5.5 ft, private collection Newcastle, Australia "Winter" acrylic inks on canvas, 92x122 cm, 36x48 inches, private collection, Melbourne, Australia, also available as print