BLOSSOM & LANDSCAPES

"In 2010 I visited Japan for the first time and saw so much lightness and beauty in the temple gardens. My love of blossom stems from childhood at my grandparents' property, and our annual ritual of being photographed with the almond or plum blossom.

"The lifespan of blossom is so fleeting. I've given them centre stage in larger than life tonal realist oil paintings, with heightened colours and detail. Smaller paintings depict blossom in the context of urban scapes around Adelaide, my home town and sister city of Kyoto, Japan.

"In 2013 I travelled to New Zealand to reconnect with friends there. The landscapes took my breath away. Out of madness or naivety I undertook a three day hike on the Routeburn track. At times I was on the track alone, but never felt it as the memories of those who have meant and still mean so much to me were always in my mind."

Kelly Tce I Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Lake Tekapo Oil on canvas 61 x 61 cm, 2014

View from Mt John Oil on canvas 61x101cm, 2014

Parsons Road, Inman Valley Oil on canvas 30x30cm, 2016

Lake Harris Oil on canvas paper 20x20cm, 2014

Evans Crossing Oil on canvas paper 30x30cm, 2014

Goolwa Oil on canvas 30x30cm, 2013

Almond Love Oil on canvas 76 x 101 cm, 2012

Lost in Himeji II Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2012

Lost in Himeji I Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2012

Yogen-in Japonica Oil on canvas 71x112cm, 2010

Ni-jo jo Plum Grove Oil on canvas 102x71cm, 2010

Mejiro and Sakura II Oil on canvas 71x71cm, 2010

Mejiro and Sakura I Oil on canvas 71x71cm, 2010

Olive St III Oil on canvas 101x76cm, 2011

Willunga I Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2011

Willunga II Oil on canvas 50x50cm, 2011

Nijo-jo IV Oil on canvas 76x76cm, 2011

Olive st I Oil on canvas 101x76cm, 2011

Almond Love II Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Brompton Blue House Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Thorngate Japonica I Oil on canvas 66x66cm, 2011

Almond Love I Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Nijo-jo V Oil on canvas 66x101cm, 2011

Nijo-jo III Oil on canvas 76x76cm, 2011

Kelly Tce II Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Olive st II Oil on canvas 101x76cm, 2011

Brompton Yellow house Oil on canvas 20x20cm, 2011

Thorngate Japonica II Oil on canvas 66x66cm, 2011

Nijo-jo II Oil on canvas 101x101cm, 2011 Awarded First Prize, Adelaide Cathedral Art Show, 2012

Nijo-jo I Oil on canvas 101 x 101 cm, 2011