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Vienna Woods

Can’t believe I’d forgotten to post this.
It’s a huge piece about Beethoven. 
From the Kreutzer to Ode to Joy, the Vienna Woods played a massive role in 
the life of young Ludwig Van Beethoven. The epic struggle against an oppressive 
demanding Father and the bliss of his escape into the woods in the middle of night 
to see the stars reflected in a summer lake inspiring some of his most beautiful work, 
while the passion and frustration of harbouring such depth of feeling for his “Immortal Beloved” 
drove him to expression in the most awe inspiring music ever written. Beethoven and the 
Vienna Woods would ultimately never find each other more than acquaintances, 
yet they will be forever bound in time and history, always always for love.

Vienna Woods.

180 x 240cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$8,500

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Recent Works 5

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“Just a Quiet One”
41 x 61cm
$350

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“High Lonesome Hula”
30 x 90cm
$750

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“Corral Dela Morreria”
91 x 120cm
$3500
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“Nigel et Julie”
35 x 45cm
$450
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“Market Bells”
41 x 51cm
NFS
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“Metropolis”
51 x 51cm
NFS
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“Tinpots”
41 x 61cm
$450
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“Josephine”
168 x 240cm
SOLD
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“Imperial”
61 x 91cm
Watercolour
$650
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“I’m Calling You”
61 x 180cm
SOLD

A Stir of Echoes
“A Stir of Echoes”
61 x 180cm
SOLD

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“Whitfield Moon”
30 x 55cm
$400

Recent Works 4

"Nakajima" Acrylic. 91 x 185cm $2,200.

“Nakajima”
91 x 185cm
$2,200

"Lake Street Osaka" 73 x 135 cm $950.

“Lake Street Osaka”
73 x 135 cm
$950

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“Moonset”
91 x 120cm
SOLD

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“Pilbarra”
91 x 120cm
$1200

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Come On Spring
91 x 120cm
NFS

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Bob’s Wave
91 x 220 cm
SOLD

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“Sunbird”
61 x 91cm
$1200

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The Sundowners
85 x 105cm
$1500

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“Brown Paper”
80 x 180cm
$8500

 

An Interesting Year

clearwaterthumb  “Clearwater”     sanctusthumb  “Sanctus”

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All manner of distractions including making music and experimenting
with new styles has kept me busy.
Soon as I have some to show, I’ll show you.

Some great changes have taken place since my last web page existed. New exhibitions planned for 2011. Some new technology has provided me with reference material that wouldn’t have been possible 5 years ago. And Ive taken a long hard look at my direction and decided it’s time to completely rethink my work. So heres a load of stuff to look at while I get busy making works you havent seen from me in the past.

Over Danbullah
165 x 120 cm
$5200

This morning lily painting is still my favourite.

Breath of the Morning

This big sky is a pastiche of how I imagine the Atherton Tablelands would look from the air.  A huge piece of work.

Sunup
61 x 91cm
$850


This years Art Escape will be based on pics like this Sunrise shot.

Lotus

Kirsty Bevon commissioned this for her Mum Maree. Im really proud of it. 🙂

Borsch Vodka and Tears
91 x 120cm
$3500

Last year in Feb/March I spent some time in Melbourne and I just had to have breakfast at this gorgeous Polish retro cafe in Chapel st.

Ive been in many directions at once, but somehow it seems my colour schemes remain recognisable. Even in more animated work.

This sculpture scene titled “Seven” came from a dream about sexuality and individuality and the deep places in people.

Balmoral

Seven

Balmoral was my entry into the Oceanic Prize in Port Douglas last year. Ive won the peoples choice twice at the Oceanic. “Seven” won a couple of awards at the Cairns Regional this year.

“Crackpots” below isn’t a recent painting, however it was only completed last year. I started it way back in 1992. As often happened with pictures done purely for myself, they end up on the back burner while other work takes priority. At least thats how it’s been till now. I’m finally cutting the patterns and following my bliss.

“Duality” is painted on the kick plate of a piano. The local council invited artists to paint up some old pianos to be parked around the city for passing punters to play at their pleasure. It was a lovely thing to see someone playing out in the open air just for the joy of it. We were asked to “tell our story”.  So we did.

Duality

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