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Cellist in waiting

After a winter hiatus my easel is out again. There, waiting patiently, is a cellist waiting for paint.

Beginnings of Cellist

He is on a board, and the last time I painted on board it was a bit of a wrestle as I usually paint on canvas and painting on board is a different technique. I’m not sure if it was the subject matter (beach scene, below) or the board that was the problem. The cellist will show me.

Sunset on the NSW Coast

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Picture framing with a Prince.

I have had a visitor this last month, a very cute but very schmoozy cat called Prince. Prince is the most cuddle dependent cat of my acquaintance, absolutely determined to sit on your lap at every opportunity.

Prince was meant to stay two weeks while his owner was on holiday but stayed five weeks instead while his owner got rid of the flea infestation he had left behind. I don’t mind cats but having a constant companion determined to sit on whatever work you are doing quickly lost its shine and I was delighted when Prince returned home on Monday.

I am busy framing work for an exhibition next year and doing it without a cat sitting on it is a real pleasure.

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On the Wings of an Albatross Albatross

Do you have a child, grandchild, niece r nephew who is fascinated by birds? This is the book for them. Written for children from 3-7 years old, the book has snippets of information about each bird featured and compares them to the Albatross with its huge wings.

Available in paperback and as an eBook from, or the Amazon in your country.

If you want to download the bird paintings to print on paper or canvas, go to our shop!

Australia (paperback):

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The Bronte Cemetery question

The question is whether the NSW Government should be handing control of the cemetery at Bronte sitting on some of Sydney’s most valuable real estate, to the Catholic church. The question is being decided in Parliament today.

Photos in the press have reminded me of the time I spent painting there in 2004. When you paint landscapes you never forget them. I have posted the watercolours I painted at the time to my website.

169 Cemetery at Bronte
Bronte Watercolours169 Cemetery at Bronte
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Women, War and the Third Reich

We have just uploaded our new book, Women, War and the Third Reich. It is a collection of oral histories from the 1970s, finally seeing the light of day.


Available from Amazon and other outlets. Here are the Amazon links:




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Download art: Birds of New Zealand and Australia

The paintings illustrating the children’s book On the Wings of an Albatross: An A-Z of Australian and New Zealand Birds are now available online. You can buy an original painting or download a digital image and print it yourself on paper or canvas.

A combination of book and a picture would be a very original gift for the child in your life!