These paintings are inspired by the Cox's River in the Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. During the last two years the river has been affected by severe bushfires and drought.
These paintings are inspired by the Cox's River in the Megalong Valley in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. The cycle of life and death is an underlying theme.
Memory and landscape seem to go hand-in-hand.
In my 2009 exhibition Undercurrents, I extend the themes of memory and the inherent mystery of landscape by exploring the suggestiveness of water expanses such as rivers and lakes in Sydney and surrounding areas.
My paintings do not attempt to replicate the appearance of specific locations. Rather they offer the viewer an opportunity to reconnect at a sensory level with places they may have experienced. Techniques of layering, blurring of edges and muted colours seem to echo the landscape of our memories.
In the 2010 exhibition I tried to capture the way we experience the bush - glimpsing the ambiguous masses, the variation in colour, the scribbly lines and the enigmatic shadows.