Selected works from 2014 are reproduced here. Although I retain a commitment to the monochrome I wanted to extend my colour palette to introduce further elements of play.







Propellor, 2014, oil on canvas, 760 x 760mm







Escarpment Lake George 1, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 510mm Private collection








Escarpment Lake George 2, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 510mm Private collection








Escarpment Lake George 3, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 510mm








Escarpment Lake George 4, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 510mm








The Hume at Goulburn 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas 400mm x 510mm Private collection, Sydney








From a Travel Diary, 2014, oil and acrylic on linen, 760 x 1020 mm Private collection, Sydney









Clearing by the Hume, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 510mm







Canola Field, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 510mm Private collection, Sydney










The Hume at Mittagong, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 460 x 610mm Private collection, Perth











Highway, Twilight, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 500 x 500mm Private collection, Sydney












From the Roadway, Junee, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 300 x 600mm Private collection, Sydney








The Cutting, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 400mm








Fireground, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 400 x 400mm Private collection, Sydney








Snake Valley, Ballarat, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 510 x 605mm











Junee landscape, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 760 x 1020mm Private collection, Sydney








Chain of Ponds, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 760 x 1020mm











Road Trip, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 760 x 1020mm Private collection, Sydney






Heidelberg ecology, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, 300 x 600mm Private collection, Sydney

This painting is inspired by Sir Arthur Streeton (1867-1943) one of Australia's best known artists, an Australian Impressionist whose works often concern the clearing of the native forrest for agricultural production and in turn the encroachment of the suburban sprawl on to farming land. The paintings often include dead trees (eg Oncoming Storm 1895; On the Timbarra 1896) etc. These trees have been spared the axe to provide shade for livestock but have died as a result of heat stress or insect attack brought on by micro climate change. Their tall, straight trunks signifying the height of the forrest they once grew in. 'Heidelberg ecology' describes a change in values, and contemporary ambivalence to such practice.



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