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Monday, November 30, 2009


I painted this lovely Panda and bear painting some years ago and am posting the picture to welcome the 2 Panda's who have just arrived at the Adelaide zoo all the way from China ..I hope that they enjoy their new home and I sincerely hope that I will get down that way to see them some day ! I'll be taking my sketch pad...

' Holly'

Holly has now sold and will be on her way to her new home soon..


A nice little watercolour that I painted in 07 as a promotion for the Teddy Shed in South Australia
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

UNIQUE ANTIQUE ..sorry sold


I was inspired to call this painting Holly as the beautiful antique frame features a holly design ..look carefully and you will see a Christmas tree in the window of the cottage !

Friday, November 27, 2009


I have just completed painting this unique piece . It is an old metal hatbox and looks great with old bears painted all around the outside of the lid..A busy week with lots to get done before Christmas ..what happened to this year ?..looking forward to next year even year with good vibes !

Thursday, November 26, 2009

DOUBLE CLICK THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE...for enquires please contact Kathy

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


WOOF ! my latest pet portrait..Of all the subjects that I paint I would have to say that I have a real affinity with the canine world ..Just love painting dogs and animals of all kind..large or small..I painted these 3 little dogs from photos..Perhaps you would like a portrait of your pet ..prices start from $250 for A4 size up to $800 for a very large 1 metre size..painted in oil on quality gallery wrapped ready to hang canvas..
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Saturday, November 21, 2009


I painted this watercolour from a photo that I took while at Lake Conjola. It is a pretty spot and popular with holiday makers...
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Friday, November 20, 2009


The Plein Air Girls went to Como on the Georges River last week for a morning's painting ..It is a very nice spot just south of Sydney and quite enjoyable to paint ..even though it was an overcast day the light was perfect. I painted this quick study in watercolour becoming my preferred plein air medium. I might do another in oil from this in my studio ..then again I might just leave it as is and remember it as a pleasant morning spent with friends ..
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Sunday, November 15, 2009


I have just finished painting the artwork onto this antique box..It is such an unusual piece , made from either Kauri or huon pine , it features this beautiful Edwardian pattern on the top...I tried out something different to paint the design onto the front of the box ..I have done it in sepia tones with a touch of off white and have created the fur on the bears using a scratch art technique..incredibly effective and such fun to do ..
Had a lovely night at the opening of the Kiama Art Society Annual exhibition on Friday night .The standard is very high this year ..Congratulations to my friend Judith for winning prizes for 2 of her beautiful watercolour paintings and also congratulations to my friend Salwa for winning a prize for her lovely oil painting ..the exhibition continues for 2 weeks , held at the Kiama Leagues Club..
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Monday, November 9, 2009


As Christmas fast approaches I like to paint more of my teddy art for my bear friends who collect my work at this time of the year..This is a lovely antique hatbox just are all the first to see my new design..hope you like it . I totally enjoyed painting the face on the doll and might think about painting some doll paintings soon ... :-) you are welcome to contact me regarding this piece or simply leave a comment if you wish ..

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


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hills behind chesleigh

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Wallaby Rock Sofala

I have just returned from a fantastic 5 days on a painting trip with the ' Plein Air Girls' . This time we stayed at a farm B&B near Sofala , western NSW . The accommodation was perfect for our group . Our hosts Jan and Mike welcomed us like we were part of their family, gave us the run of the 300 hectare property to set up our easels . Jan served beautiful home cooked meals for breakfast and dinner..Mike provided entertainment with his excellent renditions of Australian poetry each evening after dinner . We took a trip into Hill End one day and had a great time looking around this old National Trust gold town.
This trip will definately remain in our memories as one of our best trips away . We put all of our paintings together on the last night for a mini exhibition and were amazed at how diverse our styles were , some work in oils , some watercolour and others in mixed media as well as acrylic ..others like to sketch in pencil and charcoal ..we will have quite a collection by the time our exhibition is held in October 2010..
If you are planning a holiday to this beautiful area I can highly recommend staying at the Chesleigh Homestead , Sofala ...the website is

This painting is called Wallaby Rock..painted close to where we stayed. it was a magical spot with the rocks so well reflected in the water..and was beautiful to paint this serene place..
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