Apik Art Gallery
I grew up pencil in hand in a remote mining town where we were very lucky to have a local artist to teach us kids oil painting. This delightful, eccentric, lady, cigarette holder in hand and red lips a blazing, had us painting worn out miners boots and rusted mine headframes and I loved it. An artist’s career was not in the cards and so it was not until retirement that I returned to my love of painting. I immersed myself in one painting course and workshop after another to quickly rebuild my skills and get working. I paint in vibrant colour and slip in texture wherever I can. I still paint in oil, I love the smell of the paint, the luscious texture of the pigments and can’t help getting my fingers dirty to soften edges and blend colours when the brush can’t do the job. Our magnificent country offers far too much beauty to not paint the world around me and so my primary focus is landscape art, varying my style as the landscapes ask me to. I also do select portraits, mostly of children and of pets.