island 1
1. island 1 2010
180 x 180cm
oil on canvas
night reef 1
2. night reef 1 2010
80x80 cm
oil on canvas
night reef 2
3. night reef 2 2010
75x75cm
oil on canvas
turquoise beach
4. turquoise beach 2010
3m x 150 cm diptych
oil on canvas
island 2
5. island 2 2010
3m x 150 cm diptych
oil on canvas
day current
6. day current 2010
75x75cm
oil on canvas
dive 1
7. dive 1 2010
100x130cm
oil on canvas
dive 2
8. dive 2 2010
100x130cm
oil on canvas
geisha 1 (flowers)
9. geisha 1 (flowers) 2010
50 x 50 cm
oil on canvas
geisha 2 (sponge)
10. geisha 2 (sponge) 2010
50 x 50 cm
oil on canvas
geisha 3 (doilies)
11. geisha 3 (doilies) 2010
50 x 50 cm
oil on canvas
geisha 4 (blue sky)
12. geisha 4 (blue sky) 2010
50 x 50 cm
oil on canvas
touch 2 coral coral
13. touch 2 coral coral 2010
30 x 30cm
oil on canvas
touch 4 bigrock
14. touch 4 bigrock 2010
30 x 30cm
oil on canvas
touch 5 red
15. touch 5 red 2010
30 x 30cm
oil on canvas
touch 8 pink and red
16. touch 8 pink and red 2010
30 x 30cm
oil on canvas
shore 4 (australian gold)
17. shore 4 (australian gold) 2010
30 x 30cm
oil on canvas

The Floating World 2 (Melb) - 2010

The first paintings in the Floating World series were exhibited in 2009 at Johnston Gallery, Perth and Summit Gallery, Calgary, Canada.

This exhibition incorporated new work. The Floating World paintings are inspired by ideas of sensuality, immersion and imagination. Although abstract in nature, these paintings reference bodily experience (ideas of ‘surrender’, of giving in to a movement that transports you, a bodily 'letting go')  particularly the experience of ‘floating over’ an underwater landscape. They were initially inspired by experiences of snorkeling in the Leeuwin Current, which washes down the coast of Western Australia. In some ways the moving or 'floating' over any landscape involve feelings of both apprehension and pleasure. 

My work also explores the possibilities inherent in the act of painting, and paint itself.  My aim is to paint images in which, through juxtaposing texture and colour, I create ‘worlds’ that encompass both illumination/surface and darkness/depth.