A Tale Or Two From Pontville

studio gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2018

RAINY DAY PONTVILLE 2018  40 x 40 cm on wood panel SOLD

My first impression of Pontville was windy and uninviting, how can anything grow here? The soil was full of rocks, grass that grew over a meter that was thick and you constantly were pulling the seed heads out from your socks!  The fine red soil stained and blew in everywhere.

It took some time to appreciate this environment and discover its secrets.
My friend and I looked after a small house in the middle of 5 acres in the lower midlands for 5 years.
Adjacent to the property is a native grass and wildflower reserve and below runs the Jordan river. I went for many walks and observed the colours change over the seasons. Kangaroo grass for example, when young is a fresh light green with burgundy tips, as it ages the colours turn to hues of light gold and cream, bronze and copper, eventually turning grey.

It was beautiful to observe the wildflowers from season to season and how even on the bleakest of winter days or in the windy dry hot summers, there was always something interesting going on.
Our garden and orchard brought in all types of birdlife and larger animals, visiting pademelons, hares, and eastern barred bandicoots, Tasmanian devils, blue tongue lizards, echidnas, and wombats all ventured past our front door.
SUBURBAN HARE 2018  10 x 10 x 4 cm SOLD
mixed media on canvas, paper, fresco flakes, beeswax
PONTVILLE MORNING HARES 2018  40 x 40 cm on wood panel SOLD
PIMELEA HARE

PONTVILLE DREAMING 2018  10 x 10 x 4 cm SOLD

mixed media on canvas, paper, fresco flakes, beeswax

WHITE COCKATTOS 2018 10 x 10 x 4 cm SOLD
mixed media on canvas, paper, beeswax

PLOVER REPEAT PATTERN 2019

51cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 2.5cm (D)

$840.00

FERAL CAT 2018  10 x 10 x 4 cm SOLD
mixed media on canvas, paper, fresco flakes, beeswax
THE CHICKEN WHISPERER 2018 10 x 10 x 4 cm SOLD
mixed media on canvas, paper, fresco flakes, beeswax

GOLDEN HARE 2018

51cm (W) x 15cm (H)

Soft sculpture SOLD

PLOVER TRAGEDY 2018

Mixed Media NFS

APICULUTUM SPRING 2018

61cm (W) x 51cm (H) x 3.5cm (D) SOLD

mixed media on wood panel, paper, acrylic paint, pastel, beeswax

COCKATOO SORTIE  2018
Mixed Media

103 cm (W) x 70 cm (H) NFS

BLACKBIRD IN MULBERRY. 2018

51cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)

mixed media on wood panel, paper, acrylic paint, pastel, beeswax

$840.00

HERE HARE HERE 2018 30 cm (W) x 40cm (H)

Mixed Media SOLD

UNDER THE BURSARIA SPINOSA 2018

PONTVILLE MUSE 2016 SOLD

84cm (W) x 68cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)

mixed medium on wood panel

WINTER 2018

51cm (W) x 61cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)

mixed media on wood panel, paper, acrylic paint, pastel, beeswax

$840.00