A painting by artist Roger Kemp

Roger Kemp, Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne 2019

I was very taken with the Roger Kemp exhibition at the Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne, https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/roger-kemp/ in December, 2019, for three main reasons.  Firstly, we had the opportunity to see the progress of an artist’s work from his youth to later years.   He painted with great immediacy, often with oil on cardboard, flattening forms, which linked him […]

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A painting called Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 70 by Robert Motherwell

Shapes : Robert Motherwell

I was first introduced to the abstract expressionist painting of Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) after a visit to the Abstract Expressionist exhibition in Bilbao in 2017.   It is, however, Motherwell’s paintings on Elegy to the Spanish Republic, painted between 1948-1967, which interest me most. He painted over 100 paintings on the subject, and was always seeking […]

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A sculpture called Sleeping Woman, by Charles Ray, exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (2015)

“Sleeping Woman” by Charles Ray

This was my favourite artwork by Charles Ray at his Art Institute of Chicago 2015 exhibition. Although this work is made from solid stainless steel, the woman reminds me of the Sleeping Venus by Giorgione or Ophelia, the latter also painted by various artists including a more recent version by a Royal Academician in Britain. Ray marvelled […]

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Katharine Hepburn, painted by Everett Raymond Kintsler, 1982, Smithsonian Institute of Art, Washington DC. (Used by permission of the artist)

Katherine Hepburn by Everett Raymond Kinstler

In moving slowly through the wonderful American Portrait Gallery in Washington, this artwork of Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003), painted by her friend Everett Raymond Kinstler (born 1926) caught my eye. Kinstler is one of America’s foremost portrait painters – the National Portrait Gallery has acquired 75 of his works for its permanent collection, and in 1999 it […]

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New work

The slideshow shows some of my most recent paintings featuring marine life, coastal scenes, the Shark Bay area and the gorges of Western Australian. You can pause the slideshow by moving your mouse over the main image. If you like my work I’d love you to follow me on Facebook and share my website with […]

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Shark Bay

Shark Bay is part of a World Heritage Site in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia around 800 kilometres (500 miles) north of Perth, the state capital. With its combination of long coastlines, islands and peninsulas, it is a harsh, unforgiving and yet stunningly beautiful environment. I love the juxtaposition of raw earth, mangrove-fringed lagoons, […]

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Other subjects

The slideshow shows a sample of paintings featuring a range of subjects, including a local bobtail lizard (Tiliqua), a group of elderly men sailing their model yachts, the tragic tale of a brave sacrifice to save a friend (Three Boys Park) and an interpretation of the seasons through the eyes of both white and Indigenous […]

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Coastal scenes

Western Australia is a vast state with 20,781 km (12,913 miles) of coastline, including 7,892 km (4,904 miles) of island coastline. The coastal scenery varies from granite and sandstone cliffs through to broad white beaches and mangrove-fringed inlets, and all of it is a magnet for an artist. The slideshow shows a sample of my […]

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My Art

Click any of the albums listed below to see samples of my art, including works that are still available for purchase.New workSome of my latest artworks Marine lifeLife in our oceans, past and present Coastal scenesPaintings of the WA coast NW gorgesThe spectacular gorges of Australia’s NW Shark BayThe lagoons, mangroves and hinterland of Shark Bay WA […]

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WA fauna

I have long been entranced with the amazing animals that live in Western Australia.  With an area of 2,500,000 square kilometres, Western Australia covers one third of the Australian continent. Most excitingly for animal lovers, more than half of Australia’s biodiversity hotspots and a significant percentage of its unique flora and fauna are found here. As well as being […]

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NW Gorges

The slideshow shows a sample of paintings featuring scenes from gorges in North Western Australian. You can pause the slideshow by moving your mouse over the main image. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, please note its title and click here. And if you’d like to know about the gorges, scroll down below the slideshow […]

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Marine life

The slideshow shows a sample of paintings featuring the marine life of the Indian Ocean, past and present, including turtles, shells, fossilised ammonites and the coelacanth. You can pause the slideshow by moving your mouse over the main image. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, please note its title and click here.  

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Photograph of "Casa Tornada" (2013) by Rafael Gómezbarros

Saatchi Gallery, Pangaea: new art from Africa and Latin America

Pangaea: new art from Africa and Latin America was held at Saatchi from 2nd April to 2nd November 2014.  The African and Latin American theme was stunning, and appealed on both emotional and conceptual levels, as many paintings dealt with war, suffering and religious conflicts. The sculpture “Casa Tomada” by Columbian artist Rafael Gómezbarros was outstanding. The artist had used […]

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Photograph of "Mimosa" by Matisse

Matisse at the Tate Modern

The Henri Matisse: Cut-Outs exhibition ran at London’s Tate Modern from 17th April to 7th September 2014. Built in the former Bankside Power Station, Southwark, the Tate Modern might arguably be one of the most-visited modern museums in the world and it was a great venue for this popular exhibition from one of France’s finest artists. I so enjoyed the […]

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