Beside the Falls

Inspiration: This artwork depicts the rushing water of Russell Falls, Mt Field national park, Tasmania, as viewed from part way up a track that leads to the top of the falls. I am often inspired by the visual effects of moving water and this was a perfect example, with white areas forming where fast flowing … Read more

Rainforest Floor, Tarkine

Inspiration: Corinna is a tiny settlement on the Pieman River, located at the edge of the Tarkine wilderness in North West Tasmania. Set within temperate rainforest, this former mining village now offers accommodation and camping platforms from which visitors can explore the remote area. There are many walks into the surrounding rainforest, and on a … Read more

Morning Journey

Inspiration: Corinna is a tiny settlement on the Pieman River, located at the edge of the Tarkine wilderness in North West Tasmania. Set within temperate rainforest, this former mining village now offers accommodation and camping platforms from which visitors can explore the remote area. I was lucky enough to stay here for several days, and … Read more

Gathering

Inspiration: At the northern end of White Beach, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, there is a camping ground with easy access to the water down a sandy path through bottlebrush and native geraniums. Throughout the summer months it is often full of campers going about their holiday activities in small, independent groups – friendly, but generally not … Read more

Mountain Panorama

Inspiration: On a recent rainy winter day, the weather cleared in the late afternoon when the sun was fairly low in the sky. The air was misty and a row of low clouds moved down the valley between Kingston and Mount Wellington, southern Tasmania. The clouds were moving fast and the light conditions changing dramatically … Read more

Russell Falls

Inspiration: Earlier this year I visited Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park, Tasmania. It is a short walk from the visitors’ centre, following the river through rainforest surrounded by moss-covered ground and light filtering through the high trees. The track opens out at the base of the cascading tiers of Russell falls – probably … Read more

Perspectives

Inspiration: Earlier this year I was part of a group of artists who were taken on a walking tour of the barracks building at Willow Court in New Norfolk, Tasmania, 35 km south of Hobart. Our visit centred around the barracks building, which is the oldest remaining part of the Willow Court Asylum Complex – a … Read more

Lost Forests

Inspiration: As a young student in the mid 1980s, I experienced the privilege of scuba diving through a kelp forest in the Tinderbox Marine Reserve in southern Tasmania. It was like suddenly finding myself in a magical world which had existed, unseen and unsuspected, right alongside where I lived my daily life. It was one … Read more

Above the Falls

Inspiration: This artwork was inspired by the view across the river valley from the top of Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park, Tasmania. It is a short walk from the visitors’ centre, following the river through rainforest surrounded by moss-covered ground and light filtering through the high trees. The track opens out at the … Read more

Lilydale Dawn

Inspiration: Lilydale is a small town in northern Tasmania on the north-western slopes of Mount Arthur, surrounded by orchards and farms. On a short getaway last spring I was up uncharacteristically early, and stepped out of the sliding doors of our bed-and-breakfast to a breathtakingly beautiful display of dawn light shining through gaps in the … Read more