“I moved to Goulburn in 2021, to the lands of the Njunawal and Gundungurra people, all masked up & socially-distanced. The forests of eucalypts, gorges and waterfalls breathed a deep welcome and I was inspired to revisit my love for landscape painting. The woodlands here bare evidence of fires, floods, droughts, rainstorms and suburban development. Roos and wallabies live amongst snow-gums and scribblys. Tiny bugs zig-zag trails up tree trunks; as seasons change, bark peels to reveal new colours. Birdsong everywhere. And silence.
Meanwhile, a Cortina shimmers like an installation, immersed mid forest, not going anywhere soon.”