My love of painting the Australian landscape comes from living in far western Queensland where the stark colours of the red of the earth and the green of the trees is inspiration in itself. I have been painting for a long time now under various well known artists in Brisbane some at the BIA, including three years in Melbourne when I painted under Donald Cameron and Jenny Darling –and experienced plein air painting in the cold Melbourne winters where we tied our easels down with bricks and painted at the artists’ haven of Montsalvat. I love the blues of the Australian sky and the earth colours of the landscape. I paint mainly in oils and love the smell of the paint which inspires me. I have exhibited with other artists from time to time including in Melbourne.