Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park 

In 2018 my partner, Sue, and I visited the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Inspired by artists such as Fred Williams, who produced such a superb body of work of the Pilbara in Western Australia, Hans Heyson, Elizabeth Cummings and others, I’ve long wanted to see this landscape for myself.

The dramatic vistas, the extraordinary colours and effects of light that played across the Heyson Range and Wilpena Pound did not disappoint. Other memorable places included Brachina Gorge and Aroona Valley.

Currently I’m working through the photographs and sketches from the trip and experimenting with techniques to best convey my emotional response to this extraordinary landscape.

Overland Track Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park

In 2009, with my partner Sue, I walked the Overland Track in Tasmania from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. It took us six days carrying all our provisions and our tent. It was a profound experience walking in pristine wilderness and it confirmed my love of nature and the natural world.

The scenery ranged from awe inspiring peaks to intimate streams and glades that could have come straight from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. From that journey I eventually completed a series of 35 black and white monotypes which were a distillation of the experience of being in that magnificent environment.

Most of these have never been exhibited, apart from three which featured in my retrospective exhibition, Singular Impressions, in 2013-14. Click here to view works inspired by the Overland Track.