Colour Notes from the Heart

Exhibition at The Main Gallery, Halifax Street, Adelaide

January 22 – February 12, 2022

This body of work started when Australia was burning and has been making its way through the upheaval and uncertainty of the pandemic.

It traces gratitude for regeneration, home, family and beauty.

Each work began with an iPad finger drawing or painting made from life. Many were made whilst hurtling along the highway in a car.

The iPad drawings are like taking notes and the finger marks embody the time spent immersed in that drawing, searching for colour or form.

Some images remain in their original state, others are re-explored as paintings.

In many of the paintings, the subject has become the finger marks themselves.

In others, quick line drawings about a loved one are filled with colour from memory and imagination.

1_Tjoritja_2021, Oil on linen, 60cmx60cm, $1200
2 Hurtling from Ti-Tree to Alice, 2021, Oil on linen, 60cmx60cm $1200
3 Hot afternoon at Wugularr, 2021, Oil on linen, 64cm x 80cm SOLD
4 Hurtling to Watarrka, 2021, Oil on linen, 61cmx81cm, SOLD
5 Hurtling from Tennant Creek to Daly Waters, 2021, Oil on linen, 60cmx90cm, $1600
6 Hurtling towards Uluru, 2021, oil on canvas, 36cmx66cm SOLD
7 At Kantju Gorge, Uluru, 2021, Oil on linen, 40cmx46cm SOLD
8 This side of sunset, Wugularr, 2021, 0il on linen, 40cm x 46cm SOLD
9 Hurtling from Alice Springs to Kulgera, 2021, Oil on linen, 40cmx46cm SOLD
10 Hurtling towards Elliot, 2021, Oil on linen, 40cm x 46cm SOLD
11 After the Burning (Ground), 2020, Oil on rescued board, 46cmx14cm SOLD
12 After the Burning(mid storey), 2020, oil on rescued board, 46cmx14cm SOLD
13 After the Burning (Sky and Leaves), 2020, oil on rescued board, 46cmx14cm SOLD
14 Colour Notes, Kata Tjuta, 2021, oil on linen, 152cmx61cm NFS
15 Colour Notes, Amphitheatre Gorge, Kakadu, 2021, Oil on linen, 93cmx135cm $3500
16 Colour Notes, Tjoritja, 2021, Oil on linen, 84cmx135cm $3000
17 Colour Notes, Saltbush and mulga, 2021, Oil on linen, 25cmx25cm SOLD
18_ Colour Notes, Coober Pedy to the border, 2021, Oil on linen, 25cmx25cm SOLD
19 Colour Notes, Coober Pedy to Marla, 2021, Oil on linen, 25cmx25cm SOLD
20 Relic 1 2020 Oil on rescued board 46cmx14cm SOLD
21 Relic 2, 2020, oil on rescued board, 34cmx19cm SOLD
22 Relic 3, 2020, oil on rescued board, 34cmx19cm SOLD
23 Relic 4, 2020, oil on rescued board, 16cmx30cm, SOLD
24 Relic 5, 2020, oil on rescued board, 20cmx15cm SOLD
25 Vast 1-6, 2021, Group of miniatures on offcut wood, Dimensions variable $600(group)
26 Grandma enthroned, 2021, Oil on board, 36cmx46cm, $900
27 Maxx Thoughtful, 2021, Oil on board, 44cmx60cm $975
28 Granny playing scrabble, 2021, oil on board, 36cmx46cm $900
29 Zoom 1 (Pas and Me), 2021, Oil on linen, 56cmx35cm $800
30 Zoom 2 (Clara and Anne), 2021, Oil on linen, 60cmx67cm $900
31 Wugularr dusk, 2021, iPad finger drawing printed on aluminium, 20cmx25cm, edition of 10
2 SOLD, 8 Available