I have painted for 60 years very much as an enthusiastic hobbyist.. I developed my art in many countries whilst pursuing my main career. My art education has come naturally from visiting the major galleries of the world and seeing the work of local artists - in that sense Spain probably had the most influence on my work. In recent years I have combined my lifelong interest in birds with my need to paint and thus my first paintings for this site will be of Australian birds. In my bird paintings I strive to convey the essence of the bird through typical poses and activities whilst paying heed to the characteristics of the painting medium. My first collection for bluethumb will be of watercolours with some larger paintings in gouache.




Participation in relevant art exhibitions mainly at the Bowral Art Gallery.


Have been published in Australian Artist magazine - article on still-life painting in oils.


Edward Seago, Frank Harris Ching, John Singer Sergeant

15cm (W) x 23cm (H)
watercolour on watercolour paper
48cm (W) x 34cm (H)
Watercolour paint on Saunders Waterford (UK) archival paper
34cm (W) x 23cm (H)
Watercolour on quality watercolour paper such as as Arches(France) and Saunders Waterford (UK).
30cm (W) x 22cm (H)
watercolour on paper
38cm (W) x 57cm (H)
Pen and ink and water
28cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Watercolour on quality crafted watercolour paper
19cm (W) x 28cm (H)
watercolour on heavy, traditionally crafted watercolour paper
19cm (W) x 28cm (H)
watercolour on heavy, traditionally crafted European watercolour paper
19cm (W) x 28cm (H)
Watercolour on heavy, traditionally crafted watecolour paper
28cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Watercolour on heavy, traditionally made European watercolour paper