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101cm (W) x 153cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas



152cm (W) x 152cm (H)
Oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas



55cm (W) x 15cm (H)
Tjanpi (wild harvested grass), raffia, wool, and emu feathers.


Makes me Wonder

51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on Linen


Meeting at the Ritz

102cm (W) x 153cm (H)
Acrylic on linen


'Last Donut Of The Night'

120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil on Linen


Love Stick

102cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil on canvas


Chrysanthamum Boy - and the benefit of foresight

60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
60cm diameter Acrylic on board.



61cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Oil Paint



90cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Pencil on Bristol Board


Sometimes I Fear the Silence.

96cm (W) x 126cm (H)
quality oils on board, professionally framed (100x130 in frame) ready to hang.


Patjarr Creek, 67-17

76.2cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas



150cm (W) x 130cm (H)
Mixed Media. Please note that an electric sander is used as my process. This sometimes creates small holes that are in no way defects just part of the process.


Bondi fast lane

115cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas framed in Black box frame


The Blue Boy

45cm (W) x 58cm (H)
Pigment ink print on rag paper


Front Porch with Wine During Minor Disagreement Ed. 2 of 5

24cm (W) x 18cm (H)
Giclée printed computer drawing on Hahnemühler paper



92cm (W) x 77cm (H)
Oil painting on board


My Grandfather's Country (18-1)

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas


Smoke - Framed Original

71cm (W) x 53.5cm (H)
Marker and pencil on Arches medium textured, 300gsm, cold pressed watercolour paper.


Untitled 1, Juncture

42cm (W) x 61.7cm (H)
Pigment Archival Inkjet Print on Canson Rag Photographique


間 (Ma)

87cm (W) x 72cm (H)
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag



86.5cm (W) x 56cm (H)
acrylic on linen


Moon Glow

122cm (W) x 140cm (H)
The mixed media I have used, is acrylic paint, liners, Gesso, acrylic inks, acrylic texture gel and acrylic varnish.


Interior - Hallway

180cm (W) x 120cm (H)
oil on canvas


Daughter Of Earth (Sp. Hija De La Tierra)

54cm (W) x 54cm (H)
Genuine Gold Leaf & oil painting on Linen


Margaret Kemarre Ross

107cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on linen


Wak Wak

140cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Stringybark with Ochre and PVA Fixative


A Life of Wonders

122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic, Collage, Oil Pastel, Pencil, Collage, Gloss Medium.


The Saga

120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylics on canvas


Savage Garden

122cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic on cradled panel. Gloss varnished with UV protection. Edges sealed with black lacquer.



96cm (W) x 109cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


Lime Green Jumper

76cm (W) x 112cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas



120cm (W) x 85.5cm (H)
Oil on Canvas mounted on board


Wilkinkaarra ­ Lake Mackay, 09ZJ279

91cm (W) x 183cm (H)
Acrylic on Linen


Spirit they've gone

150cm (W) x 100cm (H)
acrylic on canvas


Black Cat of Mykonos

40cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Photography Digital colour, manipulated with textures added, printed on archival paper



55cm (W) x 67cm (H)
Trompe L'oeil style hyper-realistic drawing on paper


Mountains Falls

51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylics on anvas


The Interrogation

97cm (W) x 97cm (H)
Oil on Linen, 97x97cm


Sleepyhead II

27cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Silkscreen, etching, collagraph and collage on Hahnemuhle paper


Sally Rugg

101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
oil on canvas


In the Garden of Eden

57cm (W) x 77cm (H)
watercolour paint on paper



59.6cm (W) x 84.3cm (H)
Hand Cut Stencil & Aerosol


Above and Below

102cm (W) x 100cm (H)
oil on linen, Australian hardwood frame, stretched wrap-around linen, D-rings, gallery wire, ready to hang


Female Form

21cm (W) x 29.7cm (H)
Sewn drawing using cotton thread on paper


Ode to Memory

240cm (W) x 148cm (H)
Oil on stretched linen (framed)


Look Beyond

92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic paint finished in oil on canvas with wooden backing


Bon Appétit (Portrait of Manu Feildel )

160cm (W) x 110cm (H)
oil on panel wood


Superb Suburb II

150cm (W) x 118cm (H)
Artists quality permanent oil paint on stretched canvas


Ngayuku Ngura, 17-106

122cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


frozen ocean with plastic beacon.

41cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Oil painting on stretched canvas



59cm (W) x 54cm (H)
Acrylic on wood panel.


What Goes Up

89cm (W) x 160cm (H)
Oil paint on canvas with raw hardwood frame


My Rubbery World

122cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil on Canvas


Ara Irititja, wb333-16

90cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic paint on plywood, enhanced by walka (designs burnt onto the wood)


Abandoned Dance

150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oils, oil stick and charcoal on canvas


La Lucha

100cm (W) x 70cm (H)
An acrylic and oil painting to represent the battle between two worlds inside us all.


Uruna Tjina (James Range, NT) Catalog no. 155-17

47cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Watercolour on watercolour Paper


Patupiri Wiltja (7968-17)

20cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Tjanpi (wild harvested grass), wool, raffia, emu feathers, wire


Love Over Gold

91cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas


View to the North

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil and beeswax on stretched canvas, ready to hang


Girl with a Basket of Fruit

75cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Gallery Floating Acrylic (Photographic print on metallic paper mounted on acrylic).


Breathing Space

91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
oil on Canvas



122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas


Papa Tjukurpa 11178

91cm (W) x 107cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas


Shine Opposite

120cm (W) x 120cm (H)
oil on canvas


Hamilton passing Carrington

101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
acrylic on canvas


Nyuku Ngurra, 17-87

80cm (W) x 101cm (H)
acrylic paint on canvas


Of Heart and Hands

117cm (W) x 143cm (H)
Oil paint on linen board. Framed



76.2cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on Canvas - Framed


Mr George Fish and His Marvellous Monocular

38cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Oil on Tyvek paper, shadowbox mounted on board.


My Birthing Place 749-17

121.9cm (W) x 101.6cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


Hunting for Honey

227cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Stringybark with Ochre and PVA Fixative



207cm (W) x 135cm (H)
acrylic and ink on canvas


Albany Trio on Turkish Paisley.

60cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil on canvas. Framed.


Morning at Settlers Creek

120cm (W) x 95cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


A Shifting Stillness #4

90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Fine Art Photographic Print


Alpi, 17-686

55.8cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


Cardinal Rules and The Scape Goats

152.4cm (W) x 121.9cm (H)
acrylic on 8 1/2 oz cotton duck


Afterlife Part 1

144cm (W) x 144cm (H)
Acrylic on linen


The Overpass

35.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


Emma J. Hawkins and Unicorn (From The Series The Working Class) 2016

29.7cm (W) x 42cm (H)
inkjet print on Baryta, custom stamped and signed


'at first I was afraid, I was petrified'

42cm (W) x 59.4cm (H)
archival inkjet made from a scanned silver gelatin print with selective toning. Sulphide, gold and selenium


Construct 6/10

80cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Pigment ink-jet print


Conversation with Otto

120cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Oil on canvas, 150x120cm


Magnolia Majesty

110cm (W) x 79cm (H)
Oil on linen


The Hare and LEGO

75cm (W) x 75cm (H)
oil on canvas


Three doves in frangipani (Peace doves) - Major work exhibited at Yering Station Gallery

152cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Oil paint on stretched canvas by well know and both locally and internationally collected artist John Graham


Olive #3

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)


Fertility #2, 2017.

90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Pigment print on lustre paper. Poster sized edition of 100. (Large scale limited edition of 8 also available).


Mind Maps Vs Road Blocks

46cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic and charcoal on cradled panel



45cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil paint and photographic transfer on canvas


The First Lovers 3

26cm (W) x 32cm (H)
These images are strictly limited to an edition of 50 copies and are printed archivally on 300 gsm rag paper . There is a generous paper border.


Sitting Nude

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on Stretched 12 oz Cotton Canvas, Triple Primed, Gallery Wrapped Staple Free Edges


Clowning Around

152cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Oil paint on linen.


Modern Life is Rubbish

56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Watercolour and Acrylic on 650gsm Textured Saunders Watercolour paper, deckled edges all sides. Unframed.