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Artist's rendering of Lake Eyre, South Australia
01
From Nasa Space Capsule
Size: 910mm x 910mm
Mixed Media on Canvas
Lake Eyre in South Australia is the terminal point for drainage in the Lake Eyre Basin, one of the world’s largest internally draining systems To get a sense of scale here the Basin can fit the size of France,
Germany and Italy combined into the space . It sits 15 meters below sea level and is the largest salt pan in the world. Spanning 9,300 square kilometres, the Lake Eyre salt pan fills with water a few times each century when the rivers of Queensland’s channel country in the northeast receive enough water to push through the dry maze of channels on the edge of the Simpson Desert. The Lake filled in January 2015 and it is recorded that only in the last 160 years it has filled three times.

02
Size: 915mm x 915mm
Mixed Media on Canvas
A canvas showing the Lake in another mood. Mysterious and cool, I loved this feeling.  Had a great time, getting the underpainting and laying in one on top of the other oils paints to give the effect. The gestural and emotional abstraction is for me really wonderful.
What happens of course is the paint decides how it is going to go, especially laying in a lot of glaze medium.

03
Size: 615mm x 615mm
Mixed Media on Canvas
A slightly smaller canvas showing when the Lake was in flood in January 2015.
This is a Tributary with all its off shoots and the lovely sands.
I felt a soothing musical feeling from this painting and perhaps a healing will come from it.  Just the fact that it rained and all the birds and animals are collecting.


04
Size: 615mm x 615mm
Mixed Media on Canvas
I was so excited by the textural forms I found myself doing on this canvas it forms are
tangibly touchable and it makes me want to run my fingers over it all the time.

05
Size: 615mm x 615mm
Mixed Media on Canvas
This canvas is showing Lake Eyre in the driest of times with the glowing sands and definite ridges, the words that come to mind are beautiful, arid, harsh, dry and monumental.

06
Size: 615mm x 615mm
Mixed Media on Canvas
I just love the feeling of heart in this painting on canvas. I used a part of the root of a tree in my garden, I felt that I was feeling the throbbing artery of the river and heart of the tree, all combined with each other. The colours were sensational and the whole painting gives me such a joyful feeling.

07
Size: 1200mm x 1200mm
Mixed Media on Canvas
“Salt 1 “
I loved the space and form and texture that I was able to indulge in here.
It shows the terrific salt formations and the emptiness of the area with flowing and liquid areas on either side. As the water recedes leaving the salt it starts off a lovely shade of pink, going to shimmering white.




08
Size: 1200mm x 1200mm
Mixed Media on Canvas
In this painting using wide sweeping gestures was very releasing.
Mark Rothko's ability to make colour shine through darknesswas something I was aiming for and feel that this version of my painting “Salt 2“ achieved that deep colour, the emotion of the waves of sand and salt and the feeling of silence and peace.