An Encyclopaedia of Australian Birds handed to me by my Grandmother has always been a tucked away treasure in my bookshelf…

Cherishing the early morning cuppa sipped on the front porch before the house has woken, watching the wattle birds dance in the banksia, spending an afternoon drawing in the sunshine with a magpie family to keep me company, or even as I watch on as the young magpie takes pride in acquiring a stolen treat or two from the dog’s (Bill) breakfast bowl, it seems only inevitable that I would create this body of work. I have tried to capture those moments in my paintings, for the viewer to ‘stop and listen to the birds’, even if just for a moment!