Madonnas, Muses & the Anima


   
        
          ‘Madonna of the pomegranate’ oil and wax on board, 65 x 50 cm 2019      ︎

This may seem like an odd grouping of the female form, still life and interiors, but the binding element is the feminine, the anima, the subtle but profoundly alluring force that creates, nourishes and also in ancient traditions is said to destroy. My foray into figurative painting began with my muse, my youngest step-daughter Olivia (depicted above) - a truly beautiful young woman, who exudes mystery and a quiet intensity for all that is true, and who has taught me more about myself than anyone.





‘Olivia at 18, with Kousko’ 2013






‘Bedervale kitchen - Braidwood’ 2016








‘Bedervale bath-house’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2016








‘Olivia dreaming’ 2014





‘Still life with dahlias - Clarendon House Tasmania’ oil on board 75 cm x 40cm - finalist work in The Hans Heysen Art Prize, 2011






‘Charlotte Day’ oil on board, 60 x 40 cm, 2013








‘Ilford House kitchen, oil on board, 28 x 31 cm, 2016








‘rejection with Munch’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2014








‘self portrait’ oil on board, 45 x 30 cm, 2013
finalist in Rick Amor Portrait Prize 








‘Her - after La Grande Odalisque’ gold leaf and acrylic on canvas, 15 x 15 cm, 2011







‘Madonna of the metro Paris, ink and gouache on paper, 28 x 22 cm, 2020







‘Ilford House II’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2016 








‘Virginity’ oil on board, 120 x 90 cm, 2014 






‘Back in the day’ oil on board, 70 x 65 cm, finalist work in The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize AGNSW (The Sulman Prize finalist) 2012







‘Ilford House IV’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2016








‘Elizabeth Bay House’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2012








‘Paris’ oil and wax on art board, 70 x 50 cm, 2019 








‘Narcissus’ oil and wax on art board, 70 x 50 cm, 2019







‘Anna’ oil on board, 120 x 45 cm, 2010








‘Ilford House kitchen II’ oil on board, 31 x 28 cm, 2016







‘The bargain’ oil on board, 90 x 120 cm, 2014 








‘Ilford House V’ oil on board, 31 x 23 cm, 2016 






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