"Gnarlbine Studio looks over Lake Gnotuk in Western Victoria, Australia. An inspiring landscape.
My artworks reflect both the formative natural landscape that embraces us and the thoughts, ideas and conversations held around the humble kitchen table.
Mundane domestic objects are juxtaposed with quirky links from the outside world.
The common magpie visits often and creates a certain harmony with the painting, with clinking and clanking of pots and pans combined with friendships created, music bouncing off the walls, songbirds replying, magpies collecting the scattered cake crumbs from the shaking of the tablecloth on the back porch.
My handmade brushes pay homage to the delicate construction the birds undertake in order to care for their families.
I look and look again, seeking to capture the movement, fancifulness and simplicity of everyday items.
I find treasures; a fallen leaf, rocky outcrops, elegant trees. My eyes seek the ever changing horizon, the changing colours of sky, hill and lake.
Colac Otway Arts Trail respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land - Gulidjan and Gadubanud, Their Ancestors and Elders, past, present and all First Nation’s people of this country