Sacred bark

From July to September 2017 a visit to see my family in Melbourne Australia inspired a series of work based on the local landscape. I travelled between the central plains of Gippsland to Melbourne many times.

I was taking care of a rural property at Stratford right by an indigenous reserve and the view across the river, plains and away to the mountains. With nearby locations such as the blue pool, ninety-mile beach, lakes, mountains and even rainforest so I had plenty of exciting visual imagery to enjoy. 

My means for painting were limited but I had access to a large workshop with wood burning stove (Victoria can get cold in the winter) so I decided to make some flow paintings. 

The local community was very welcoming and offered a small exhibition space in the Segue Arts Gallery.

The Segue Art Cafe is on the Princes Highway as it runs through Stratford towards the Lakes in Central Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

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