Cattai Ridge, 1976
watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper

"Her strength is in draftsmanship and sensitive observation of trees and their branching. She discovers lyrical grace in twisting limbs as in 'Bush Moot', 'View of the Lane Cove River', 'Broken Branch'.” ~ Elizabeth Young, The Advertiser (1972)

WATERCOLOURS

The artist favours watercolour for flower and nature studies and has produced countless portrait studies in watercolour, including babies and children.  She sometimes combines watercolour with mixed-media, pen, and pencil, using pure watercolour for landscape compositions and more finished portraits.  The compositions for the artist’s major acrylic paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour sketches.

Her landscape compositions are influenced by the poetic approach of Chinese masters who capture the essence of a scene after immersing themselves in the environment. This all-encompassing perspective is in direct contrast to the limiting “snapshot” view painted at the scene.  In some of her watercolour landscapes she paints on crumpled Japanese paper to create a shimmering textural effect.

27 Works to view
27 Works to view

1976 - 1986:

Developed narrative compositions and portraits in a fugal-style, where the subjects are repeated from various viewpoints rather than the traditional single viewpoint. Satire and humour introduced. Began exploring aerial view compositions, combining actual size of subject with surroundings in perspective. Techniques: acrylic on panel; collage; watercolour ... read more

  • Pumpkin Leaves, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    36.7 x 53 cm
  • Uncle Ted Watching TV, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Uncle Ted Watching TV, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Uncle Ted Talking, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Uncle Ted Drinking Tea, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
    Private collection
  • Uncle Ted Eating Egg, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Frau Weiss, Sie müssen essen, 1980
    watercolour
    27.5 x 37.5 cm
  • Marienplatz Underground Station (Munich), 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Cul-de-sac Composition Sketch, 1972
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • The Edge of the Lake / Umber, 1972
    watercolour
    35 x 46 cm (var)
  • Clearing / Moonlight 1, 1971 circa
    watercolour
    33 cm dia (est)
    Private collection
  • Five Trees, 1971
    watercolour
    45 x 60 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Tree Group, 1971
    watercolour
    40 x 57 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Paul Watching TV, 1970 circa
    watercolour
    75 x 55 cm
  • Paul Watching TV, 1970 circa
    watercolour
    75 x 55 cm
  • She-Oaks by the Upper Colo, 1970
    watercolour
    35 x 48 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Old Rocks, 1969 circa
    watercolour
    35 x 51 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Moon / Moonlight 2, 1969
    watercolour
    33 cm dia (est)
    Private collection
  • Michaela in Dress I Made, 1968 circa
    watercolour
    55 x 42 cm (var)
  • Observant Michaela, 1967 circa
    brush and ink
    21.5 x 21.5 cm
  • View of the Lane Cove River, 1967
    watercolour
    50 x 72 cm
    Private collection
  • Blue Mountains Ridge / Rugged Landscape, 1961
    watercolour
    11 x 39 cm
  • Flowering Saltbush, Euriowie Creek, 1961
    watercolour
    38.5 x 55.5 cm
  • Ships in the Harbour, 1961
    watercolour
    23.5 x 38.5 cm
    Private collection
  • Louth Bay, SA, 1960 circa
    watercolour
    56 x 51 cm
    Private collection
  • Boy from Silverton, 1959
    watercolour
    32 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Bill Asleep with Toy Koala, 1958
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 27 cm

WATERCOLOURS : 1976 - 1986 27 Works
WATERCOLOURS : 1976 - 1986 27 Works


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