Rottnest Island Paintings

Celebrate the days of summer. Storybook times when life slows down and children play as if the day will last forever. Quiet nights, bright stars and the gentle sound of boats moored close to the shore.

Art helps you remember that feeling of freedom and simplicity.

These original oil paintings of Rottnest Island can take you back there. Every day.

Bliss, an oil painting by Ken Rasmussen

Bliss

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
KN79

You’re at Rottnest, and it feels like a party because the place casts a spell over you. The clouds turn into balloons as the spirit of the place lifts you. The island transforms your thinking, and you feel happy and carried away by its charm.

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Enchanted by Ken Rasmussen

Enchanted

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
YL79

When the sun goes down at Rottnest, you see all the lovely colours. Perth is turning gold and pink in the sunset. All the lights are coming on and starting to sparkle. The evening light still shines into the water, turning it into a vivid turquoise. I find it mesmerising and enchanting.

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Radical Optimist, an oil painting by Ken Rasmussen

Radical Optimist

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
MK59

I have always felt in a more optimistic frame of mind when I’m at Rottnest. The beaches and the ships delight me. I’ve made the clouds party balloons to capture the joy of being there. It’s a magical place that brings out the best in me.

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Still In Paradise - Oil Painting by Ken Rasmussen showing Rottnest, Cottesloe and Fremantle

Still In Paradise

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
PZ31

This is about coming to rest. In this painting of Perth, the big container ship is anchored off the coast between Cottesloe and Rottnest and the water is quite still. This is where we slow down to look at what we really have, this wonderful paradise around us.

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Home By The Sea - Oil Painting by Ken Rasmusssen

Home By The Sea

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
PV70

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Selected Sold Works

Rottnest Holiday by Ken Rasmussen

Rottnest Holiday

$2,450.00

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 610 × 610 mm
NZ31

You can feel the magic as you make the crossing. Leaving on the ferry from Fremantle is the start of your escape. The ships, the water, the freedom of Rottnest. Every day is a holiday.

Sandy Embraces & Wet Hugs

Sandy Embraces & Wet Hugs

$5,000.00

Oil on Canvas Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
TB61

QL65 Rottnest Ken Rasmussen Oil on Linen 120cm x 120cm

Rottnest

$5,600.00

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
QL65

This about total joy. It’s about happiness at the end of a lovely day at Rottnest. There’s a beautiful sunset and you become more aware of all the fabulous things going on around you.

All This Delight by Ken Rasmussen

All This Delight

$9,300.00

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1830 × 1220 mm
WJ52

Kelly's Sunburnt Kids

Kelly’s Sunburnt Kids

$3,450.00

Oil on Canvas Painting
Dimensions 760 × 760 mm
Framing (Board)
VM62

Rottnest's Wet And Sandy Hugs by Ken Rasmussen

Rottnest’s Wet and Sandy Hugs

$5,500.00

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
SR27

This is about kids and their beach holidays. There are the whales coming in for a visit past Cottesloe and Rottnest. You can see the Dingo Flour sign, lighthouses and even the pretend smugglers cave at Bathers Beach. Giant cargo ships cruise in and out of the harbour. Really this is a children’s paradise.

Starry Rottnest by Ken Rasmussen - Oil Painting on Canvas

Starry Rottnest

$5,250.00

Oil on Canvas Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
QL44

RS98 Sweet Pretty Little Island vy Ken Rasmussen

Sweet Pretty Little Island

$5,300.00

Oil on Canvas Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
RS98

TW77 Rottnest Waits For You by Ken Rasmussen

Rottnest Waits For You

$2,900.00

Oil on Canvas Painting
Dimensions 1015 × 760 mm
TW77

Here is our golden place. Like a sparkling brooch we wear on our summer. Again we rediscover with the beaches of our lost selves.

Cottesloe and Rottnest

Cottesloe and Rottnest

$5,350.00

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 1220 × 1220 mm
Framing (Board)
HM63

Here are two places that so many of us go to escape our routine. And relax. To me, the ships are our problems that can loom large when they are up close. Time and perspective sees them retreat to dots on the horizon.

Falling Star In The Pocket - Oil Painting by Ken Rasmussen showing Perth, the Swan River and Rottnest

A Shooting Star In Your Pocket

$2,560.00

Oil on Linen Painting
Dimensions 610 × 610 mm
LH66

Stars are peeping out at twilight. They sparkle on the water. There’s a slow moonrise. Headlights are leading us home. We share the precious seconds of a shooting star. All memories we keep close in a pocket.