Perth Metropolis Art Prints
We have so many days of sunshine here in Perth. The light lifts our spirits like the birds take to the sky.
The Rottnest Island lighthouse is casting its spell of safety over our people. It’s guiding them on their journey home.
Nearing twilight, over the water you can feel the glow of the city’s heart.
I love the sound of Rokeby Road in Subiaco because it sounds like Rocky Road. The thing I love about streets like this is that they tend to attract really talented bakers, cake makers and baristas. There are bookshops and a more relaxed pace. Boucla has always been my favourite cafe.
Life flows through the heart of the city from the north to south. Roads, railways, waterways and wildlife. A vibrant celebration. A treasured pattern of connection to each other.
These are our fun places. They lift our hearts with joy and discovery. Here we live, surrounded by a life of adventure.
I love the red-tail cockatoos, the magpies, the twenty eights and the seagulls. They make sense of our crazy world and live beside us so generously. I think of them as a blessing, that they habitually turn up in my yard every year. I really like them.
This painting is about how we’re part of a bigger world with the complexity of bridges, houses and busy places. There is this longing in all of us to find the playful space. There’s the shallows, the Ferris wheel, rainbow colours and the beach. This is about the childhood spirit, that resides in all of us.
This is Rottnest, Cottesloe, Perth city and the waterways. I painted them with a very gentle, buttery, soft sunlight. It caresses like a soothing, sort of balm. There’s a restfulness, the ships in port, fully loaded, sitting heavy in the water. I’m reflecting on the calmness and tranquillity here.