Frontier of Food

9 – 23 August, 2019
Carnarvon Regional Gallery, WA

This body of work was painted during my residency with the Gascoyne Food Council.
Living in a semi-arid landscape where it rarely rains you gain a lot of respect for our precious water resource and the people who dedicate their lives to convert it into beautiful fresh food.

With a bag full of paints I set off on field trips to plantations, pastoral stations and fishing harbours in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia to record my impressions of this compelling story.

Bounty From The Brine

Oil on linen
61 x 61 cm
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The Beekeeper

Oil on linen
49 x 64 cm box framed in oak
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Mango Tree in Bloom

Oil on linen
33.5 x 44 cm box framed in oak

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Strawberries in The Patch

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm box framed in oak

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Capsicum Harvest

Oil on linen
44 x 33.5 cm box framed in oak
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Sunset Over Cornfield

Oil on linen
33.5 x 44 cm box framed in oak
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Winter Morning Grazing

Oil on linen
64 x 49 cm box framed in oak
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Browsing in The Rangelands

Oil on linen
64 x 49 cm box framed in oak

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Gascoyne River

Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm
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Gascoyne Landscape

Oil on canvas
20 x 20 cm framed

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Mardathuna Outcrop

Watercolour on Arches paper
43 X 37 cm framed

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Sweetcorn

Watercolour on Arches paper
20.32 x 30.48 cm framed

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New Moon

Oil on birch board
60 cm diameter

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From The Source: A Landscape of Food

6 – 18 August, 2018
Carnarvon Regional Gallery, WA

This body of work was painted during a residency with the Gascoyne Food Council.

With a bag full of paints ready to go at any time, I would often drop everything to be at a plantation as the crops were being harvested or to drive inland to capture a moment in time before it was gone, Each of these paintings form part of a bigger story which I would like to share here.

Inland Gascoyne is where, as a result of rare rainfall events, water is shed and begins to flow through the catchment of the Gascoyne River. This rainfall transforms the rangelands that are grazed by livestock. When it reaches Carnarvon it replenishes the aquifers where it is converted into fruit and vegetables on the Gascoyne Delta. The river then discharges into Shark Bay triggering the spawning of a variety of seafood.

At Sea Shark Bay Crabs

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm box framed in oak

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Last Two Mangoes

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm box framed in oak

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Carnarvon Farm

Oil on canvas
45 x 45 cm

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River Flowing

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm box framed in oak

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Cattle of The Rangelands

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm box framed in oak

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Banana Farmer

Oil on linen
60.96 x 45.72 cm

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Dusk Mount Augustus

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm box framed in oak
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Eye Spy Mount Augustus

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm box framed in oak

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Ancient Rock Mount Augustus

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm box framed in oak

$550