Final Approach

Final Approach

The most exciting part of flying a plane is the landing: with gear down and flaps extended, you repeatedly monitor aim point, altitude, and airspeed until you can flare and touch down safely. This bird is in full control on final.

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Baobab

Baobab

This is a tribute to these iconic “upside down” sentinels of the African bush.

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Belladonna

Belladonna

We have these Belladonna Lilies growing around our place in the Pakenham hills. In late February they burst out of the ground hitherto unseen, to provide a glorious splash of pinkness. They are like a celebration of fireworks!

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Innocence

Innocence

Photographed in a small village on the perimeter of Mocambique’s Gorongosa National Park, this beautiful child greeted us with the shyest of smiles.

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Kommetjie Fisherman

Kommetjie Fisherman

He wasn't fishing when I met him, but chopping wood. Apparently this is what he did on days when it was too stormy to go out. He happily converted to modelling and agreed to let me take this photograph.

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Zebra

Zebra

Zebras have a stripe pattern that is as unique as as a fingerprint. So too with photo-art: there are countless ways to capture and portray the distinctive character and “attitude” of this iconic African animal.

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Presence

Presence

You can see an African elephant if it moves, but they are capable of such soft, gentle steps that they can move in complete silence. At such times you may only have a sixth sense of their presence...

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Curiosity

Curiosity

There is an Ostrich farm near Swellendam on the famous South African Garden Route, where the Ostriches obligingly gather near the fence, curious to see if that car pulled up by the side of the road brings with it a treat or two! I had fun creating this artwork!

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Caledon

Caledon

My adventurous, curious spirit, always draws me to explore what lies over the hill, round the curve of that dusty road, to the promise of undiscovered treasures. I am rarely disappointed. So too with my art.

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Headland

Headland

So much of our lives are cluttered with detail: schedules, things, sharpness, words. In one sense these shape our world and bring clarity, purpose. In another, they obscure, confuse, and distract. The absence of detail leaves us free to enter a reality shaped only by our own past, and our own drea...

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Tamar Nightfall

Tamar Nightfall

The Tamar Valley in Tasmania runs north-west from the northern city of Launceston to the coast, a distance of approximately 50 km. I was mesmerised by the misty glow of the setting sun and peacefulness of the river gently flowing to the sea, the tree standing sentinel to the river mouth.

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Anticipation

Anticipation

We awaken from our sleep and look towards the dawn light with its promise that we can fly, this day.

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Rainy Day at Lane Cove

Rainy Day at Lane Cove

Lane Cove, a quiet backwater near Georgetown on the Tamar River, Tasmania, provides a safe mooring for boats of all shapes and sizes, just waiting for an artistic opportunity.

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Earth Mother

Earth Mother

William Ricketts was born in 1898 and is remembered for his vision of a modern Australia that embraces Aboriginal spirituality and respect for the natural world was his general message throughout his sculpted artworks. Ricketts, never rich, supported himself through commissioned sales of his art an...

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Royal Women

Royal Women

The Royal Womens Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, is a world-class facility dedicated to improving the health of women of all ages and newborn babies. Outside stands a bronze sculpture depicting women entering and (on the reverse side) leaving the hospital. This artwork was inspired by the strength...

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Bewildered

Bewildered

I created this artwork in the days following the November 2015 Paris attacks, in a bid to ease my bewilderment that the human spirit can harbour such feelings of anger and hatred that would justify this act of cruelty.

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Moving Shadows

Moving Shadows

According to Karl Jung, we all have an unknown dark side, a shadow, which when confronted can reveal our best selves previously hidden from consciousness.

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