Born in the days of the “Industrial Revoloution” White Bay Power Station
was a symbol o
f cutting edge technology. Today it remains an impressive
(but decaying) landmark that
was once called the Gateway to Balmain’s
Industrial  Waterfront
Still standing, although visibly crumbling of late, this fascinating structure displays
a rich aray of textures, patterns and colours under the bright Spring sunlight.
These very small paintings explore the architectural details that inspire these awesome
graphic shapes and colours.
The Close Up series of Small White Bay paintings is now on display
in my window at 95 Beattie Street Balmain
and can be purchased from me.
This exhibition will continue, on a rotation basis with new local rooftop paintings,
until December.

, 16/07/13, 8:43 AM, 16C, 6000x6520 (0+656), 100%, Custom, 1/25 s, R57.6, G3.0, B11.8

I enjoyed a break from the power station and power poles for a while,
when I painted Rocks & Sea for the Queensland exhibition (previous post).

So I created a few more. Where sea and land meet, the waves constantly play
with the shoreline.  It’s here that nature makes its unique patterns and sounds,
showing it’s moods of tranquility, great beauty, power and even violence.
Either way, we seem always fascinated by this spectacular ever changing coastline.
For me, having spent much time on the beach as a child, I feel a strong connection
with the coast, and a place I never tire from.
The series is now on display at 95 Beattie Street Balmain and can be
purchased from me.
These are also available as Giclée fine art prints.


I’m happy to announce I am a finalist in this year’s Lethbridge 10000
Art Award and Gallery Exhibition.
My painting is called Rocks & Sea
In it’s 4th year, the exhibition is open to national and international artists for small-scale
artworks up to 60cm in any direction. The Lethbridge Gallery has a strong reputation
for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity, so I’m very excited
to be included in this exhibition.
Exhibition dates: 15-30 June 2013
Lethbridge Gallery 136 Latrobe Terrace Paddington Brisbane 4064

Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm


Parts of rooftops are creeping into my small power pole paintings
of late, but it’s perhaps more interesting this way.
Walking around on a fine day to see the locations of the paintings, is a great
weekend pastime. While I’m working on these little paintings, I’m also devoting time
to a larger series of paintings with a harbour theme. A mix of the sea and industry.
Stay tuned…

Receding tide-nw

Summer is over so I decided to dip a toe in (as they say) and re-work this website.
(A brave move as web coding is really not my thing)
Not much has changed except that a selection of sold paintings are now archived.
The small paintings are divided by subject. And everything else is a larger painting.
Oh, and there is a little story link in Small White Bay and Small Rooftops, if you are interested
in what I have to say. There is no blog anymore, just this site, and FaceBook.
All created in one place for easy navigation, and of course, your enjoyment!

wb wall

Most of my current small White Bay paintings are now sold!
The last ones can be seen on my wall at 95 Beattie Street Balmain.
I am, however, working on some more, and will continue to paint the power station
until work begins on it’s… redevelopment. I have noticed a few more broken
windows lately, and some cleaning up has occurred around the grounds.
Aside from that, all seems quiet for now. Meanwhile, there is a new small series
of local power poles to see, as mentioned in my last post.  There are a few other
things are happening as well, so visit this space regularly to stay informed.



Power poles are everywhere but most people don’t pay much attention to them.
These remnants of the industrial revolution seem outdated and dinosaur-like
in this digital age. Some say they are ugly and just clutter the landscape.
But power poles are interesting, because like fingerprints, no two are the same.
Each has it’s own unique character, some are new and smooth, others are gnarled and battered
by the ravages of time and weather. Some wires create strong geometric patterns, some are
a mess of tangled lace that look frighteningly chaotic while some appear somewhat spartan,
but they all have a common functionality that works, even today. These paintings are of local
power poles around Balmain and Rozelle. This series can be seen at in my window at
95 Beattie Street from 16 December and can be purchased here

, 11/09/12, 2:10 PM, 16C, 6000x7306 (0+0), 100%, Custom, 1/20 s, R60.2, G6.0, B14.9

I’m excited to announce that my painting ‘Sea Dogs’ has been selected
for inclusion in the $20,000 ANL Maritime Art Prize!
Recognised as Australia’s leading maritime art award highlighting excellence
in maritime and seafaring subjects in art. The exhibition represents traditional and
contemporary works focusing on “the relationship between humanity and the sea”
and assists in raising the profile of the 1.5 million merchant seafarers responsible
for transporting more than 90 per cent of world trade. For their safe and
efficient operations, ships depend on seafarers working far from home and family
for many months, sometimes years, often in harsh and dangerous conditions.
The winner will be announced on the opening night, 4 October.
Exhibition dates: 5-31 October 2012 at Mission to Seafarers
717 Flinders Street Docklands Melbourne 3008.
My painting sold on opening night! 


My viewing wall (not an art gallery) but a street front window
where a selection of my very small paintings can be seen live at
95 Beattie Street in Balmain. 
see map
These little oil paintings on canvas, are all for sale and are only available directly
via this website (click here to enquire or call me on 0414 552 077).
The exhibition features paintings from the Very Small Paintings collection:
White Bay Power Station and the rooftops of Balmain, rotating every 2-3 months (or so).

Larger paintings can be purchased either from relevant art galleries or via
this website (each image is captioned with the details). Meanwhile…. I’m working
on larger White Bay paintings and a new harbourside and waterfront series.