Oil on masonite
90 x 100 cm
The catalyst for this work was the experience of being immersed in a field of sunflowers. I remember being dwarfed in their presence yet at the same time incredibly invigorated. As I began to paint this work I realised it was also about a dear friend and fellow artist, Rae. She was such a curious, full of life, generous soul, being with her made me more inquisitive, more present, lighter and less serious. There is something universally rich about Australian Landscape can’t be confined to a vista, it is also relational where every moment together life giving and precious.