Walking down Rue Mouffetarde, one of the oldest streets in Paris, I came across a series of medieval buildings with shutters painted with scenes of medieval life. These paintings had remained bright and interesting for over 500 years. It is this experience that has inspired my own endeavours to produce paintings that can be hung outside on courtyard walls, balconies, gardens, in fact anywhere that a piece of art would add interest to the space.
After two years of researching and painting, I have developed a technique that preserves the artwork. The paintings are UV stable, do not expand or contract in the weather, retain their colour, therefore remaining completely weather proof.
From April 13th to the 22nd my outside art will be on show with an exhibition held on our property at Laguna in the Lower Hunter Valley. Set amongst the vineyard and gum trees the paintings will be showcased in the setting they are intended for. As stand-alone pieces that can be relocated they differ from frescos and murals, as paintings they are unique being specifically designed for the outdoors. The subject matter is varied, from large format medieval genre painting and old master flowers to French and Italian inspired works with animals and still life.
Painting is my passion and I look forward to what each day presents. I hope to share this passion with you as you peruse the works on exhibit. We look forward to seeing you in the paddock. For more information and a sneak peek you can also visit my website.