I am painting for my dual exhibition in October called ‘Another kind of language’.
After many years of writing it is so interesting to find myself painting. For me it is another kind of language, the marks go on the canvas and they tell a story. They tell of years walking in the Jarrah forest behind our property in Karagullen and round the lake at Manning Park. They reflect walks along the beach near our home and along the lanes in Ireland. Nature forces it’s way into almost every one but then there are those that are about spending time with my grand children and the students I meet when I visit schools and libraries.
Painting is a way of expressing what I feel that is more immediate than writing. I move between the two.