Upon resettling to Australia in 2018 I immediately began a residency at the historic mining town of Hill End in rural New Sew Wales. The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) runs a wonderful residency program for artists who can live and work in several charming cottages- originally the homes of the important artists Donald Friend and Jean Bellette.
For the month of June last year I had the chance to create a small body of work which was exhibited at Lethbridge Gallery in Brisbane.
After several years overseas it was a lovely experience to be in such a quaint and isolated place, back in the Australian landscape and able to work directly from life. Long European winters had prepared me for a somewhat chilly month, so I could stay fairly productive.
Below are many of the studies and the final artwork which I created at that time.