This painting is part of a series and is inspired by of the sandstone cliffs around the coast of in Victoria, Australia and the Great Ocean Road.
I spent a lot time at Angelsea at my grandparents house when I was a child. This part of Victoria still means a lot to me and its one of my favourites spots to walk along the beach and explore the rock pools and dunes.
I'm more interested in the way colour, shapes, textures and patterns create inner emotions, than trying to depict a 'photograph'. My aim is to create art that is alive with colour and movement, like the art is alive and breathing.
I have been told that my painting has a uniquely Australian style. I'm not sure what that is, but I'm very much influenced by Sidney Nolan, Reg Mombassa and Ken Done. My work is somewhere between fine art and design.
Acrylic on canvas with satin varnish