The rich colours and dark backgrounds of paintings from the Renaissance period influence my photographs of Still Life. Australian native plants, garden flowers and fruit and vegetables grown on our Mansfield farm form my subject matter. Sharp focus captures the texture and tones of my subjects and I invite the viewer to lean into my images and to be tempted to stroke the soft petal of a rose or to touch the rough skin of a pomegranate.
‘Shades of Aubergine’ explores form and links the defined lines of a pewter jug and the soft leathery leaves of the succulents.
‘Through the window – Pomegranates and Olives’ explores inside of a formal still life and outside realm of the Strathbogie Ranges
‘Winter Merrijig Tree’ stands as a sentinel to the vast mountain landscape and signals the changes in the seasons.