Portrait Art Gallery

Why do I like to paint faces and bodies and people?

There is nothing more interesting than the human face. Everyone is so different. I see faces as a jigsaw puzzle waiting to be assembled. I Love, love, love, painting faces! There is something very special about a painted portrait that isn't captured in a photograph. It is the essence of a person. 

People often say to me, painting a face must be do difficult. I usually reply, there is nothing more interesting or exciting than watching a face develop on a piece of wood or a canvas. It takes time and practise to get a good likeness of someone. I still get a sense of wonder when l see how a painting comes to fruition.

When l paint a portrait l become entwined with the face that l am painting and see the beauty of them. As the famous Aboriginal artist from Utopia Emily Kame Kngwarreye said, "as an artist, you leave a part of your own soul with the viewer.


Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

A much loved father who has passed away. This painting shows him with his partner. 


Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

A commissioned piece as a gift for the grandson of this loving couple.


Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

A commissioned birthday gift from a mother to her daughter of her dad who had passed away when she was very young.


Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

A mother with her son who has passed away.


Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

A much loved father, husband and grandad who has passed away.

Emily & Ruby

Medium: Pastel on paper.

Secret Women's Business is an oldie but a goodie. One if my favourites that l have kept.


Medium: Pastel on Canson paper.

A portrait requested to be painted in colour from a black and white photograph. Framing by Neil.


Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

Wow! You have really captured the soul of our dear little man. We were overwhelmed when we received his portrait. We are profoundly grateful. He will be with us forever. ~ Richard & Vivien.

The Wedding

Medium:  Acrylic on Blackwood

A commissioned piece requested in black, with subtle shades of deep burgundy.


Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

A commissioned piece of a man and his working dogs who have all sadly passed away.

Self Portrait

Medium: Acrylic on Blackwood.

Hello peeps…. Example of how I paint.


Medium: Acrylic on canvas.

A commissioned piece of a loving father who has sadly passed away.