Upon arrival in Australia 30 years ago, I was enchanted by the first birds I encountered in the suburbs of Sydney – Kookaburras, Lorikeets, Galahs and Cockatoos.  They were the subjects of many of my first paintings here.   And still they come! with travels we have met many more along the road. Since then we have come across many snakes, echidnas, and wombats. I also painted our whole safari in South Africa.