Kimberley – by land and sea

The experience of a Kimberley cruise from Darwin to Broome is on the bucket list of many retirees and so it was on mine. It was magical and exciting, day after day. My new works are inspired by the Kimberley’s colour of the water and the towering and tumbling rocks, the reflections in that lucid water, the waterfalls, the excitement of being under them, the birds and the crocodiles. It is indeed vast archaelogical paradise, an unspoilt wilderness, where we left nothing but footprints, to be washed way by the huge tides. Adventurers and grey nomads have always loved the colourful outback of the Kimberley as well, all the gorgeous gorges along the Gibb River Road, the Bungles, the Ord River and Lake Argyle are some of the favourites. As a couple John and I traversed all these places, weeks at a time, setting up our tent and then John riding his bike whilst I stood before my easel painting ‘en plein air’. Back home I painted larger works in acrylics and oils and now in Encaustic as well. Even now I create new works from my photos of those trips.