Who remembers the 1947 Australian film ‘Bush Christmas’ or the 1983 remake? Today I’m sharing with you my Pastoral Series which I painted at Christmas time 2 years ago. When I first presented these simple Australian rural scenes back in 2011, I received wonderful feedback from both home and abroad:

“Your recent paintings of the fields remind me of Van Gogh’s series of paintings around La Crau”
“It is amazing how a ‘simple rural scene’ can become interesting. You did
not overpaint it, you just transferred the moment.”
“Love the way the viewer can move back and forth through your painting by following the ridge lines, great clouds”

Pastoral Collage
To all of you who are travelling around the Australian countryside over the holiday period, please travel safely and revel in the delights of simple rural scenes.