So I seem to be interested in fruit this year. Maybe it is because I live in the middle of a fruit growing area, maybe it is because I just love fruit! I am fortunate that cherries are usually ripe around my birthday in November, so that’s always a treat. Then we move into the stone fruit season and although we have a few trees, we are still learning about getting the best quality so I end up buying some from the local growers. I am trying really hard to grow some citrus, they are so versatile, especially lemons.

My apple above is a mixed media using collage, impasto and acrylic paint. This painting will be part of an exhibition “Paddock to Plate”, by the Mallee Artists of Swan Hill in June/July this year at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.

I am also working on a pear using torn paper collage and paint plus a much larger work referencing lemons in a variety of ways including history and song lyrics.

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