Reclining peacefully

Unframed AUD $1,350.00AUD $1,950.00 Framed

Reclining peacefully, 2023, Pencil, gouache and gesso with River sediment on 300gsm Arches watercolour paper, 96cm x 115cm. You can buy this work unframed or for professional quality framing please allow at least 2-3 weeks for my local framer to order in the materials. You can choose a wood moulding of your choice: black, white or natural oak which are available.


I skim low to the river’s surface, and I came across a stand of precious, grand, old trees.  These trees are twisted and gnarled, shaped to the powerful surge of the river in flood. As I edge closer, manoeuvring around splayed, overhanging limbs, I feel their living presence.  I sit quietly, breathing their expelled air and enjoying the cool shade and habitat from their crown.

In the kayak, I am at the same level as the tree roots and thick branches, twisted and splayed.  When I make connections with these Trees, they reveal to me how, through their beauty and strength they are lessons in endurance and adaption, and acceptance for life in an riparian environment. The riparian habitat is a special place between where the River and Land meet.

This unique artwork uses my process of bathing the watercolour paper in the Clarence River and makes this drawing one of a kind. Every time I trudge down the steep slope to visit the River, the water infuses the colours and pencil marks into the paper quite differently.

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