I have been painting landscapes of iconic Australian places from an aerial viewpoint for a number of years. The paintings depict aerial views of Sydney Harbour, seascapes and beach scenes that are highly romantic portrayals of a modern concern for Australia’s coast in an age of climate change.
This paintings is an aerial view of Shark Bay in Western Australia.
As a child my family moved to Exmouth in the North or Western Australia before there was a town. Just an American Naval Base. The place where the red desert meets the deep blue sea. Shark Bay is on the way north and has a very similar landscape, smell and feel to that of my childhood memories.
I recently spend time down on the South Coast of Western Australia in the Margaret River region at a friends holiday home.
When we arrived it just started to pour down with rain. When we woke the next day the sea was what I described as very angry.