My early training as an architect has instilled a lifelong interest in painting the built environment, either the buildings that I know best around where I live, or from the inspiration gained when travelling in other lands.
AUSTRALIAN VERNACULAR BUILDINGS
As the oldest and purest form of building, vernacular buildings around the world have remained a constant source of inspiration for artists and architects.
After two centuries, the iconic Australian shearing shed, for so long part of a national identity, has finally reached its use-by-date. Health and safety laws have seen its use greatly restricted and inevitably the shearing shed has become a ready source of firewood.
This ongoing series depicting a variety of Australian wool and shearing sheds is the result of a personal attempt to document their passing.