My Paintings

Misty forest: 34 cm x 20 cm, oil on board, 2018. I was experimenting with the idea in essentially one colour. I ended up using three – Raw Umber, Raw Sienna and Yellow. #jghbeautifulpaintings

Born in Manjimup, Western Australia, I began painting in oils at about the age of 11. I taught myself from books my mother bought me. At 13 years old, in 1965, I won the West Australian newspaper state art competition for under 14 year-olds.

The only instructions I had was in grade 10 at high school at the age of 15. I was in the art class with about 40 girls and one other boy. I brought my oil paints to school as I was the only one interested in oils. I was probably the only one who really wanted to paint. As a result the teacher took an interest to really help me.

I continued painting up until completing my final undergraduate year at the University of Western Australia, where I studied physics. After 1974 I became involved with other commitments (became a missionary, got married and had kids, started a business, did a PhD and became a research professor etc) and never painted again until after I retired in 2016. My first new painting was in January 2017. See below.

Me in my small home studio

My preferred medium is oil on canvas. I enjoy trying new ideas but I am still developing my own style. My interests include realism and semi-realism of nature, seascapes and landscapes. I am trying out water miscible oils and acrylics also.

Any painting with a price is for sale. Price does not include postage and packaging.

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The following are some my paintings (most recent first).

Peering into the fire: 60 cm x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2019. My representation of the lake of fire. What can you see in the fire? Some can see a demon (on the left) and people in torment. $140 +p&p #jghbeautifulpaintings
Landscape 2: 20 cm x 15 cm, oil on board, 2019. Framed $40 +p&p. This is in a photo frame, without glass, designed to sit on a desk. Copied from an unknown artist (mouth painter) #jghbeautifulpaintings
Landscape 1: 20 cm x 15 cm, oil on board, 2019. Framed $40 +p&p. This is in a photo frame, without glass, designed to sit on a desk. Copied from G. Barnett (mouth painter) #jghbeautifulpaintings
Australian sunset 1: 28 cm x 18 cm, oil on board, 2019. Framed $40 +p&p.
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Australian sunset 2: 28 cm x 18 cm, oil on board, 2019. Framed $40 +p&p.
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Hummingbirds: 30 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2019. $140 + p&p. #jghbeautifulpaintings
Cold: 50 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2019. $140 + p&p. #jghbeautifulpaintings
Birds: 30 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2019. Inspired by photographs taken by Barry Mickle. $140 + p&p. #jghbeautifulpaintings
Misty grove: Two oil paintings on canvas 50 cm x 40 cm, 2019. $200 + p&p. #jghbeautifulpaintings
Seagull and an approaching storm: 50 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2019. $140 + p&p. #jghbeautifulpictures
What is in the hut?: 40 cm x 30 cm, oil on canvas, 2019. This is a picture of my granddaughter Chloe looking at a hut in the bush. Photo taken by her mother, Natalie Aguero.
Mountain snow: 50 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2019. $140 + p&p.
Reflection pond with water hen: 40 cm x 30 cm, oil on canvas, 2018. $140 + p&p.
Waterfalls: 30 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas board, 2018.
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Lesmurdie Falls: 30 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas board, 2018. 
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Rainbow Lorikeet in flight: The first of a pair captured in flight. Each is 30 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2018. Adapted from a photo taken by Barry Mickle. Unframed price $100 each or $180 for the pair + p&p.
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Rainbow Lorikeet in flight with blood moon: The second of a pair captured in flight. Each is 30 cm x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2018. Adapted from a photo taken by Barry Mickle. The blood moon was added from its appearance earlier this year. Unframed price $100 each or $180 for the pair + p&p.
Hydrosail final
Hydrosail: 50 cm x 40 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. From photo taken by Barry Mickle. The boat has hydrofoils under water allowing it to move very quickly through the water. Unframed price $120 + p&p.
Purple sunset
Purple sunset: 40 cm x 30 cm, oil on canvas, 2018. Unframed price $70 + p&p
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Mountain hut: 50 cm x 40 cm, unframed. Oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD
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Boardwalk at sunset: 40 cm x 30 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. From photo by Pok Rie from Pexels (royalty free)
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Reflection pond: 40cm x 30cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD
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Seagull and an approaching storm: 30 cm x 40 cm. Oil on canvas board, 2018. Framed price $70 + p&p
The Fisherman
The fisherman: 40 cm x 30 cm. From copyright free photo from Pexels. Oil on canvas, 2018. Unframed price $140 + p&p
Rough sea
Rough seas: 40 cm x 30 cm. Only palette knives used, no brushes. From copyright free photo by Nextvoyage from Pexels. Oil on canvas, 2018. Unframed price $70 + p&p
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Water of life: 60 cm x 50 cm. Quite experimental. Only palette knives used, no brushes. Oil on canvas, 2018. Framed $160 plus p&p.
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The last stop: 50 cm x 40 cm. Inspired by the ending scene of the movie “Murder on the Orient Express”. My picture is of a train stop that is the last on the line before the train heads off to eternity. Hence the station is named JAH. JAH is the Old Testament name for the Lord Jesus Christ. Oil on canvas, 2018.
Crane away
Grey Herron: 50 cm x 60 cm. From photograph taken by Barry Mickle in Bunbury (WA). Oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD
Sunset up north
Sunset up north: 60 cm x 50 cm. From a photograph taken by Joy Bowman in the North west of WA. Only palette knives used, no brushes. Oil on canvas, 2018. $140 plus p&p.
Denmark beach
Windy day on the beach at Denmark : 60 cm x 50 cm. From photograph taken by Irene Kingsford, Denmark (WA). Oil on canvas, 2018.
Sun setting over jetty
Sunset over jetty: 50 cm x 60 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD
The Miller's cottage
The Miller’s Cottage I: 50 cm x 40 cm. Inspired by the scene of ‘The Haywain’ by John Constable. Oil on canvas, 2018.
The Miller's cottage II
The Miller’s Cottage II: 50 cm x 40 cm. Inspired by scene of ‘The Haywain’ by John Constable. Oil on canvas, 2018. $180 plus p&p.
In the park
In the park: 50 cm x 40 cm. This painting was inspired from a photo taken by my daughter of her daughter in the park. It was not clear to me what she was looking at so I added a Rosella above the trees. Oil on canvas, 2018.
The green green grass of home
The green green grass of home: 50 cm x 40 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018.
Rocky outcrop
Rocky outcrop: 50 cm x 40 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. Unframed price $140 + p&p
The catch
The catch: 50 cm x 40 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. SOLD
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The fight: 50 cm x 60 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. $180 plus p&p.
Sunset at Uluru
Sunset over Uluru: 90 cm x 60 cm. Oil on canvas, 2017.  SOLD
Sunrise at Kata Tjuta
Sunrise at Kata Tjuta: 90 cm x 60 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. Unframed price $450 plus p&p.
Flying into the sun
Flying into the sun: 50 cm x 40 cm. Oil on canvas, 2018. $70 plus p&p.
After the bush fire
After the bush fire: 40 cm x 30 cm. Inspired by scenes I saw as a child in the Manjimup/Pemberton district (WA). Oil on canvas, 2017. Unframed price $100 + p&p.
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The valley: 40 cm x 30 cm. Oil on canvas, 2017. Unframed price $100 + p&p.
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The old quarry: 90 cm x 60 cm. After a 44 year hiatus from oil painting this was the first painting I did, painted in January 2017. Many years ago I took a photo of the old quarry where I’d take my young children to play. I thought one day I’ll start painting again and it will be this one. Oil on canvas, 2017. Framed $200 plus p&p.
River gums in fog
River gums in fog: 75 cm x 60 cm. Oil on canvas, 2017. Framed $250 + p&p.
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River lake: 50 cm x 40 cm. Oil on canvas, 2017. Framed price $140 + p&p.
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Purple sunset: 60 cm x 50 cm. Oil on canvas, 2017. Framed $140 plus p&p.
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Rock pool: The painting which won me the WA newspapers state art competition for under 14 year olds. Oil on paper, 1965.