Feisty Finch

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The Feisty Finch has become an Australian Spring Goddess. xx

Pearfect Pantry Paint Job

Pearfect Pantry Paint job 2017
This was a fun job with a limited time restraint. I due inspiration from the buildings around the cafe and the colours that where already there, which took me straight to medieval stained glass and Gauguin’s power popping black outlines.

Illusionary Self – Take 2

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I continue to peel back the layers on the illusionary self.
I will let the paint dry and explore more.xx

Study for “City of Light”

City of Light
This is a quick small oil sketch that became the prototype for a larger painting I finished at the end of last year. It was inspired from the view that I have of our city from the community of South Perth where I live and the idea of resurrection and healing for us all who live in Perth.
I also remember as a child coming to Perth at night from the country and the wonder and exhilaration I felt when I would first see the city lights from Greenmount Hill in Mundaring. One time my parents told my brother and I about the first astronauts returning to earth needing the people of Perth to turn on all their lights to help them navigate their way back home and they named us their city of light.

Danae & Zeus

Danae & Zeus
This illustration has been influenced by two loves of mine. (Comic illustrations and Mythological stories.) These were my obsessions as a child and inspired me to start drawing and dreaming. The story is from Greece and is about Danae who was imprisoned in a bronze tower by her father because he feared a prophecy that he would be killed by his grandson. Yet, even hidden away in her tower, she was still accessible to the god Zeus who came to her as a shower of gold.

Afternoon Felicity

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This illustration was inspired by Botticelli the Pop Art painter of the 1500’s painting “Venus and Mars”. Here Mars is displaying what the French call (La petite mort – the sensation of orgasm as likened to death.) There is also a influence of simplification and stylisation that touches on the formal approach of the Art Deco movement.

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This is a commissioned work for a newly married couple.xxx

Kiss Crazy – In progress

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I really love the point when an image is appearing yet falling apart. This reminds me of those moments in life when you feel formless and eternal such as when you kiss someone you adore.

Love to all who have lost an angel.

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I found myself in the studio doing this drawing just before going to the funeral of 9 year old Tyreez Mundroina who has been at school with my son since kindy. I cannot grasp the pain that his family are going through at losing such a beautiful and vibrant son.x

Hiding in the Garden eating herbs.

This painting is for my son’s principal who is leaving after six years. In that time she created an amazing nature play land that kids love. This is my boy in year 1 when he spent playtime h hiding in the garden eating herbs. xxThis_painting_is_for_my_son_s_principal_who_is_leaving_after_6_years.__In_that_time_she_created_an_amazing_nature_play_land_that_the_kids_love._This_is_my_boy_in_year_1_when_he_spent_playtime_hiding_in_the_garden_eating_the_herbs._Xx

Teachers Apples

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I have made this apple paintings as presents for my childrens teachers to say thanks
Apples became associated with teachers due to poor families in Denmark and Sweden giving teachers baskets of apples and produce in payment for lessons.

What to do, Potoroo!

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What to do, Potoroo!

This is the post-apocalyptic scene of Cape Arid National Park and four of its critically endangered animals: The Western Ground Parrot, a fire-charred Gilbert’s Potoroo, the Mallee Emu-Wren, a wonderful little golden character, and the New Holland Mouse. The Cape Arid National Park is located 125 kilometres east of Esperance and encompasses 280,000 hectares of native vegetation.

Abby in the studio this week.

Abby in the Studio Nov 16
Abby went on a family holiday to Kangaroo Island and came back inspired by the incredible rock formations.

Singing in the Sunshine – Before and After

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I have just completed the partner painting of a mated pair of Gouldian finches. This is the male finch with the beautiful voice who is envied by his mate.

Diarist Daisy

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Getting back into using a diary and enjoying the play. Also loving Walter Sickert’s quote on this beautiful morning: “Taste is the death of a painter”. Yes, just let it out. x

Illusory Nature

Illusory Nature
I never cease to have wonder at the self-portraits’ ability to bring into focus the illusory concept of the self. Who am I and what am I really doing?

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Studio wall: Works in various stages. x

Loving my new safety gear.

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So excited… No more paint in my eyes, airways or skin.

Time Hopping Away

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Life is rich and it sure goes quick.
This painting was inspired by the fragility of our lives and a call to hop into gratitude for what you have before it’s all over. Love, laugh and be kind. x

Gouldian Hen Dreams of Singing – Before and After

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Only the male Gouldain finches can sing – the females get left with screeching noises. There’s a sexist joke in this… I know! I’ve also included an early photo of this painting to show its progression.

Coffee Conversation with Cake

Coffee Conversation with Cake - Lorelee Gobetti
I am exploring the everyday urban ritual of catching up for a coffee and connecting with each other in our local cafes. The marks, colours, and shapes all express the poetry glue in these everyday conversations. The living art of conversation and sharing makes the ordinary extraordinary and keeps us connected with each other as we each walk our own story in life

The ground or surface material is made from the cardboard boxes, bags and packaging we discard in our daily food rituals and is held together with glue.

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung
Playing with cardboard and paint.
Feeling happy due to sunny patches. x

Odysseus

Odysseus
When Richard and I found out we were having our first child we started reading the adventures of Odysseus to the little person growing in my tummy. This lead to the creating of a birth painting. I would just wander around until a object wanted to be on the canvas and gave the process as little thought as possible. The painting was just as mysterious to me as to everybody else.
Happy Fathers Day!
200x100cm

Spray Paint Studies

Spray Paint Studies
There are only 40 Western Ground Parrots left in Western Australia. I’ve started playing with idea’s about this wonderful bird. x

Purple Bush Walk

Purple Bush Walk

This recycled cardboard was made after an amazing bush walk in the Sepentine National Park.

Bush Rhetoric

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The subject matter in this painting is deeply important to me. I grew up on a farm in the Yilgarn and have always been an avid bush walker who finds peace and joy in this great Australian landscape. My heart breaks with the declining numbers of our native species. They can’t talk but we can.

Moondyne Joe has given ’em the slip.

Moondyne Joe has given 'em the slip.
This painting was inspired by the first drama about the Western Australian convict Joseph Johns who became known as Moondyne Joe.

After his first two years as a convict working in the colony, Joe was rewarded with a conditional pardon. With his freedom granted Joe headed to the Moondyne Hills near Toodyay. There, Joe became a skilled bushman and lived in a cave. He wore a hand made kangaroo-skin cape with possum-skin shoes. Joe received rewards for finding farmers’ stock that had strayed but Moondyne, the convict bushman, was not trusted by all.

When a valuable stallion mysteriously disappeared, mounted troopers visited Joe and found the stallion. Joe was then escorted by troopers to the Toodyay lock-up. Joe made the decision that night to escape and used his knife and fork to open the cell door and make his way to the local bush inn. Here Joe was telling his tale when the troopers burst through the door so Joe dashed up stairs and slid down the roof onto a horse and galloped away. The troopers gave chase and recaptured Joe within days and he then served three years in Fremantle before returning to the hills he called home. He was involved in more high dramas that made him the celebrity of the colony.

200cmx120cm

Collaboration Beautiful Brain

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Abby put her magic on the painting yesterday with much gusto and glee.

Abby and I excitedly wish whomever take this painting home on Saturday to be blessed with joy and health.x

Beautiful Brain

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I have just finished my part in this painting which is a collaboration with Abby Fitzgerald who I have the pleasure of teaching art. Abby is an amazing 7 year old who has had brain cancer and is dealing with the post trauma of this ordeal. Abby will be painting the flowers in the cups in the bottom left corner and has verbally instructed me in shapes and subject matter. This painting is Lucky Patcher Apk File to be actioned to raise money at “The Brain Child Ball” to fund research towards improving the treatment of this cancer that is the number one killer of cancer in children.

Frida & Diego, Art Gallery of NSW

Frida Show Sydney 2016
Just about every art chick’s rite of passage is to discover Frida Kahlo’s blood and guts personal paintings. Then there is Kahlo herself with her unapologetic brilliant explosive style and strength of character in the face of chronic pain from a bus accident in her youth and her tumultuous relationship with her husband Diego Rivera. Kahlo and Rivera were both painters and revolutionaries living beautiful but difficult lives.