You often paint landscapes. Would you say that your work is about the Australian landscape specifically? Is your work about your personal response to a landscape or memory of a landscape?
Because I am Australian, I understand the landscape here better than other places. Tahiti, where I had a residency, was too beautiful for me. I found it hard - but could have done something unusual, but was not given the time to explore. (It was like being a performing monkey for two weeks, on show to the guests!) I am applying for one in Spain - I am sure that will be great - and I want to see if I can respond to a different landscape.
Definitely my painting is about personal response and experience - not so interested about it objectively - I would use a camera for that!
Why do you paint? Do you paint from Life? Are there any questions you would like answered? Post comments and ask questions here.
Image: Gabrielle Jones, Underbrush 2009, oil on canvas 65 x 50cm