The gallery that represents my work locally, the Old Post Office Gallery in Seymour, has a current exhibition that was connected to the Victorian Military Heritage celebration weekend in early April. Artists could choose to be involved with the theme for the duration of this exhibition. I had some good reference taken a while ago of some Light horseman on parade and with horses being one of my favourite subjects to paint, I jumped at the chance to portray this wonderful part of our history. The rider and horse were quite strong in the composition with the detail and the light, so I chose to subdue the background but carefully chose the colours to represent aspects of the subject. Between the peaceful blue of the sky and the Australian green, I put in the reddish colour to represent the dust and turmoil of Beersheba. The end result was 'In Great Respect'.
Last weekend saw me at The Man from Snowy River Festival in Corryong, a great weekend that has so much: great artwork, breathtaking scenery and lots of horses! I was honoured to win the Best work on Paper with the drawing "On the run".