4×6 watercolor painting of a sailboat
Summer blossoms on my porch. Fragile. Lasting only one day but preserved in a painting forever. These hibiscus blooms offer magical shapes in nature.
Painted while in Sydney visiting the Archibald exhibition, 2016. We took a boat ride around the harbour and I saw this scene !
Small birds of coincidence and memory perch on my shoulder forever.
Oyster shells glistening in the light….
A Climate Change Coda
Wedgetail Eagle portrait painted on watercolour paper
Drawing by Canadian artist Helen Broadfoot
Part of a collection underway – Under Foot: The services that support us
The Highline Trail is one of many picturesque trails through Glacier National Park. I’ve hiked this 12.4 mile trail many times and always enjoy the views along the way.
Grey Heron intently gazing
Playing with romance novels as a base for discussion around internal and external relationships
Close up view of Mountains with snowfall. Bright blue sky morning light reflecting on mountains.
Siamese Cat in Ink and Wash
Head and torso of man examining a hand of cards.
I like finding tiny treasures in larger works, in the same way I appreciate small things in nature. In ebb and flow, the small crop becomes a vast ocean.
Head, shoulders and wing tip of a guardian angel or mythical creature.
a moth and the words ” Bon Voyage”
High mountains in the background with a bright golden aspen grove in the foreground
Portrait of my studio table
Lions have always been one of my favorite animals to paint. This painting depicts the intensity of a lions gaze….always watching.
Town of Kapi, Greece, Athens and nearby small islands – feline portrait series
A mixed media work. It is a miniature version of a previous large work with the subject matter being Pt. Willunga.
Noisy minor juveniles.
Loosely painted profile portrait.
Landscape near Mallala, North of Adelaide
Portrait of my son Denis as a Greek god of wine and the grape harvest.
In order to keep their magic alive, Dragons decided to turn themselves into Dragonflies.
Part of a series of still life paintings
a painting of a charming cabin in Topanga Calif. filled with love and a dog 🙂
Sunsets and clouds are my favorite subject. This is a sunset view across the Severn River in Annapolis, MD, USA. But a universal view of the beaury of nature’s sky!
Although I don’t paint landscape, I think about doing it a lot.
That in mind, on a recent road trip in South Australia, I was completely taken aback by the multitude of colourful fields that whizzed by.. a checker board of earth hues and endless fences. Visual poetry.
It just really stuck with me.
I have tried to express that very feeling through a small mixed media illustration I have created especially for the “Small World Art” exhibition.
Similar to award winning art, using colour and impression of my geranium.
Modern ~ two sisters dancing
Oil painting on archival treated paper. Inspired by my travels in and around the back roads and foothills of Oregon State.
Aerosol/stencil on canvas
Orange spider shell, Lambis crocata, from North Queensland. Similar shells are common in tropical waters around the world.
A rural scene in the beautiful Berkshire mountains near Williamstown, Massachusetts
We had pet pet guinea fowl ….love the feathers.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. Edgar Degas
At home MagpieSpings
Australian Magpie collecting items for his nest, perusing the Australian landscape
Auto-biographical. I have always had a problem (some would name it so) with the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Surrounding realities fade and future dimensions and possibilities prevail. This is a real condition and a glorious experience.
I seek out found objects and revitalise them into new works. The baby giraffe is from a discarded children’s etching set. I reworked the image, added gesso, paint, ink and medium and etched my own image to turn it into a self portrait. The find follows a dream I had that I was running wild through a magnificent forest accompanied by a playful baby giraffe.
Watercolour landscape of the Southern Highlands
Rosie the Riveter era women who worked in the factories while men fought World War ll are looking at the clock waiting for time to go home.
The name ELDON derives meaning from Teutonic roots: the elder, and from English origin, the meaning of the name Eldon is: From the elves’ valley, from the old town.
A chance momentary glimpse of Eldon’s profile was captured whilst on a late afternoon walk through snow bound Dinner Plain, an alpine snow country village on the the Great Alpine Road, in the State of Victoria, Australia.
Some look without seeing and others see without looking.
Eldon’s uniqueness epitomizes one infinitesimal moment of sentient recognition.
Once seen, an aha moment, and there is no turning back . . .
A deserted homestead on a property in the Bremer Ranges east of Adelaide. Within this farming community there are many such old stone homesteads that are laying idle and decaying as the weather of the seasons cloaks them in decay, the weeds and creepers taking over the once warm and cosy interiors, even the kangaroos take shelter in them.
” …because our minds are now able to better process multidimensional thinking in space and time. Outside the dimension of our Earth reality, time operates by a different pattern. It is not linear—it is simply and always now. Thus, each life is both still unfolding and has already been completed in the present moment.” -Mira Kelly
A drawing of my geese, showing their lovely shapes and personalities
Pen and Ink drawing done on location at Brisbane Botanic Gardens
An aerial view of an arid landscape. This landscape metaphorically represents the need to protect our lands instead of exploiting them for short term gain.
Because we all love our vintage Aussie cars, don’t we?
BIRDS OF PREY revisits Emma’s love and fascination of combining Australian birds within her artwork. The collection features Owls, Wedge Tailed Eagle and Peregrine Falcon.
Emma painstakingly camouflages the human form into her hand painted background designs using body-painting techniques. A unique medium mastered over a 22-year career.
Key Hole below Montage Resort, Laguna Beach, California
From a collection of sketches of children I have been doing over the years
Car shows are great places to photograph. This hood ornament on a 1940’s Cadillac caught my eye in just the right light.
Collaborative design – contemporary figurative painting.
That quiet peaceful time at end of day can be breathtaking and touch the soul
Young giraffe from my own reference
Taken from a Plein Air sketch on “The Farm” in Lake Placid, NY
A portrait of my own Border Collie who left way too soon, due to cancer.
A December sunrise at a wildlife refuge in central California.
A plein air painting of a ridge in Tuscany when teaching painting lessons there.
Having fun being naughty!
One orange Goldfish on a background of blue & violet with other orange & bronze gold fish. A lone goldfish trying to stand out in a group of many. An analogy of all the choices we face to stand out & embrace our differences or blend in.
Inspired by Layla, my four year old granddaughter who is battling a brain tumor.
6 x 4 postcard original artwork, visual commentary on environmental stress of rainforest clearance.
In her works Victoria Velozo bridges reality and imagination; painting realistic elements of nature, then overlays with contrasting collage. The artist uses dream symbolism drawing on her psychology degree to convey an unconscious message to the viewer.
Daughters riding the Ferris Wheel, by themselves, for the first time.
Landscape, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, reverse shows stamps and script
Scaly Breasted Lorikeet at Torrensville South Australia
Swim upstream, be positive, make your own mark on this world
Trees with lacy foliage and hanging moss in the last light of the day
The work is inspired by the Poppy fields of Normandy, where I lived for many years, and made countless visits to Monet’s house and garden at Giverny.
This crow is full of attitude as he struts down the beach!
Portrait painted on Fabriano Rosapino 300gsm paper
massive storm surf on the coast south of Adelaide, processed, with text
Beach scene of Glenelg in South Australia
“Where there is life, there is hope”. We are free to search for a better world, for an end to Cancers and other illnesses with a life sentence. The answers are just over the horizon. But we must seek them out.
A rowboat with orange cover at rest in the Piscataqua River awaiting her next fishing trip
Barn in North Georgia
The spirit of a strong woman who has been thru much, emerges through the morning mist.
Two Pinocchio faces
I love the silence of mind created when concentrating on balancing piles of stones… I create them in spaces that give me peace.
This work is part of an ongoing series in various mediums which involves conjuring and meditation on a world in trouble but a world with indelible hope.
This is a landscape study for my larger “Steadfast and Earnest”. The view is from near Banner Elk, NC, a beautiful resort area near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Appalachians. I was there to do a commissioned painting of Lynville Falls for a collector and became obsessed with the undisturbed beauty of the area.
Maybe it’s because I’m form north Mississippi where it’s rolling hills and delta land, but I am so inspired every time I see even the “small” mountains. They are all awe-inspiring. Beautiful country for landscape painting!
A black, white and silver portrait of Marylin Monroe who is the face of the Marlyin Jetty Swim for Cancer Research in South Australia.
Naive Country Style. Very vibrant and colourful. Professional oil paint on canvas. 4″×6″
Waiting for the flight team. Swans migrate in small teams.
This is an old Steam Tractor , on a farm which was settled before the civil war
Group of gum trees after a short shower of rain
Wild Mustangs living on an Oklahoma ranch. USA
These dark red nasturtiums from our garden are the perennial variety.
This is a similar, miniature version of a larger version I did of my ‘Lost Child Somewhere Near Beyers Cottage, Hill End’. It is an extension to my ongoing Lost Child in the Bush series that explore the ‘lost child in the bush’ trope in various locations around NSW. While Hill End has been a popular place for many artist to explore the figure in the landscape, Buttitta re-imagines it through portrayals of her own daughter as a roaming lost child against a backdrop of iconic Hill End landscapes.
Oil in canvas
The warrior-like figure, surrounded by a transformative medical symbol, is battling cancer. Over her breast is a protective shield and on her face the pink ribbon symbol marks her journey through the fire that emanates from within!
Watercolour on Fabriano rough cold pressed 300gsm
An oil painting of a porcelain budgie ornament.
In northern Michigan on the bay of Lake Michigan is a field of sunflowers . One of my favorite spots to paint.
Exploratory study from the feminine perspective of nurturing and rebirth. The importance of maintaining our connection to ancestral history, the earth and our humanity in this time of “virtual” evolution.
Our cat, Ellie, takes some time off as an art critic for a little nap.
This is an etegami-style watercolor with artist’s seal.
Print from original in pastel
On a trip to the beautiful Greek Islands I came across this wonderful gentleman. His life etched over his face for all to see.
Portrait of young girl
My reference is figures drawn from life, with a shift in scale.
20 minute quick study of Aiveen
I paint observational pictures of everyday folk. This moment is when a father was helping his boy remove a stone from his shoe but both were dealing with the movememt of the ‘ground’ beneath them. People responding to The Floating Piers installation by Christo, Monte Isola Italy.
Exploring the aesthetics of my favourite insects
Aim high. Always. xo
A child, drawn to a future, both feared and desired
Rites of passage
Just ritual moments in time
The model’s fair skin and dark auburn hair created lovely harmonies with contrasting warm tones and violet hues against the muted green background.
Being an artist/healer I wanted to create a work that brought tranquility and peace to the viewer, in hope that all who found themselves in the piece would find peace and calm.
I love owls.
This piece represents our personal perspective on life and the fact that we all have a choice to either, see the good, or the bad in any person or situation.
Its asking the question “”What do you choose to see? ” and offers the blessing…
May you always have vision to view beyond your physical eyes.
On water colour paper in Acrylic
Beautiful hand-made teddy bear named Clara by the artist sits in a Victorian couch with fresh hydrangeas.
Abstract background with a kookaburra painted on top.
One of my favorite birds all year long but especially in the winter. Wrens are all about the attitude.
Boab trees cheek to cheek while the sunset performed its magic ..Kimberley WA
Afternoon trees in silhouette
A portrait of a male mallard duck
There are more wild horses in Nevada than any other state in the US. This depicts 4 Nevada wild mustangs.
I enjoy exploring the organic nature of paint and draw inspiration from so many places and objects around me. I’ve been embracing nature this year so organic combinations like rose reds and deep greens with strong dark contrasts are appearing in many pieces of work.
Australian Fur Seal Metal point drawing
Young girl on small vineyard road with sunflowers
Wild horse from Assateague Island.
Part of an archival record of my grandmother’s china painting and needlework.
I was attracted to the little river running through the marsh, leading to the pasture beyond. I added some suggestions of what lies beyond… which is up to the viewer.
After several hours and four bottles of pine-o-clean the band wrote what was to be their first hit single. – Andrew Clarke
A cat stretches out in slumber on a sunlit stairway, heedless of the obstacle she creates.
I relax painting this tree in blue values
Two yellow roses
limited edition print 1/3 – original pastel
The waterfalls of Niagara
water lily pond, Hemeji Garden, Adelaide
This is an image of my daughter, who is living in California, from remembered skype chats. I quite like the blurry distortions of the digital media but I prefer a phone call. The voice is more accurate for communication.
Strength, might and beauty… A lion in the glow of a Serengeti moon.
Australian Stockman on horseback in Australian Landscape
A one off mini version of my treasure of the Fleurieu outdoor series
Burning dead piles of vines in vineyards at McLaren Vale South Australia
zebra on a desert plain, blue sky background
Watercolor on gessoed panel. Storm out over Lake Michigan, Cicago, Il.
The face that serves me coffee each morning brightens my day.
A dark, turbulent sky hanging over the cross of the church at the Taos Pueblo.
Painting of the desert
Oil on acid free paper, painted with brush and knife
Historically Port Willunga has been an important port, to access goods and services from the area. Today, sadly, only skeletal remains of this period remain.
Swallows nests built in the shape of a bird flying.
Quilpie Railway Station, Outback Queensland.
Two year old Brian ran giggling from shrub to shrub choosing just the right flowers to pick for his Mommy.
Inspired by a performance at the Arras Musee de Beaux Arts in 2012
4″x6″ oil on canvas portrait of uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur
This scene is overlooking Phoenix from a bluff in Mesa, Arizona.
Northern Territory landscape.
Photo of The Murray, South Australia
A combination of photographs blended, digitally painted and touched up with water colour pencils. Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper.
capturing the creek reflections
Based on the magnificent beach at Goolwa in South Australia
Taken out the front of my favourite coffee shop in Murray Bridge, South Australia. This photo has Japanese influences using my cannon EOS600D.
Watercolor portrait of an Egyptian man
Apricot dawn Rose, whispers of soft passions
Mother and daughter in art gallery.
Mt Egmont/Taranaki NZ
Impressionist still life
The joy of seeing a little male Superb Blue Wren dancing on a tap gives a moment of brief relief from the reality of life. Hope for a better tomorrow!
This work was painted direct from nature. I enjoy watching the suble changes of the first lights of the day
This sunrise reveals a tree set apart from other trees. I often see myself that way because I don’t want to be lonely.
No matter how rough life gets, keeping your dream in view and keep reaching for the stars and you won’t be swept away by the waves.
Oriental Dragon Fruit with Orchid
3/4 portrait of female face
Nature unfolding in abstract form of beauty before full bloom
A figurative pose, rendered in a more classical style
Painted in the studio from a plein air study done along the southern California coast – Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach.
Typical scene of cotton fields in North Alabama.
Flower from my garden, red Japonica
A view from Breakout Creek at Henley Beach
Acrylics on paper inspired by the wonderful brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, the Sugar Loaf, Arcos da Lapa and Christ The Redeemer are represented in vibrant and colorfull geometric shapes.