Snowfall, 2020, 61.5 x 51.75 cm
This painting was inspired by the recent snowfall at Ballarat. It doesn't often snow in Ballarat, but during this winter it happened on a few occasions. The landscape was painted on sight but the snow was added in the studio. When I was nearing the completion of the painting, it suddenly snowed again and it was magical. It also felt like nature was giving me one last look to refresh my memory.
I've always wanted to paint snow, but I have rarely experienced it in real life and it would have seemed false for me to paint something I hadn't experienced. This is not to say other artists should not do this, but personal experience is a major influence on what I paint.