The Tortoise Shell Rock Valley

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Acrylic on painting on acrylic paper depicting a green valley between high snow capped peaks housing rocks which the local people regard as sacred to due their Tortoise Shell colouration.

Lava over rocks

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Acrylic paint on acrylic paper painting representing rocks residing in the land close to the fissure emitting hot, molten volcanic lava oozing and sliding over them.

It’s not like Christmas


It’s not like Christmas
The spirit’s not yuletide
The grass is still green
There’s no snow outside

It’s not like Christmas
There’s no joy in my heart
Santa’s not coming here
Because we are apart

It’s not like Christmas
No reason to celebrate
Life’s left my soul
Is loneliness my fate?

At the Peach Cascade

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Acrylic paint on a box canvas frame painting representing flames at the edge of a Pine forest while a  stream cascades down between rocks shaped and coloured like peach fruit into a small lake over which birds fly.

The Winter Season


Blossoms waiting to ascend winter
Lie trapped
in the skeleton branches
to recycle memories
In a daffodillian
As returning tinselled
Scream in ecstasy
at Christmas,
While loneliness
eyes its prospects
In the camouflage
of the season.