Gum Trees Yellow
An iconic symbol of Australia, the Gum Tree is a strong connection for the artist when thinking of her home. There are a group of giant Eucalyptus trees near the studio and every time the artist sees them she becomes nostalgic. Yearly they shed their bark to expose a brilliantly clean, smooth and refreshingly new skin that glows with the sensuous raw colours of the Australian land.
Like Albert Namatijira, the artist is not afraid to use colour in her landscape paintings. The yellow and black organic lines are a strong contrast like the black and white keys on a piano. The trees are tall and irregular, twisting and turning towards the light and against the harsh wind. Like notes of music the gum trees dance across the picture plane and our Australian landscape creating a harmony and language of their own.