The mannerisms of a child

When I make little scenes up in my illustrations and paintings I will often place children in them I know. Even to not know the child can evoke a feeling of wonderment just by watching their mannerisms.

A coy look from the corner of an eye, light dancing across a frilly dress or the look of anticipation when little people see the smallest things often much bigger than they are all provide me with much material to create that unique storyline and then paint the scene I’m imagining or remembering in that childlike corner of my mind.

As an artist living in leafy Eltham in the north east of Melbourne does encourage this storytelling filled with the natural world or smells of a sun drenched Eucalyptus tree or a Tawny Frogmouth perched up high peering down so much fun to get painting.

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