For the third year I have submitted an entry in the prestigious Wynne Landscape Prize held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This year my entry is an oil on canvas, 100x100xm titled Stark Gums at Willangee. The work has already featured in Art Edit magazine Autumn edition, launched I March, and I was delighted that they selected this painting for their profile piece on my work. I visited Willangee Station north of Broken Hill last year, and spent some time painting en plain air with local artist Clarke Barrett. The vast and open spaces in the area defined by contrast with the Barrier ranges to the east made some impression on me. Natural land forms as boundaries are of interest, and reemerge as a theme in my landscapes. Gums too, are a reocurring theme, a symbol of character, personality, solidity, and a connection between urban, rural and outback.