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Capturing City Places

Updated: Jan 28


I've enjoyed living in this city for over 30 years. It's always great to visit the CBD on a fine day and to wander around. During winter a few years ago King George Square was transformed in front of Brisbane City Hall, with an ice skating rink established during the mid year holidays. I took an array of reference pics, fascinated by the change to the atmosphere of the popular city square.


My first career was as an interior architect. So I do love to admire buildings both inside and out.

The pair of paintings created are a tribute to that fleeting icy moment in time: "When Winter Came to City Hall I" and "When Winter Came to City Hall II".

These are for sale together with a third tribute to our sandstone architecture. Read on!


When Winter Came to City Hall I

Soft Pastel on Archival Card. Framed under glass.

48cm wide x 60cm high


When Winter Came to City Hall I is a dynamic view of ice and our grand city hall framed by an elegant Crepe Myrtle tree to the left and a bronze statue to the right in King George Square.


When Winter Came to City Hall II

Soft Pastel on Archival Card. Framed under glass.

48cm wide x 60cm high


When Winter Came to City Hall II highlights the contrast between tall buildings and tall palm trees with the pale icy space. A unique view that was worth holding onto I thought. I like to imagine that Brisbane is cooler and further south than it really is. Especially during our long tiring summers!


If I get the train into the city I love to walk down the original staircase out of Central Station onto Ann Street, which looked directly across to the Shrine of Remembrance and Anzac Square.


Shadows of a Shrine

Soft Pastel on Archival Card. Framed under glass

48cm wide x 60cm high



I like to pause and admire. To think about all the people who have come before me, and who have also paid tribute at memorials and shrines.

In my painting 'Shadows of a Shrine' the entry gates to Central Station and the awning above serve to frame the view beyond, offering a dramatic base that enables the Shrine of Remembrance to really shine!


Update as at 28 January 2024 - All three paintings have been sold. Thank you to my dear buyers.





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