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Rangelands
Rangelands
Acrylic on canvas
2019

The story behind this painting.

In September 2019 we spent a week in the remote range lands of Helena and Aurora Ranges (Western Australia). This is an area of banded iron stone hills and open woodland right in the heart of mining country - it is a place of fragile beauty and home to many rare species. The ranges were recently under threat from mining. Fortunately the Environmental Protection Agency did not grant permission for mining to go ahead. The area is not a National Park so it does not have the environmental protection that it needs. Climbing up to the top of the ranges affords expansive views and inspired this painting which is a combination of different views from some of the walks that we did. Painted both from memory and with the aid of my photographs this image also depicts one of the areas that we camped. Our Camp area is represented by an orange strip in the top left hand corner - a patch of orange earth amongst tall salmon gums.