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Modern australian art prints

The following art is available as A2
on quality acid free fine art paper.

These images are low resolution but the art is
printed with a quality printer in high resolution.





We think A2 it is most suitable sized art
for the modern home within an A1 frame:




A2 = 420mm x 594mm

NB there will be variations to that
shown so that the artwork to fit in
a canvas of the above size





Each print is available in two formats:

1. Rectangular artwork alone

2. Rectangular or oval artwork
with black border and label




Some art shows signs of wear and water marks.
This is OK because we are wabi people who
believe natural changes are part of art.


All prints are signed and numbered
by the artist.


All art is sold postage free in Australia
and within a post tube for maximum protection


For postage outside Australia contact:



dionart01@gmail.com
















The old St Pauls church at Castle Hill

circa 1850s













Saint Paul's church Castle Hill
with black border











Country show



Usually the highlight of the year
in country town NSW














Country show
with black border







 









Barrenjoey lighthouse



Historic lighthouse on the northern
headland of Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River
Built in 1881 from sandstone quarried on the site










Barrenjoey lighthouse
with black border










Bay window


When I first came to Sydney I stayed at
a 1920s Art deco house in Chatswood

Typically they had bay windows

This was my bay window together with
paraphernalia typical of the artist
as a young man!








Bay window with
black border










Blues point tower


Harry Seidler's iconic apartment building at Blues Point

Built in1962 it was the first strata title building in Sydney
With spectacular views of Sydney Harbour
a building of this size in such a prominent
position could not be built today.

Don't believe the naysayers, this is a very attractive
building and should be on wall of every house in Australia












Blues Point tower
with black border













Boats on dam



Time lapse art covering the kids playing with boats
on the dam between 2 to 5 in the afternoon

Despite the onset of inclement weather, the number
of boats and kids increased over that period
















Boats on the dam
with black border



















Bowaters Rozelle

Industrial landscape
looking towards the city


















Bowaters
with black border



















Sydney's CBD 1


Add some colour to the CBD!
Why not?













CBD 1
with black border













Central station clock tower


Iconic to central Sydney is the Central Railway
Station clock tower lauding over Railway Square


Added to Central Station in 1921, the 85-metre Clock
Tower in the Free Classical style was part
of an expansion to Central Station by its
original designer, NSW Government Architect,
Walter Liberty Vernon.













Central railway station
clock tower with black border











Chess



Can be quite stressful as shown in this picture
A must for chess fanatics















Chess
with black border
















Country kitchen




My wife's family farmhouse
With intricate detail at no extra cost
















Country kitchen
with black border














Empress of Australia


Ships and ferries are so functional -
nothing is useless or wasted.

Built in Australia it started the Sydney
to Tasmania run in 1965

At that time the largest passenger
ferry in the world

There's beauty in functionality
and the Wabi crack














Empress of Australia
with black border














A fine romance 1


Lester Ralph was the Norman Rockwell of
"feel good" art in the early 20thC

Born in 1877 he travelled well and studied art in
a number of European cities including London.

These 12 paintings are called "a fine romance"
covering friendship, engagement, marriage
and of course their first child

Dated 1916-1918


They were chums at school

They are partners at his college dance

They spend long afternoons at the river

She wears his ring






A fine romance 2


He takes her to the opera

They plight their troth

The day of days - they are married

The honeymoon amongst the hills







A fine romance 3


They settle in their new home

They prepare for the big event

The baby draws them closer

Their cup of happiness is full




The trio in A2 for $100



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Fishing boat



Something whimsical after the
Swiss-German artist Paul Klee
1879-1940












Fishing boat
with black border










Five bells



My take on Kenneth Slessor's
famous poem written in 1939

The definitive version is John Olsen's
  (1963) in the foyer of the Opera House.












Flag city


Inspired by my daughter's lego
flag city is the same lego
structure from four
different perspectives

Some wabi at no extra cost










Flag city
with black border












Garden of eden



People keep asking me
"what did the garden of eden look like?"

Thought the best answer was
to paint the garden of eden for
everybody to see


 










Garden of eden
with black border













Georgia in farm kitchen
Plenty of wabi hereComplete with a
Canberra wood fuel stove













Georgia in farm kitchen
with black border










Georgia under orange tree



The farm had the world's best orange
tree near the back door.

So we would juice them when in
season Happy days!
















Georgia under orange tree
with black border













Grandad's steam engine


The kid's grandad grew up on the Moree wheatfields
His job as a child was to get up at 4am and
start the steam engines.

Therefore he was quite delighted when I told him I
had discovered an old steam engine still in use
at a timber mill near Uralla.

He immediately went out there and bought it
Towed it home with his tractor and set it
up for chaff cutting.

It was a Buffalo, a popular American brand
at the end of the 19th C.

I had to paint it for posterity











Grandad' steam engine
with black border














Luke in greenhouse













Luke in greenhouse









Martian running



People would ask me what does a
martian running look like?

So I prepared this very expensive diorama
to show what a martian running looks like















Martian running
with black border












Martians running



What's better than one martian running?
Two martians running!












Martians running
with black border














Outdoor furniture


Yep - those backyard table and chairs
have been neglected in art far too long!














Outdoor furniture
with black border













Palm beach


First beach in my northern beaches series
Barrenjoey lighthouse on the promontory











Palm beach
with black border












Pelican island


The kids enjoying the pelicans and
the island near The Entrance














Pelican island
with black border












Pueblo village


Love the way the Pueblo indians carved their
dwellings into red sandstone cliff faces.

About 600 cliff face dwellings have
national heritage protection in
Mesa Verde Colorado.

Necessity equals functional architecture
and functional architecture is beautiful architecture













Pueblo village
with black border










The sleeping qypsy



Time for some Henri Rousseau 1844-1910
A French naive painter who painted a
numberof topical and jungle scenes.

This is one of the great paintings of modern times
The desert is crackling with atmosphere

What will happen next?












Sleeping gypsy
with black border













Study window 1



My daughter put up a number of old cds
to scare birds away from the fruit

This is the view from the west facing study window












Study window
with black border










Sydney harbour


Sydney harbour before the developers took over
Full of interesting warehouses











Sydney harbour
with black border











Terrace house



I've always liked Cedric Flower's whimsical
take on Sydney terrace houses

Terrace house after Cedric Flower 1920-2000













Terrace house
with black border













Typewriter



Typewriters don't feature much in art
Yet this state of the art Facit was
king of typewriter design many
years ago















Typewriter
with black border














Verandah ornaments 1



When at the farm I went through a resin ornament phase

My front verandah was covered with all sorts of resin
ornaments - gee it looked good!












Verandah ornaments 1
with black border












Verandah ornaments 2











Verandah ornaments
with black border













Verandah ornaments 3











Verandah ornaments 3
with black border













Verandah ornaments 4












Verandah ornaments 4
with black border











Verandah ornaments 5








Verandah ornaments 5
with black border







All 5 verandah ornaments for $150:



with black borders:








Wiseman's Ferry 1



Wiseman's Ferry is an attractive village on the Hawkebury River
I spent some time there and got to know it well


You can just see the statue of Solomon in the centre

Fun thing to do!
Find the statue of Soloman










Wiseman's Ferry 1
with black border











Woman in greenhouse











Woman in greenhouse
with black border












Bilgola beach



Another in my northern beaches series
Interesting beach with an ocean pool
under dramatic red ciffs

The beach has a single sand bar cut
by two shifting beach rips and permanent rips
against the rock faces at each end












Bilgola beach
with black border












Bungan beach


A single bar runs the length of the beach
with two strong rips against the rocks
at either end

Two to three shifting rips
along the beach









Bungan beach
with black border










Carnaval - Rousseau



Time for another of Rousseau's
great naive paintings

Carnaval is full of atmosphere

See how important the small
black cloud is on the left

Take it away and the electrifying
atmosphere disappears!










Carnaval
with black border











Clare house - Oakville



Part of my series on historic buildings
in the Hawkesbury Shire

Built in 1828 and extended in 1835

Scarvell family were the original owners

Used as the Wonden Valley Hospital in the
TV series in the 1980s; A country Practice










Clare house
with black border










Curl curl beach



Another in my series of North Shire beaches
and one of Sydney's best surfing beaches

Surf averages 1.6m

Beach is 1.2 km long and is divided into
North Curl Curl and South Curl Curl
On the south is shown a great rock pool








Curl curl beach
with black border












Manly beach



Manly beach is a very popular tourist
destination as the old Manly ferry can
take you there.

Very pleasant walks north to Freshwater
and south to Shelly beach

The pine trees have become an iconic
symbol of Manly beach











Manly beach
with a black border












Narrabeen beach


Narrabeen beach is another great surfing and
swimming beach on the north shore

It is over 3km long stretching from Long Reef
on the south to Narrabeen lagoon on the north

There are four surf clubs along the beach














Narrabeen beach
with black border











Queenscliff beach



Situated at the northern end
of Manly beach - Queenscliff boasts
a popular ocean swimming pool

The buildings on the point enjoy
some of the best views in Sydney











Queenscliff beach
with black border










Settlers Inn - St Albans
1836



The Settlers Inn hotel is situated on
the upper Macdonald river and is
one of the oldest hotels in the
Hawkesbury area

Great weekend destination for
lunches and parties











Settlers Inn
with black border













Sunshower over Shelly beach



The last in my northern beaches series is
Shelly beach, the southern most beach
on the north shore

An advantage of plein art is I was able
to capture a sunshower bursting over this
delightful beach












Sunshower over Shelly beach
with black border










Turimetta beach



Turimetta beach is a small 1km wide
embayment on the north shore of Sydney

The beach itself is 350m long bordered by the
30m high Narrabeen head on the south
(bottom of picture) 

Rock platforms and cliffs fill the
rest of the bay












Turimetta beach
with black border










Whale beach



Another in my series on North Shore beaches
Shows their grand surf club at the rear










Whale beach
with black border











Windsor court house 1821


Part of my series on historic buildings
in Hawkesbury shire












Windsor court house
with black border












Wiseman ferry 1




This is my definitive picture of Wiseman's ferry
Painted on a high rock on the mountain on the other side
I waited for the two ferries to cross

The river at the top is MacDonald river
flowing into the Hakesbury river















Wiseman's ferry
with black border












Wiseman's ferry - on the wild side 1



Add a bit of excitement and colour
to the  base Wiseman's ferry picture











Wieman's ferry on the wild side 1
with black border












Wiseman's ferry on the wild side 2










Wiseman's ferry on the wild side 2
with black border






Package deal!

the above 3 Wiseman ferry for $110




or with black border








Vision over top paddock


 







Vision over top paddock
withg black border












Ploughing top paddock



As you can see I was a little
obssessed with the top paddock









Ploughing the top paddock
with black border











Georgia at farmhouse










Georgia at farmhouse
with black border












Macquarie arms hotel Windsor



Australia's oldest hotel built in 1815 - the year white settlers
crossed the Blue Mountains.

Governor Macquarie gave Richard Fitzgerald a
large allotment in Thompson Square to build
immediately a "handsome and commodious inn
in brick or stone"














Macquarie arms hotel Windsor 1815
black border












Spirit of the 40s




Based on a Saturday Evening Post
advertisement fo the good life and
hope in the 194os



Plenty of Wabi in this one










Spirit of the 4os
with black border

































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