Born in WA, my inspiration comes from a deep love of and connection to nature that began in childhood exploring the hectares of untouched bush behind our house. There were weekend picnics to the hills and bush around Perth, and trips to the wheat belt country of the family farm; later many visits to friends working the mines up in the Pilbara. Then I moved to the east coast and another door opened into vividly different landscapes.

I work from my own photographs, memory and imagination, and my process is intuitive. It always begins with a palette of colours and very loose brushwork, then the painting is slowly discovered. I mostly mix colour on the canvas and love to explore new tools and palettes to keep my paintings fresh and immediate. The results are unpredictable, and the creative freedom in this way of working is very rewarding. In all my artworks I try to communicate the intensity of feeling I have for the Australian landscape.

2022 Finalist Art Lovers Art Prize
2021 Finalist, Greenway Art Prize
2021 Finalist, Lethbridge 2000 Art Award
2021 Finalist Artlovers Art Prize
2020 Finalist, Greenway Art Prize
2020 Finalist, John Villiers Art Award
2020 Finalist, The Great Australia Competition
2020 Finalist, Petite Pieces Competition
2019 Finalist, Foot Square Competition
2017 Finalist, ANL Maritime Art Award

A selection of Doodie’s work