jo mcintyre

Creative Artist with an eye for the environment and a streak of humour.............

NATURAL FORCES

In June 2011 Andrew and I moved from Broome to Wildes Meadow in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Our closest town is Robertson, famous for its potatoes. I’m happy working in a spacious studio with a beautiful view over dams, cattle, meadows, bush corridors, wild ducks and other creatures.

We’re enjoying the lush and sometimes turbulent natural environment.

In the first year we had violent windstorms and a very cold summer with seemingly endless torrential rain. Nonetheless we love living here. It’s dramatic and wonderful having huge waterfalls close by.

To view the gallery in sequence please use the play button located at the top of the image or alternatively use the forward and back button to view at your desired pace.

Three Cows in a Dam
Three Cows in a Dam
On a rare sunny day after we moved to the Southern Highlands I noticed three steers cooling off in a dam. I know they look more like sheep…(Acrylic on paper 2011)
  • Three Cows in a Dam
    On a rare sunny day after we moved to the Southern Highlands I noticed three steers cooling off in a dam. I know they look more like sheep…(Acrylic on paper 2011)
  • Another World
    This is an imagined scene. The small figures under the waterfall appeared by chance. Finding them appealing, I built the picture around them. (Acrylic on board 2011)
  • Wind Storm
    Everything’s flying! (Aquarelles on paper 2011)
  • Approaching Rain
    After a long drought here’s the sight we’re waiting for. (Acrylic on board 2011)
  • Water Flowing
    A very warm welcome! (Mixed media on paper 2011)
  • Flooded Waters
    And on it goes… (Acrylic on canvas 2011)
  • Urban Disaster
    Not a soul in sight. (Acrylic on canvas 2011)
  • Wild Weeds
    Deceptively attractive in appearance, rampant weeds start to take over. (Acrylic on canvas board 2012)
  • Lush Landscape
    Beautifully moist and restored: a great place for leeches. (Acrylic on paper 2012)
  • Sunset Rain Storm
    Mud, mud, glorious mud! (Oil on board 2011)
  • Natural Flourish
    Local vegetation suggests a bush ballet. (Acrylic on board 2012)
  • Minimalist Waterfall
    A cool waterfall. (Acrylic on board 2012)
  • Waterfall Rock Writing
    Ancient escarpments slowly reveal their secrets. (Acrylic on board 2011)
  • Waterfalls Meeting
    Multiple pleasures descend the escarpment. (Acrylic on board 2012)
  • Bewitched
    The nearby Carrington Falls cast a magic spell. (Acrylic on Paper 2012)
  • Spirits of the Waterfall
    Look closely and you will see these elusive beings. (Acrylic on paper 2012)
  • Artist at Work
    For months it was too wet to go outside to sketch or paint so this is really a waterfall dreaming on my part. (Acrylic on paper 2012)
  • Waterfall Presence
    A strange silhouette appears from nowhere. (Acrylic on paper 2012)
  • Apocalypse
    Glory Be! What Next? (Acrylic on paper 2012)