Having been handed an opportunity to visit another part of Tasmania gave me the chance to draw something new. What then should I draw?

I felt that the best approach was to simply walk, wander and look at anything and everything. Take lots of photos and once back home in the studio, make any decisions about what could be drawn. In other words, approach this holiday with no preconceived notions, just enjoy!

And I did enjoy the holiday!

Bruny Island lies south of Hobart and is flanked by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel (West) and Storm Bay (East). The island is named after the French explorer Bruni d’Entrecasteaux who landed on the island in 1792, although it had been discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642. Tasmanian aborigines inhabited Bruny Island before European arrival and a large community of their descendants still call the island home.

Geologically, Bruny Island is two islands divided by an isthmus. There are areas of forests, grazing land and wonderful beaches. Several small settlements exist, most being on the south ‘island’.

This is a place that you must visit!

Today, I have included a selection of ‘abstract’ images from some of the photos from my trip. I shall publish another selection on Monday.

I have closely viewed all of the photos from my time on Bruny Island and have found a few surprises and have several images shortlisted for possible artworks.

Monday: Gathering fresh ideas.



About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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