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Over the sandhill
During my recent showing at Cafe Lune, I met with the Arts and Cultural Coordinator for the local Council. One of the ideas discussed related to this painting, Over the sandhill.
It is a happy reminder of those warm days which promise plenty of swims, sandy toes and skin tingling with the sunshine. The light is brighter, people are wearing light and bright colours and the sea shimmers in the distance. What a day it is!
My other feeling about this painting answers the very first question in the headline. The children want to run – and most often do. They disappear down over the hill to the beach while the parents follow more slowly. And you can see why they trudge – they carry the lunch and the beach toys! A different story on the way home. The parents still trudge but the children are weary and reluctant. Certainly not running back to the car, unless the sand is hot.
A new temporary home
Thank you to the Holdfast Bay City Council for this opportunity to share my vision of summer beach-goers with a new audience.
Over the sandhill will hang in the foyer of the HBCC Offices on Jetty Road Brighton until mid-November. See it in person there or here online. Available for purchase through the website!
PS Thanks to my new friend at the HBCC who helped with the photography.