HADLEY, SCOTT AND LUCY ON BUNGAN BEACH
One Christmas, my great friend and art patron, David, brought his children from London to Sydney for a holiday. They rented a beautiful house at Bungan Beach and the children, who were quite young at the time, were entranced by Aussie beaches and how lovely it was here. This painting, a gift from me, is their memory of that holiday. They spent a lot of time just sitting gazing at the water, and were generally transfixed by the beach and the gorgeous scenery, so I painted it as though they were floating away on a carpet of sand. Coming from London at that time, December, their Australian holiday was quite an amazing experience for them.