ladies and the instruments they play
watercolour works celebrating music
“Chiudo gli occhi e vedo te, Trovo il cammino che
Mi porta via, Dall' agonia
Sento battere in me, Questa musica che,
Ho inventato per te.”

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .I close my eyes and see you,
Finding the path transporting me away from pain.

I feel beating within me,
This music I invent for you.

Lara Fabian


Music has always captured and inspired me throughout my life.

On my fifth birthday i was given the gift of a cream coloured miniature version of a grand piano – a Schoenhut toy piano for children, one i’m certain set both my loving aunt and uncle a small fortune back then.

A few hours of tinkering, to my amazement and that of my parents, i was able to quickly work out and play a simple tune with the couple of octaves available to me – not that i knew what an octave was then.

Many uprights later, rented and bought as we travelled backwards and forwards from
Aus and abroad, and for a period of time being without, i now have my very own black grand piano.
The tunes, albeit a little more complex these days,
which i still sit and work out, amaze me.

Thank you zia Antonietta and zio Peppino - (who sadly is no longer with us) for giving me this gift

which permitted me to discover the wonder of music.

A gift which continues to give me great joy.

Love you and forever grateful.

I dedicate this series to you both.
la vostra,

I hope you enjoy viewing this small collection of watercolour paintings
celebrating music as much as I have creating them.

This series will be added to over time,

with sketches waiting in the wings to be given life as watercolour paintings.

Enjoy their performance
stay tuned.
a presto!

My beautiful zia Antonietta who lives in Italy photo taken 7th June, 2009 at Alessandra's (Issima)Wedding.. as it turns out her favourite colour is blue and there is no other picture of elegance in my mind than she.
Zia you are remembered for your grace, spirit and inner beauty.

You are far from those who love you dearly, but we hold you close in heart and mind.

the harp player
no 7

40 x 57 cm

watercolour on arches
300gsm cp fine

la donna che suona il clarinetto
lady who plays the clarinet

no 6

40 x 57 cm

watercolour on arches
300gsm cp fine

la bella flautista
the beautiful flautist

no 5

40 x 57 cm

watercolour on arches
300gsm cp fine

lady playing harp
no 4
37 x 27 cm

watercolour on arches
300gsm cp fine

lady with cello
no 3

27 x 37 cm

watercolour on arches
300gsm cp fine

lady at her piano
no 2

27 x 37 cm

watercolour on arches
300gsm cp fine

My second in the series was a must to paint as i play the piano myself.
I wanted to create the same joy and absorbed in the music look as the first painting in the series donna con il violino.
I am hoping that over time this collection of paintings will have an instantly recognizable style that defines the happiness i feel when i’m playing and surrounded by music.

donna con il violino blu
lady with the blue violin

no 1

27 x 37 cm

watercolour on arches
300gsm cp fine