'Above And Below – Australian Aerial Landscape Paintings'

This Australian Art series is based on the land from a bird’s-eye view. My paintings in this series are inspired the great Australian Artist, Fred Williams. In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is like constantly viewing the land as bird might – hovering, watching, ready to swoop – free to go wherever you please. Free to escape.

“Above and Below” is my lyrical way of painting a landscape with intrigue. Everything seems to be alive – even mountains, deserts, river systems and lakes.

Merry Sparks Australian Aerial Landscape oil painting

Joy Flight Over Lake Celebration

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull.  You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight.  I wonder what it is […]

Australian landscape oil painting, Townsville Queensland by Merry Sparks

Shipping Channel

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull.  You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight.  I wonder what it is […]

Australian oil painting of a sulphur crested cockatoo and Australian outback by Merry Sparks

Night Flight

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull.  You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight.  I wonder what it is […]

This Australian aerial landscape oil painting set in the Bunya Mountains and it is about a mother bird leaving the nest in search of food, by Merry Sparks

Nesting In The Bunyas

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is like constantly viewing the land as bird might – hovering, watching, ready to swoop – free to go wherever you please. Free to escape.

This oil and acrylic Australian painting is of a bird in search of food at the Glasshouse Mountains, by Merry Sparks

A Snack

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This charcoal, acrylic and oil painting is of a pelican and his home at Lake Eyre South Australia by Merry Sparks

The Pelicans Of Lake Eyre

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This Austalian oil, acrylic and charcoal painting is of a helicopter taking a joy flight over the Olgas in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, by Merry Sparks

The Intruder

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This oil, acrylic and paper Australian Landscape painting is of a helicopter taking a joyflight near Ayers Rock, also called Uluru, in the Norther Territory, Australia, by Merry Sparks

They Came To See The Rock

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This oil and acrylic artwork is of a man viewing a tornado in an Australian landscape by Merry Sparks

Chasing Tornados

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This Australian oil and acrylic painting inspired by Brett Whitely is set in a rainforest of a bird leaving its nest in search of food, by Merry Sparks

Tucker Time

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is […]

This oil pastel, oil and acrylic Australian painting is of two king parrots meeting in the cloudy sky, in the Bunya Mountains, Queensland, by Merry Sparks

Our Secret

In my dreams I can fly, and when I think I’m about to fall, I stretch my wings so wide that I am suspended high into the air – just like Jonathon Livingston Seagull. You will see that I have a passion for anything that whizzes past me in flight. I wonder what it is like constantly viewing the land as bird might – hovering, watching, ready to swoop – free to go wherever you please. Free to escape.


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