Tag Archives: australian landscape

The Cold Room 4 - Rust Never Sleeps bullet hole wall with red poppy oil painting by Australian artist Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 4 – Rust Never Sleeps

Who has this metal wall protected? The battle is over and all is quiet for now, yet the bullet holes which have rusted over time remind us of the anger, hatred, pain, sadness and wasted life of war.  In juxtaposition to the rusted bullet holes, the poppy symbolizes respect for the victims and soldiers who fought or […]

Australian outback joy flight oil painting by artist Merry Sparks

Outback Joy Flight No 2

Inspiration for this gallery comes from my friends at VEKTA who are specialist land, engineering and aerial surveyors, providing spatial and surveying solutions to major national and international projects, The Earth from 10,000 feet up – unbelievable!  THANK YOU VEKTA. FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H102 x W75cm Medium […]

Australian oil painting of a red desert by Merry Sparks

Outback Joy Flight

Inspiration for this gallery comes from my friends at VEKTA who are specialist land, engineering and aerial surveyors, providing spatial and surveying solutions to major national and international projects, The Earth from 10,000 feet up – unbelievable!  THANK YOU VEKTA. FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H102 x W75cm Medium […]

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 […]

Australian red kangaroo oil painting by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some No 17

Ever heard of the Australian Big Red?  Well here they are in my representation of “Aussie Battlers” who make up a large percentage of the Australian population. Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come.  The ”X” which appears […]

This modern acrylic Australian painting on linen is of a dove which has come home to the rainforest, by Merry Sparks

Welcome Back

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow.  The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow. FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H66 x W60cm Medium […]

This Australian acrylic modern artwork on linen by Merry Sparks is of a dove bird that is leaving it's home, a tree in a rainforest

Abandonment

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow.  The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow. FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H66 x W60cm Medium […]

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 and acrylic Australian modern art work by Merry Sparks is of a mother red robin bird leaving a foreign nest filled with chicks in a forest

Whoops, Wrong Nest

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow.

This modern Australian acrylic painting by Merry Sparks is of brolgas settling on a lake in the sunset in the Australian outback

Brolgas Settling

I have a fascination for weightlessness, complete freedom and the beauty of wings in various forms, because hosted to them, are beautiful creatures often displaying colours of the rainbow. The transparency of an insect wing is just that – coloured like a rainbow. Buy Original – SOLD Size – H60 x W102cm Medium – Acrylic […]

Big Red Kangaroo acrylic on linen Australian painting by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some 23

Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come. The ”X” which appears on many paintings represents a point of contact – the kick by the kangaroo on the right to the one on the left. Both kangaroos shake violently […]

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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