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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 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 […]

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 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 […]


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