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Not quite Florence but nice anyway.

In early March 2020 my wife Maryanne and I were set to spend eight weeks in Italy and Holland.

A week or so before we were meant to leave we started hearing the news that parts of Italy were being quarantined due to the Corona Virus. We were still getting advice that it was safe to travel, just be careful when we get there. Four days before we were due to leave my wife found an English language Italian newspaper in which there was a report that authorities were building a triage hospital in a square just around the corner from where we were to stay in Florence. That made us sit up and really decide whether we should go or not. We decided if we were going to catch the virus we'd be better off sick at home so we cancelled our trip. Good decision because Florence and most of the rest of Italy shut down two days after we would have got there.


IN stepped a friend of Maryanne's and offered us the use of their holiday home on Kangaroo Island for 10 days if we really felt like we still wanted a holiday. We jumped at it.


We had never been to KI so it was something new and exciting for us. We stayed virtually on the beach at Emu Bay and spent our time relaxing, walking the beach and travelling around the island. Unfortunately in December and into the new year much of the western end of the island was ravaged by bush fire so not all the island was accessible.


I managed to spend a fair bit of time drawing and sketching and since returning have worked on a series of drawings and etchings based on the landscape. The following images are the results.


EMU BAY Dry point and mono print

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WEST EMU BAY Etching

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EMU BAY ROCKS Etching and aquatint

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VIEW FROM THE BREWERY Etching

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K I SANDHILL Etching

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AFTER THE FIRE Etching and aquatint

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AFTER THE FIRE CALLIGRAPHY Etching and aquatint

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