The natural world is a place of intricacy and depth. To represent a landscape, the simple reproduction of physical features will not suffice. You must include the higher level of emotion associated with it: the atmosphere and the outlook of the landscape as well as its greater impression on the psyche. The intent behind my body of work was to present a visual retrospective of Australian landscapes. The use of oil paints, oil-based thickeners and thinners served as the primary means of representing the emotion, depth and energy of each landscape on canvas for the audience.