Helen McCullagh

Sue McLeod

My recent paintings come from an interest in the

human/animal/land dynamic. It’s an interdependent

relationship that’s as old as painting itself. To engage

sensitively with other animals (particularly long

domesticated animals) and the land is to wake up

ancient parts of what it is to be human. It’s not my

purpose as a painter to analyse these relationships

from a sociological or ecological perspective. For me,

the real potential of painting, as a very sensuous

medium, is to be taken to a very different place,

hopefully beyond the rational and analytical frameworks

of social sciences. One part of me is interested in, and

informed by these disciplines, but they don’t enter

consciously into the act of painting.

 

The challenge of goats-en-plein-aire are immense. So these paintings reflect a pressing world in constant flux; a world in which the painter’s control is contingent upon many elements. I try to hold onto the vitality (often chaos) of the field experience, so the works can appear raw rather than polished.  The marks of paint hopefully carry something of the place in which they were made; not just dirt, leaves, straw, animal hair, grasshoppers but importantly sensations.

Sue McLeod Camel Days.jpg
9_Babette and Suzi.jpg

Babette and Suzi

23.5 x 17 cm

Oil on Board

$600

Winding Path 30 x 10 $1200.jpg

Magenta Sky
Magenta Sky

17 x 23.5 cm Oil on Board SOLD

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Goat on a Rock
Goat on a Rock

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board $800

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Bella
Bella

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board SOLD

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Little White Goat
Little White Goat

17 x 23.5 cm Oil on Board SOLD

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Three Does and a Brown Billy
Three Does and a Brown Billy

46 x 35 cm Oil on Board $980

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Winter Sky with Sheep
Winter Sky with Sheep

20 x 24.5 cm Oil on Board $600

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Violet Grey Sky
Violet Grey Sky

17 x 23.5 cm Oil on Board $600

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Three Does and a Cactus
Three Does and a Cactus

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board $800

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Goat Rock from South-West
Goat Rock from South-West

23 x 35 cm Oil on Board $800

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Sister Goats
Sister Goats

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board $800

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Winter Sky
Winter Sky

17 x 23.5 cm Oil on Board $550

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Bluey and Her Shadow
Bluey and Her Shadow

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board SOLD

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Two Goat Friends
Two Goat Friends

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board SOLD

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Light Through the She-Oak Forest
Light Through the She-Oak Forest

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board $800

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Awassi Brothers with Goat Rock
Awassi Brothers with Goat Rock

40 x 35.5 cm Oil on Board $950

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Ewe's Debut
Ewe's Debut

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board $800

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Goat Rock from South-East
Goat Rock from South-East

23 x 35 cm Oil on Board $800

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Suzy Goat
Suzy Goat

17 x 23.5 cm Oil on Board $680

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Violet Goat
Violet Goat

17 x 23.5 cm Oil on Board $680

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Two Headed Sheep
Two Headed Sheep

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board $800

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Young Awassi Ram
Young Awassi Ram

17 x 23.5 cm Oil on Board $600

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Two Wattles and a Road
Two Wattles and a Road

21 x 30 cm Oil on Board $700

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Goats Approaching
Goats Approaching

25 x 30 cm Oil on Board $800

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Two Wattles 1
Two Wattles 1

25 x 25 cm Oil on Board $700

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Wattle in Bloom
Wattle in Bloom

17 x 23.5 cm Oil on Board $600

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