River Park Series

Recent Work 2020 to 2021 - Paintings, oil on Canvas. Click on enlarge images.

River Park Series - Nothing gives me more joy than to walk the banks of the Cooks River and I find great inspiration in this area. Our part of the River which is abundant with wildlife particularly native Australian birds. I walk here daily. The river walk runs on both sides of the river and there are three large parks, a canoe club and a golf course. The river is partly lined with mangroves and native bush including bush tucker plants and a salt marsh. The river has a human past spanning at least 5000 years. The birdlife, trees, watery reflections, light through the branches all go to inform the mostly abstract painting I have been producing for the last few years.

In this instance, I have combined the abstract shapes and pictorial forms that have been collected through drawings and observations on my daily river walk to produce an allegory in praise of this place.


Cooks River Walk - oil on canvas 100cm x 100cm
Three Islands, River Walk #1 - oil on canvas 90cm x 120cm
Three Islands, River Walk #3 - oil on canvas, small painting 50cm x 30cm
Three Islands, River Walk #2 - oil on canvas 92cm x 124cm
The Bridge - oil on canvas 91cm x 91cm
Early Morning River Walk - oil on canvas 51cm x 41cm
Early Morning Steel Park, Cooks River - oil on canvas 167cm x 106cm
Golf & Canoeing on the Cooks River Walk - oil on canvas 91cm x 77cm
Early Morning Walk, Cooks River - oil on canvas 130cm x 152cm
Winter Morning - oil on canvas 107cm x 76cm
Summer Heat, River Walk - oil on canvas 107cm x 75cm

Australian Contemporary Artist Charlene Walker - Recent Work 2020 to 2021.