The Bondi theme is something I am very interested in at present. With the beach paintings, my first aim is to depict the busy activity that can occur on the beach. I tend to paint Bondi or have Bondi in mind whilst painting as it can be one of the most crowded beaches in Sydney. I used to live in the area and have a fascination with that particular beach. I also enjoy depicting the many stories that go on within those crowds, that is, the families, the lovers, and groups of friends. I am also attracted to the different items that people bring with them and the colourful patterns of the beach towels, swimming costumes, clothes and umbrellas.