|Camp Cove is a delightful part of Sydney Harbour. It is one of our harbour beaches and adjoins the suburb of Watsons Bay, itself a delightful place with a well-preserved sense of a village.
Watsons Bay is just around the corner from The Heads, the entrance into Port Jackson, the official name of the Harbour. Thanks to its proximity to the ocean, and its relatively sheltered waters, it is the ideal location for the Pilot Service.
Because of the semi-abstract nature of this work, I could indulge my fantasy and suggest that the sweep of the beach and the headland above was is in the shape of a dolphin. The deep blues and sombre golds of this painting bring to mind the many pleasant evenings when I have walked along the foreshores of the Harbour towards South Head, with its red and white light house.