🔴 A big thank you to the buyer who stepped out of the ME Artspace Gallery yesterday with Twilight Bay from my recent Moments in Time exhibition. Thank you for the support, comments, conversations and commitment from all my collectors and followers. It means a great deal to me.

#artbuyers #artcollectors #hugethanks #momentsintime #artshows #australianlandscapepainting #mikestaniford
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Corporal Jack Edward Manning was my great uncle who served with the 23rd Battalion of The London Regiment. He joined the army in January 1916 and first fought in France, then to Salonika and to Palestine before returning to France again. He was badly wounded and died in a field hospital on 22nd October 1918, aged 23, just three weeks before the war ended. And he was something of an artist; the two postcards depicting drawings by him of his fiancée. He’s remembered with honor at the British cemetery, Wimille, in Northern France.

“Some told us we should meet no more, Yea meet no more!
Should wait and wish but greet no more, Your faces round our fires;
That in a while, uncharily and drearily,
Men gave their lives-even wearily
Like those whom living tires.”

Thomas Hardy

#lestweforget🌺
#rememberance
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Delighted to hear that my donated painting to the @lanecoveartsociety has sold. An important fundraising event for women in need. I felt very privileged to be involved.
#fundraising #womeninneed #donated #artwork #agoodcause #australianlandscape
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Back in the studio and the chance to evaluate the work of the last nine days. What a great trip. I flew two hours out of Sydney yet felt like I went to another world?

#greatescape #aworldaway #lordhoweisland #newhorizons #freshlandscape #australianlandscape #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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Night time on Lord Howe, where the starry sky really does burn bright, especially Venus. Where the Mutton birds moan their night call, where you can hear the constant crash of waves across the reef. Back home and smack bang in the middle of a busy metropolis and the island seems like a million miles away already. Have I outgrown the city?

#backhome #metropolis #whatacontrast #drawingoftheday #softpastels #charcoal #nighttime #starrynight #greatmemories #thankyou #lordhoweisland
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