So devastating, so sad, but where there was still colour in the trunks you could bet there’d be a smidgin of green here and there – hope lives on, Phoenix rises.
McCormack is a landscape artist. For her the Australian landscape emanates majesty, grandeur and magic, it has elements of nurturing, mothering and widowing. Over the years she has painted the Australian landscape in many ways, her response involving how she feels when she sees it. Whether she is in the dry inland, on the coast or looking over majestic ranges, she resonates with its toughness, its tenderness and its sheer beauty.