Waltzing Matilda is a famous early Australian ballad which depicted a swagman travelling on foot (waltzing) and all his belongings were kept in his swag (Matilda) he carried on his back.
My interpretation as a young child was a woman waltzing, dressed in a beautiful ball gown against the vibrant colours of the Australian landscape.
Created in a size which has tapestry qualities in a room.
Acrylic and oil on canvas - 190 x 240cm
This painting won a 5th prize in painting at the Florence Biennale.