I have a home art studio in Bowral and have lived in the Southern Highlands all my life and have always been drawing or painting. Its something I really enjoy and I have won awards for my work over the years. I paint a variety of subjects, in a realist style and in different mediums. I accept commissions for most subjects and also create colourful chalkboards and small signs and have also painted a few murals. I live near the Bradman Museum so I thought I would paint this on the bat and because I’m known in the area for my magpie paintings. I thought I would incorporate a few of them.