The black and white image at the top of each of the 'Port, Poles and Wires' pages, of Port Kembla with poles and wires, is a detail of Kathryn Orton's lithograph,  'Greetings from Coniston'.

I have been working on a series of small en plein air paintings around Port Kembla for a few years. The landscape is changing, both around the harbour and in the suburb, in part related to the long term lease of the port. As a keen observer, attracted to the vernacular, I like to record places as they are now, noting the details that make them interesting to me. I’ll have new subjects to work on as the place develops and the changes settle in.