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Original oil paintings that celebrate
the ordinary things of life

by fiona verdouw


Let’s put the
extra into ordinary

painting life's familiar things, to create art you can truly relate to ANd connect with.


So, you'd love a piece or two of original art that's got more going for it than a colour scheme which matches your latest throw rug.

You'd like some art that doesn't just decorate your space, but which says a little something about who you are. Maybe not in the deep thinking, philosophical, bare-your-soul kind of way, but which reflects something of the people, places and things you hold dear.

Enter the world of the overlooked and ordinary. (The minutiae of life – if you're feeling fancy.)

Never mind that they seem run-of-the-mill, unremarkable and spectacularly average; familiar items and the sentiment they evoke say something about who we are. 

Those best-loved sand-shoes, your child's first bath toy, that tree you always climbed as a kid, the iron that rarely seemed to leave your mother's hand... Can you feel the stirrings of personal connection tickling your synapses?

These are the primary subjects of my paintings: Small snippets of everyday life from the built and natural environment, in art that you and the people you invite into your zone can understand and relate to.

My paintings may not always match your throw rug, but they create moments of recognition right there on your wall.

– And that's how you put the Extra into Ordinary.


about the artist…

FIONA who?


But wait - there’s more!

I don’t just paint your art, I can frame it for you too!


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Your work arrived all safe and sound and it is fantastic! They are really lovely pieces, the colours are so much more vibrant in the flesh.
— E. Swanbury - South Australia –
Fiona is a beautiful soul to deal with and makes the whole ‘art purchasing’ process a dream.
— R. Djokic - NEW SOUTH WALES –

Framing Your Paintings


Love the art, but hold a secret dislike for visiting frame-makers?

Perhaps you'd like to consider purchasing your piece in its very own gallery-style frame.

From as little as $25 extra, I will frame your art for you, so it is ready-to-display for the admiration of many.

I make my frames out of Tasmanian Oak timber, with a painted pine base as a support for the artwork. The frames are simple and elegant with a 3mm shadow-line to really make your painting stand out well.

Each frame comes ready-to-hang – with D-Hooks and wire in place.

Simply select the framing option when purchasing your painting in my online store.