Norman Sinclair's sought after works of high country life result from his first hand experience of mustering in the region. He regularly joins a muster, either astride a horse (not lately), or by 4WD. Forever looking for an angle, his ability to envisage the finished work enables him to construct a painting in his mind. He creates a very small sketch, which he then draws up as quickly as possible so that the feeling is not lost.
Enjoying pushing boundaries with his watercolours, Norm portrays the ruggedness of open space creating imposing vistas with skilful use of contract shadow and colour. Visitors to his studio are struck by his ability to distill the essence of the countryside that they themselves have enjoyed.