Inspiration in Japan

Following a period of hiatus, I thought I would revisit some travel experiences and influences I’ve adapted into some of my drawings. These small works were inspired by a trip with the family to Japan, the models captured from fashion magazines collected along the way, all the time so sweet and well groomed, these lovelyContinue reading “Inspiration in Japan”

Reflection

Creating a Jigsaw Puzzle of my artwork is an interesting consideration, I think this painting Reflection would make for a somewhat challenging puzzle. What appeals to you when chosing a Jigsaw Puzzle? The size, number of pieces, colours or complexity? Do you buy for yourself or as a gift? What do you think would beContinue reading “Reflection”

Portrait Drawing – Kate

Thinking about the composition of a drawing, what do you think makes an interesting portrait? I have been pleasantly surprised at the results of doing the quick 2-minute studies at the beginning of a portrait sitting, finding the need to focus deeper on the face and shape of the head with more accuracy, to drawContinue reading “Portrait Drawing – Kate”

Small Works on Paper

Attending events has been a enjoyable way to meet other like-minded artists a people. I take along with me a selection of small works on paper (A5 and no larger than A4) for display and for selling… and they are a great conversation starter, pleasingly Seated Nude I recently sold during my weekend residency atContinue reading “Small Works on Paper”

Coloured Drawings

What do you think? On occassion I add colour to my large charcoal drawings using conte and coloured pastels, I’m interesested as to whether the large 40 minute portrait drawings (below) have been improved by the addition of colour compared with previous black and white drawings, or should I stick with the Black and White?Continue reading “Coloured Drawings”

Napier Waller Art Prize

The inaugural art prize for current and former ADF personnel aims to raise awareness of the military experience and the impact of service on individuals, Mezzanine Gallery, Anzac Hall, AWM Canberra, exhibition ends 21 November, 2018

Speak your Truth

Adapted from an earlier painting titled Bouquet of Protea or Speak your Truth, the opportunity to paint a large-scale painting within the community of Buninyong with other local artists was one I didn’t want to pass up. The Protea flowers, symbolic of courage; positioned at the mouth of the figure, represents being free to beContinue reading “Speak your Truth”

Portrait drawing from life

Experimentation with various media and methods remains an important part of my practice, figure and portrait drawing allows me to experiment with different drawing materials, charcoal and conte and pastels on papers. Contact me for more information about purchasing original drawings or prints