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”

Open Garden Residency

This weekend I had the privilege of spending a couple of sun-filled days painting and chatting to visitors in the beautiful Eurambeen Homestead Gardens, the pleasant sounds of music mixed with the sound of water gently splashing into the old pool from the water fountain made for a very relaxing environment Unsold works will be available forContinue reading “Open Garden Residency”

Garden Artists Residency

Thanks to Sarah and Ian, this weekend (10-11 November) I will be one of five privilaged artists to be working around the beautiful and inspiring Eurambeen Historic Homestead and Gardens, built in the 1850s, Eurambeen has a three acre garden designed by Edna Walling which was commissioned when the home was extended in 1927, thereContinue reading “Garden Artists Residency”

Flowers in her hair

An extension of painting figures in the landscape, many of my artworks explore the symbolism of flowers and the idea of internal growth visible on the outside of the body, twisting through the hair and taking over the body, expressing emotions, values and attitudes and the potential for behavioural change.

Mother and Child

Inspired by Klimt’s beautiful painting of a mother holding her child, this painting was commissioned as a Christmas gift from a husband to his wife. As I do not copy other artists work, it was negotiated that I would create a similarly stylised version of the original composition utilising my own techniques and materials. TheContinue reading “Mother and Child”