Interior and figure studies

Previous months have seen me painting utilising more traditional methods and using raw vibrant colours in acrylic on various papers, canvas, acrylic, watercolour over original graphite drawings Helping me along the way I’ve been referring back to my collection of life drawings as well as some of my favourite expressionist artists like Kirkner and Matisse

En plien air

It’s been a crazy few weeks, doing everything but making art, since painting this commission of Eurambeen Homestead as a wedding gift for a lovely couple married in these very gardens, I appreciate the opportunity and had a great time expressing the colour and movement of this beautiful property

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”

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.

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