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”

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

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”

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