Monthly Archives: March 2009

Art Gallery of New South Wales


I love visiting the Art Gallery of New South Wales which is situated in Sydney. It was an easy walk from the Hotel Ibis where I was staying on Darling Harbour, over the Pyrmont Bridge, up Market Street, through Hyde … Continue reading

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New Drawing


My latest drawing is one of two that I intend to produce featuring the enamel mug I spoke about yesterday from “Cheshunt”, Tasmania. In the first drawing I want the mug to symbolise more than a “tea” vessel. Where the … Continue reading

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The Rusty Mug


Earlier in the year I visited “Cheshunt”, a delightful farming property about an hour’s drive west of my home in Tasmania. I had a great morning taking numerous photos, some of which I have already posted on this blog. There … Continue reading

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Sponsorship


Where would the art industry be without sponsorship? As I said in yesterday’s post, prizes offer tremendous incentives to artists, but prizes need sponsors. In Tasmania we have a number of private companies and organisations that support art and this … Continue reading

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Art Prizes


Not everyone is in favour of art prizes for a number of reasons. I am a supporter because they give you a challenge and often force you out of your comfort zone. Working for a prize can introduce new ideas … Continue reading

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Value-adding


My eldest daughter Hannah, suggested that I “remove” the main subject ¬†from some of my coloured pencil drawings and offer them as T shirt designs. ¬†Today’s featured work is from a drawing I did last year titled, “Fish Trap”. You … Continue reading

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Abstract Update


My latest drawing is starting to take shape. Although abstract in nature, it is taken from Baker’s Beach in Northern Tasmania and is about water meeting land. It is quite detailed, with more information to come. I want to create … Continue reading

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