Monthly Archives: September 2009

ABSTRACTS FROM NATURE Part 1.


I have always used images from nature as the inspiration for my abstract work. I like something tangible to work from. I’m not that good with spontaneous artwork and I suppose it’s all about having control of what you do. … Continue reading

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MORE STICKS & STONES


My latest drawing is the second in a study of sticks and stones. It’s the same size as my last drawing ( 40 x 80 cm). Both drawings will not look the same when completed. There’s always a danger with … Continue reading

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WEARABLE ART


In the late 1980s I designed a range of woollen jumper patterns that were derived from my (at the time) pastel drawings. Today I have posted one example and the drawing (oil pastel) that inspired it. I had several designs … Continue reading

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ART AWARD


On Friday night I won the Artery Prize for art in any medium at the Tasmanian Art Awards at Burnie in Northwest Tasmania. These annual awards offer 14 prizes totalling AUD $19,950. This is the third year in a row … Continue reading

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MY LATEST DRAWING


Sticks and Stones 42 x 80 cm     Coloured pencil on Canson Pastel Board I enjoyed this drawing so much that I have commenced another one, not the same, but with a greater emphasis on sticks. To “balance” this … Continue reading

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OIL PASTELS: THE VERDICT


Today’s selection of oil pastel drawings are related to studies from Lake St. Clair in Tasmania’s highlands. The top drawing was in response to a graphic design assignment I did for the then manager of an accommodation complex that is … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH ABOUT OIL PASTELS Part 3.


In the late 1980s my oil pastel drawing became a lot more hard – edged, and I concentrated on close-up views of landscapes. The more work I did, the simpler my style became. Tomorrow I will post more “simplified” examples. … Continue reading

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