Monthly Archives: June 2010

MY RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION 5.


I have been fascinated by the colour, size, shape, variety and texture of rocks. Let’s face it, rocks are everywhere, but not all rocks are interesting. Today’s post of three drawings from my forthcoming exhibition are of rocks on Tasmania’s … Continue reading

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MY RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION 4.


In my forthcoming exhibition I will have several drawings that are based on surrealist humour. There’s nothing ‘deep’ about these works; what you see is what you get. Top: Eggs & Bacon on Toast. Middle: Club Sandwich. Bottom: A Reel … Continue reading

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MY RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION 3.


Two other subjects that have been of interest to me are logs and bread. Both were often used in surreal compositions, while the latter saw me delve into the more humorous side of art. Top: Logjam Sandwich Bottom: Riverside Logjam … Continue reading

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MY RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION 2.


Three more of my earlier drawings that will be part of my retrospective exhibition which will open this coming Friday. Top: Summer Shadows, Sisters Beach. Middle: Backwater, Rocky Cape National Park. Bottom: Landscape Graffiti, Lake St. Clair. These are three … Continue reading

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BURNIE ART CLASS 4.


Today’s featured coloured pencil drawing is by artist, Karen Coles and I thought this work was the most outstanding produced at last Monday’s workshop. The rock seems to be floating in space. The mark-making is exemplary as is the attention … Continue reading

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BURNIE ART CLASS 3.


Last Monday’s art workshop was all about the process of working with coloured pencils. Thanks to generous sponsorship from Launceston Art Supplier, Birchalls, I was able to offer some incentives to the artists. At the end of the day I … Continue reading

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BURNIE ART CLASS 2.


The Truth About Coloured Pencils was a workshop designed to promote coloured pencils as an alternative painting medium. I don’t see coloured pencils as a way of illustration, although this is widely practised with stunning results. But it’s not art … Continue reading

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BURNIE ART CLASS 1.


On Monday I conducted a workshop with 12 members of the Burnie Coastal Art Group at their Burnie headquarters. It was a great day and over the coming days i will share with you some of the work that was … Continue reading

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MY RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION 1.


Over the next few weeks I thought I’d post examples of the work (in chronological order) ┬áthat I will be featuring in my exhibition The Truth About Coloured Pencils, in Hobart which opens on July 2. This is a mini-retrospective … Continue reading

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A GIANT ABSTRACT


A couple of weeks ago I commenced a very large abstract that was based on my recent drawing titled Redline. At nearly 120 x 80 cm, this is a very large coloured pencil drawing. I needed it to be large … Continue reading

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