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IS ART A WASTE OF TIME?


“Coastal Rocks”40 x 60 cms Prismacolor pencils on Canson Pastel Board. Own reference. Today’s featured coloured pencil drawing happens to be my biggest selling print as a greeting card not only in Australia, but overseas. For some reason this drawing … Continue reading

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TEACHING AT TOOWOOMBA


We are all different; we look at the same things, but we all see things differently. At the beginning of July I had the pleasure of conducting a five-day coloured pencil workshop at the McGregor Winter Arts Retreat in Toowoomba, … Continue reading

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A WIDER AUDIENCE


“A Cavalcade of Colour” 40 x 60 cms Luminance pencils on Canson pastel board, own reference. Early in November while I was in Cairns, I had the pleasure of meeting Cindy and Stuart Wider, both highly competent artists and co-founders … Continue reading

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KNOW YOUR SUBJECT WELL


Some of the drawings that I’ve done over the past 2 weeks. Each is 45 x 32 cms, Prismacolor, DerwentArtist’s and Luminance pencils on Canson Mi Teintes paper. I’ve received a few comments lately on Facebook regarding the speed at which … Continue reading

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ART IS A GREAT HEALER


“Healing Cream” 83 x 148 cms Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. The therapeutic benefits of the art making process are recognised by all who practise the visual arts. Often it is the process of creation that gives … Continue reading

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GOODBYE TASMANIA


“I am an Island: Self-Portrait” 2012 40 x 60 cms, Prismacolor pencils on pastel board. Private collection, Launceston. Before the end of the month, my wife, Val and I, will be leaving Tasmania to live in Cairns. We have visited … Continue reading

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CAIRNS ARTescape 2014


Last week I was  a tutor at the 9th annual Cairns ARtescape, an initiative of the Cairns Art Society. This was my third workshop and once again it was a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. For the second year I … Continue reading

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