Tag Archives: Art

THE CHANGE IS MADE


Recent Landscapes. (each 30 x 40 cms) When I was a student at Art School in Tasmania (last century) I was strongly drawn to simplified, hard-edged abstract art, particularly in painting. Maybe I ‘peaked’ too soon, as 10 years later … 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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ARE ARTISTS TOO RELIANT ON PHOTOS?


Research for my latest coloured pencil drawing. Recently I asked, “How would cp (coloured pencil) artists (and most other artists for that matter) cope if there weren’t photos to use a s reference material?” The responses I received were both … 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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LUMINANCE PENCILS


“Tamar Valley Sky”, 27 x 35 cms Luminance coloured pencils on Canson pastel board, own reference. I have 28 brands of coloured pencils in my collection of around 3,ooo, but my favourite by far, is Luminance. Why? Lightfastness is very … Continue reading

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IS COLOURED PENCIL ART DOOMED?


The ‘invasion’ of adult colouring books around the world has caused a sensation to say the least. Sales figures have surpassed all expectations and the ‘craze’ is not over with yet. Millions of people have been introduced to (or reunited … Continue reading

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BLOG REVIEW


Yesterday afternoon in my studio, where I write my  blog posts and push pencils over pastel board, sometimes frantically, other times with care and attention. This is my escape from the rest of the world. As we say in Australia, it’s … Continue reading

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