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CAN REJECTION BE A LAUNCHING PAD FOR SUCCESS?


Recently I entered two major Australian art prizes with coloured pencil drawings. In order to qualify one had to submit images of their work along with the usual written entry requirements that included an artist’s statement. A selection committee assesses … Continue reading

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THE ARTIST’S STATEMENT


When given the opportunity, especially when I enter an art award, I like to add a written explanation of my artwork to ensure that the viewer (judge) can match his/her interpretation with mine. Most major art awards demand a written … Continue reading

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LGH ART AWARD


The Launceston General Hospital has just opened its inaugural  art award exhibition. The $5,000 prize was awarded to local artist many Hunniford for her entry ‘The Tree of Life”. The theme was Art in Health and resulted in 64 entries. As … Continue reading

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CAIRNS ARTescape Part 4.


The fifth and final day of this year’s Cairns ARTescape began in earnest. My dedicated group of beginners had the task of completing a major piece of work by the end of the day in time for inclusion in the … Continue reading

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GLOVER REJECTION


The long wait is over and the finalists have been announced for this year’s Glover Art Prize, Australia’s richest for landscape painting. Sadly, for the 4th time in a row, I’m not on the list. I’ve entered on 7 occasions … Continue reading

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BUSHFIRE UPDATE


I have now passed the ‘half-way’ mark in my depiction and tribute to the tragic 1967 bushfires in southern Tasmania. This painting is from memory and more about symbolism than factual realism. After 45 years and without any reference photos … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY


For those living in Tasmania on February 7th, 1967 was a day that will never be forgotten. 62 people lost their lives in a series of horrific bushfires that swept the south of the state. For me, that Tuesday was … Continue reading

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