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TROPICAL COLOURED PENCILS


10 weeks after leaving Tasmania and driving 4,000 klms to Cairns, we have settled in an apartment. I have finally got my ‘pop-up studio’ fitted-out with suitable furniture and equipment. I have a borrowed easel, thanks to the Cairns Art … 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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TROPICAL COLOURED PENCIL DRAWING


“Reflections, Flecker Gardens” 40 x 60 cms, coloured pencil on pastel board   In 211, my wife, Val and I, spent 12 months on the Australian mainland, the vast majority in Cairns, Far North Queensland. It was indeed a wonderful … Continue reading

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WHERE TO NOW?


Top: “Whimsical Autumn” Below: “The Magic Stream” The past fortnight has been a rewarding time for me that’s realised 4 new paintings in my ‘whimsical’ theme. I’m enjoying this work immensely. It’s a lot freer than I’ve been used to … Continue reading

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GLOVER PRIZE 2013


Wholemeal Landscape, Northern Tasmania Glover Prize finalist, 2009 I am going to win the Glover Prize. I don’t know when, but my intention is one day to “take home” Australia’s richest landscape award. This may appear to be a somewhat … Continue reading

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ENTERING AN ART PRIZE


All artists at some stage in their career need to face challenges in order to ‘grow’. It’s no use churning out the same work year after year for the ‘holy dollar’, as it will only realise the mundane and ordinary. … Continue reading

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THE MESSAGE, NOT THE MEDIUM


Afternoon Light, Mt. William National Park. In the 1960s I remember Canadian Marshall McLuan and his famous expression, “the medium is the message”. His influence in the world of media is well documented and he predicted the World Wide Web about … Continue reading

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