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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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ALONG THE PIONEER AVENUE (Tasmania, Australia)


Like many Tasmanians and tourists alike, I’m fascinated with a group of 8 Roman Cypress trees that can be seen on a small plateau (Hyland’s Flat), just south of Conara in Tasmania’s Midlands. Against the surrounding landscape they appear rather … Continue reading

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A NEW ABSTRACT


My latest abstract is the third in a series that “draws” its inspiration from bricks that have been produced at the Austral Brickworks at Longford, in the North of Tasmania, about a 20 minute drive from where I live in … Continue reading

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TIME TO CHANGE


After 43 years of art practice, it’s time to make a change (or two). My trip to Central Australia reaffirmed what I had been thinking for sometime – my style of art needed to change. I was getting complacent, even … Continue reading

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ENAMEL MUG


Most of us live in a complicated world, because we choose to live complicated lives. Some buck the trend others fight it, while the rest just ‘get on with it’. There are similar parallels in art. Some artists choose to … Continue reading

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TEACHING ART Part 2.


In the book that I’m currently writing I have included a chapter on an art class that I conducted at the historic property Cheshunt, a couple of years ago. I took this opportunity not to teach a particular technique, but … Continue reading

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