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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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ROCKS AND RELIGION


Rocks feature prominently in the Bible and have great symbolic meaning from stoning in the Old Testament, to ‘Upon this rock, I will build my church”, said by Jesus Christ in the New Testament. I see rocks as the building … Continue reading

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ROCKS FROM THE TROPICS 2.


Tropical Rocks 60 x 40 cm   Prismacolor pencils on Sepia Canson pastel board This drawing features an assortment of rocks from my travels in Far North Queensland. I love the abstract parts of this drawing as they bring a … Continue reading

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ARTescape Part 2.


The most important thing to achieve (and at times the most difficult to master) when drawing an object is capturing the ‘character’ of your subject. Art is not about photographic realism, it’s about personal interpretation. Your way of seeing is … Continue reading

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