Tag Archives: imagination

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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FACT OR FICTION?


Flight of Fantasy 60 x 80 cms Museum Aquarelle & Luminance coloured pencils on Canson pastel board Own reference. I have recently completed a drawing that I started 6 years ago. It was one of those drawings where I had … Continue reading

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Inside my Head


“The Landscapes of My Mind” 60 x 80 cms Luminance & Museum Aquarelle pencils on Canson pastel board. We all (most of the time) think and act differently (thank goodness). We come from different backgrounds, different life experiences and different … Continue reading

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FREEDOM


“Freedom” 60 x 80 cms Luminance & Museum Aquarelle pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference & imagination. I recently began a large drawing that is as much about the history of Tasmania (Australia) as it is about its landscape. … 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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A Ticket to Ride?


I came across the 2 coloured pencil drawings featured above while I was researching for an article that I’m writing for the UKCPS. What is interesting about them is that they are from the same area, but drawn some 20 … Continue reading

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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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