Tag Archives: imagination

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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JUST ADD ‘SKY’


  Over the past week I have added 3 more coloured pencil paintings to my list for selection in my exhibition next March. The theme is ‘landscape cleansing’, where each landscape has had a certain amount of detail/information removed. I … Continue reading

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CAIRNS ARTescape Part 2.


My teaching philosophy is based on the premise that everyone is different, learns at different rates and expresses their feelings in different ways. That’s why my workshops are individually based in their program structure. I want my students to experience … Continue reading

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RESEARCH & PREPARATION


    My drawing table is ready for a new series of paintings… I’m aiming to further develop images from Central Australia in a surreal way. I have completed several paintings to date, but I’m curious to see if I … Continue reading

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SIMPLIFYING


Midlands Landscape 40 x 17 cm Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board I’ve been involved with art for over 4 decades and the longer I paint, the more I want to simplify my compositions. The ‘less means more’ principle has … Continue reading

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