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2012 IN REVIEW


It’s that time of the year when one looks back on the past 12 months and does an ‘art stocktake’. I returned to my home on March 18, after 12 months on the Australian mainland, 8 months of my time … Continue reading

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THE GREAT WESTERN TIERS


For an island of its size, Tasmania is well endowed with mountains. They aren’t high by world standards (Mt. Ossa at 1670 m being the highest), but they are visually charming, with great appeal for landscape artists. The Great Western … Continue reading

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MIDLANDS 8.


My 8th Midlands pastel painting is another example of ‘layering’. Areas of detail compliment areas of relative sparseness. This part of Tasmania never receives enough rain, hence the ‘dry’ look that much of the landscape has. Irrigation often results in … Continue reading

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MIDLANDS 7


My 7th pastel painting of Tasmania’s Midlands is a little more detailed than the other 6. I wanted to simplify the composition as much as I could, but I didn’t want to lose the integrity of the area in question. … Continue reading

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ZEN LANDSCAPE


My 6th pastel painting in my Midlands series is devoid of the usual detail that my work contains. It is true to say that lately my work has been about ‘less’ rather than ‘more’. On the way to Hobart (Tasmania’s … Continue reading

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SOUTHERN MIDLANDS


Earlier in the week I completed a series of 5 pastel paintings featuring aspects of Tasmania’s Southern Midlands. This was my first serious foray in pastels for a very long time, but after 10 days’ work I had reached my … Continue reading

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PASTEL PAINTING


It’s been nearly 30 years since I worked with chalk pastels, but last weekend I decided to find my collection that I had carefully put away and see what I could do. I didn’t expect any first-up miracles, but I … Continue reading

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