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I GET KNOCKED DOWN,


THEN I GET UP AGAIN. Now that you have Chumbawamba’s 1997 hit song in your head, read on! “The Disappearing Highway near the Disappearing House” Digital Media 104 x 154 cms In 1969, the village of Conara was by-passed by … 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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PENCILS PASSION PAIN


“Landscape Debris, Lake St Clair”  WIP 80 x 37cm – Coloured Pencil on Pastel Board Coloured pencils have been my preferred medium for the past 26 years. During this time I have come to know my medium well, but I’m … Continue reading

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REJECTION Part 2.


Artists enter awards for a number of reasons. If you are confident and think that you’re good enough, then it’s only natural that you’re interested to see how good you really are when judged by your peers. Entering purely for … Continue reading

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REJECTION Part 1.


‘Yes’ and ‘No’ are the two most powerful words in the art world, and I suspect in everyone else’s lives. Just one word can mean the difference between success and failure, a dream or a nightmare, the will to continue … Continue reading

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THE RED DOT


The red dot is the most powerful and influential symbol that artists know and respect. Its presence symbolises success, while its absence can easily arouse feelings of rejection and at times, despair. There is so much emphasis on ‘selling’ one’s … Continue reading

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CONCRETE ABSTRACT 2.


A few more days have passed and I’ve managed to advance my latest drawing to the stage where I can now see what is happening. The rejection of my large abstract for this year’s Glover Prize has seen my enthusiasm … Continue reading

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