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VIVA LA DIFFERENCE!


Northern Tasmanian Landscape DNA 2. Prismacolors on pastel board   80 x 40 cm There’s a lot more to art than meets the eye of an art patron, or anyone who visits a gallery, for that matter. Artists aren’t small … 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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MAREEBA ART CLASS 1.


Last Saturday I had the pleasure of conducting an art class at Mareeba to 12 enthusiastic ladies and we were guarded by ‘Fattie Finn’, just in case the visiting tourists who dropped in throughout the day got out of control. … Continue reading

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IS THE INTERNET AN ASSET FOR ARTISTS? 2.


There is a strong ‘etching – like’ look to this digital work that I quite like. I am interested in a similar work in graphite pencil. There are wonderful examples of art on the Internet, but there are also examples … Continue reading

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ARTescape Part 6.


Gioia’s lovely coloured pencil painting was inspired by a visit to the Flecker Gardens during the recent Cairns ARTescape. I love this artwork because it has a wonderful balance of realism and abstraction. There are areas of mystery that enables … Continue reading

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ARTescape Part 4.


I watched Jan create this drawing following a visit to the Fernery at the Flecker Gardens. This rather feminine coloured pencil work is a mixture of symbolism and pattern. Its composition  is very pleasing to the eye. The colours respond … Continue reading

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