October 24, 2019

Mid year a new opportunity came my way to take my art journey in a new direction. The plan was to open a new art gallery in the neighbouring regional town of Wangaratta in north east Victoria.

Set up under a different model to most galleries, it will be run by a group o...

September 13, 2019

One of the best aspects of being a wildlife artist and one I adhere to, is to spend time out in the wild, feeling and breathing the wilderness. So much of the experience is then transferred into my artwork, the sights and sounds and the interactions between the animals...

July 27, 2019

I can't believe how quickly May, June and July have flown by! Most of my art time was taken up with finishing off a large pencil drawing of a lion. As mentioned in an earlier blog, I like to set myself goals with one of them being a series of large format pencil drawin...

April 15, 2019

I set myself a goal this month of painting 30 horse paintings in 30 days and the reason for doing this is multiple and all will be beneficial. After changing my long term oil paints to a non solvent brand, I have had to adjust to mixing slightly different colours and i...

March 27, 2019

"Free Spirits" Oil on canvas, 18" x 36"

 There's just something exhilarating in seeing a herd of horses galloping freely and running like the wind and it was exciting to capture the movement and exuberance on canvas.

This painting has been delivered for an...

February 19, 2019

My most recent studio workshop had the theme of horses and we used oil paint as our medium. After a discussion on anatomy and composition amongst other things, I demonstrated some colour mixing, then we moved on to a small painting exercise.

From a stock photo, we all p...

February 5, 2019

To give my students an active art focus as a kickstart for the year, I created an ABC theme to work towards. The criteria is a weekly artwork of any size, any medium and no time constraint but the subject must start with the weekly alphabet letter beginning with A for...

January 28, 2019

An international online exhibition called Explore This! is organised annually by The Color Pencil Society of America and invites coloured pencil artists to explore using other media along with their colour pencils. I was delighted that my entry was accepted again this...

January 15, 2019

This year I plan to do more painting as I need to get well acquainted with the new brand of paints I have switched to. Changing to M. Graham's non-solvent oils has been a good move as I can now paint without feeling ill but I have to relearn my colour mixes as there is...

January 1, 2019

The first day of a new year is a good day to take stock of the year that has just finished and to set goals for the year to come. As a working artist, setting goals is helpful in establishing a plan for the coming year as these can be extra accomplishments above and be...

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