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...

December 3, 2018

When I first heard of the idea for the Window to Window concept in my hometown of Benalla, I was very keen to participate and help promote the arts on a local level. Following in the footsteps of our very successful annual Wall to Wall Festival where businesses donate...

November 19, 2018

With the beautiful spring weather enticing us to get out and about, many towns including my own, celebrate by having a Spring Festival. Activities include a street parade, fireworks, a huge market in the gardens and an art show.

I always love to support our annual local...

April 30, 2018

Opening on April 12th in Windhoek, Namibia was the first international wildlife art exhibition organised by the Kayamoja Art Trust, supporting the Save the Rhino Trust and the Hope Village Orphanage. I felt very privileged to have been invited to participate in this ex...

March 14, 2017

Last Monday I was invited by the Benalla Art Gallery to give a talk to the local U3A group about my exhibition "Drawn to the Wild" and about my techniques used in my drawings. The group was wonderful and engaged in asking some terrific questions and made the talk more...

February 28, 2017

Opening night finally came after a year of preparation for my solo exhibition "Drawn to the Wild" at the Benalla Art Gallery and what a wonderful evening it was! Not only did I have my beautiful daughter there, she is such a strong and loving support but my two sisters...

January 21, 2017

January has shaped up to be the month of teaching art on the local front. A new experience for me was to teach a group of children aged 5-12 years the delights of drawing animals. The workshop was one of many that make up the Summer School Art Programme, a wonderful in...

June 1, 2016

The colour pencil lion is finally finished and I spent far too long on him but felt I needed to so that I captured the structure of his face and attained the 3 dimensional look that I was after and in the end, I was happy with the result. As I worked away, I thought ab...

May 23, 2016

It doesn't matter how often I enter art exhibitions, it is always such a thrill to receive the email that says "Congratulations, your artwork has been accepted into... " This year I have set my goals on a few high level art exhibitions and the acceptance last week into...

March 29, 2016

Currently on my drawing board is this lion in colour pencil. I usually forget to take progress shots along the way but have remembered this time so will be able to show his progression. The more pieces I do in colour pencil, the more I love it. There are still many cha...

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