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...

December 29, 2016

I was so delighted to receive a phone call today to say that I had sold my first two pieces through the new gallery at Myrtleford, Victoria after it being open only a few months. My charcoal drawing of defiant mother elephant called 'Defender' and a small colour pencil...

December 13, 2016

My trip to the States this year in September was highly rewarding and inspirational on many levels. It began as usual in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I caught the tail end of the Fall Arts Festival. I will never tire of exploring the galleries to see the new work of som...

July 26, 2016

Although most of my workshops are nature based, I felt the subject of folds and fabric for this most recent one, to be an extremely important lesson that can be applied to many subjects including some found in nature. The main focus was edges and values to achieve the...

June 9, 2016

The latest volume of coloured pencil masterworks called CP Treasures IV has just been released and I am honoured to be one of the artists selected from over 800 international entries. The book is printed in a hard cover or as a digital download, so if you would like to...

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...

April 21, 2015

From the moment I took the photos of this lovely line of Lighthorses, I knew there was a nice drawing waiting to be created and eventually "Tribute" came into being. This year at the Man From Snowy River Festival Art Show the theme section was "Commemorating World War...

May 25, 2014

I am so thrilled that my drawing 'Scent of lions' has been juried in to the 54th Annual Art and the Animal exhibition which opens in Denver Colorado on August 23rd. I have not entered this show for about ten years, so decided I'd give it a shot this year and am so happ...

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