News and Views
'Water and Gold' May 4th - August 4th 2019
A selection of the paintings detailed on this website are on display and available at the studio over the next few months. The paintings are an exploration of the beauty and character of local landscapes, with a focus upon the presence of water, that most precious and ecologically essential element.
DECEMBER 2018: THE CREATION OF BLUE STONE COTTAGE STUDIO
Last year was very exciting because, after a lot of hard work and planning, we were able to create this new art space. We have moved around quite a lot, internationally, interstate and regionally, but wherever we were, I have always tried to create a studio space, even if it was just a corner of a veranda! This is the queen of studio spaces, and it is a joy to work here and immerse myself in these surroundings.
ART EXHIBITION: 'ON BASS STRAIT'
January 2019 began with an exhibition of my recent coastal paintings inspired by the Victorian coast and shorelines of King Island at Metropolis Gallery in Geelong, which was popular and enjoyed by many visitors.
I completed a number of commissions last year, with both landscape and figurative elements, and was delighted that my clients were very happy with these. I generally allow time for a small number of these each year, and it is a great pleasure working with people to achieve a finished painting with a personal touch that will be cherished. Please contact the studio if you are interested in a commission.
NEW PLACEMENTS OF WORK AT REGIONAL GALLERIES
I was pleased to place some new rural landscapes at the Convent Gallery in Daylesford, where I have exhibited for some years, and these are steadily finding new homes, I also placed new work for the first time at Purple Noon Gallery in NSW, near Sydney at Freeman's Reach on the Hawkesbury, and was pleased that the first one sold within hours of arrival.
ECO FRIENDLY ART INITIATIVE
I have also decided to pursue and communicate where possible whatever I learn about more environmentally friendly processes of creating art; after all, it is one thing to paint landscapes, another to protect them, and I aim to make that connection.