NWW (New Work Wednesday) – Small and Precious part 2

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015
NWW (New Work Wednesday) – Small and Precious part 2

>Welcome to the second week of recent small paintings. For all the reasons listed last week (and the fact that I just enjoy handling small pieces) i have produced a number of small works for my next solo exhibition at Art2Muse Gallery in Double Bay, opening on July 23 (All welcome!) These little gems are […]

NWW (New Work Wednesday) – Small and Precious part 1

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015
NWW (New Work Wednesday) – Small and Precious part 1

Last week my paintings expressed the moody blues, but before that I was still in love with my Spring time garden, and painting it often! I have been mixing up the scale of paintings every few weeks or so. This has a number of artistic purposes: -it keeps things fresh. Each scale of painting has […]

NWW (New Work Wednesday) – going mysterious

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015
NWW (New Work Wednesday) – going mysterious

Obviously Winter is here. I know because my paintings have changed – quite without making a conscious decision – from the joy, colour and lively movement of Spring to the darker, moody colours and mysterious light of winter. It wasn’t even a gradual change. It seemed to happen overnight, much like the falling dark of an […]

Installation and Opening night photos – Walcha Gallery Exhibition

Posted by on May 6, 2015
Installation and Opening night photos – Walcha Gallery Exhibition

I have to say, the Gallery looked fabulous! The Gallery Director, Carley, hung the paintings beautifully – I honestly couldn’t have asked for better. She picked up the run of work much as I would have, seeing connections and groupings that enhanced each other and told a story. Something some gallerists and curators miss. The […]

“Sensing” Exhibition – Walcha Gallery of Art

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015
“Sensing” Exhibition – Walcha Gallery of Art

You’re all invited to the Opening of my exhibition, with Faye Porter called “Sensing” this Saturday evening at 5pm. There will be eighteen of my paintings in the front two rooms, ranging in size from 30 x 30cm to 122 x 152cm, mostly in oil and some also with Acrylic on Canvas. If you can’t […]

NWW (New Work Wednesday)-fireplace paintings

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015
NWW (New Work Wednesday)-fireplace paintings

Here’s some “medium sized” paintings – bigger than the “medium size” previously posted, but smaller than the large paintings – ideal for a fireplace! These were made over a period of time (not just a week, folks!) and are gathered together here so you can see them before they are loaded onto the main website. […]

NWW (New Work Wednesday) – square paintings

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015
NWW (New Work Wednesday) – square paintings

I usually work on rectangular shaped substrates, my favourite being those that are Portrait oriented. So, as explained before, in order to mix it up, I sometimes feel the need (or, more truthfully, have the appropriate canvases lying around the studio) to paint on square shapes. here are some that are a particularly flexible size  – big enough […]

NWW (New Work Wednesday) – more small paintings

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015
NWW (New Work Wednesday) – more small paintings

Here’s some more small paintings I’ve been working on. Something about being able to hold them in my hand, reminds me of the saying “little treasures”. I enjoy working on these with oversized brushes and in a series, so that anything goes. It breaks up my routine and the sheer physicality of making my large […]

NWW (New Work Wednesday) – Large Paintings

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015
NWW (New Work Wednesday) – Large Paintings

Because we all gotta grow….here’s the mainstay of my recent practice – the large, centrepiece abstract paintings from the Garden Series. I can see that some of these will be the impetus for more work in that vein – for example, Sympatico. It stays on my studio wall to inspire me for other paintings, and […]

NWW (new Work Wednesdays) -Large Paper Sculptures

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015
NWW (new Work Wednesdays) -Large Paper Sculptures

Like the small paintings, the impetus for these works was a request from a dealer for a commission of 5 works in the vein of the Folded series for a Sydney Hospital. As this request came when I was heavily involved in colour exploration whilst painting small paintings for another exhibition, I wondered what colourful […]