Sunday, November 13, 2011

This week, I will have works in the North Shore Craft Group's Christmas Sale. Always a good place to buy and covet unique and handcrafted gifts for the season.

I also will have work at Purple Noon Gallery's inaugural "Hawkesbury Art Prize" Opens this Saturday and promises to have a great selection of works.

Stay tuned for next week!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

I thought after "Arboressence" was finally hung at Purple Noon Gallery, I would have a well earned rest. Why am I just as busy? Because it seems to be exhibition season in Sydney.

I am very happy to be a finalist in a couple of big shows at the moment - Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize at Coffs Harbour Gallery, and now at Campbelltown Arts Centre for Fishers Ghost Art Prize.

I have a couple of shows I am waiting on for finalist lists next week but in the meantime have a look on my page for current exhibitions (I am involved in) for November

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Managed to be organised this year and put together a calender on RedBubble

It contains a selection of works from my last solo show "Arboressence"

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Coming up next week is The Ferry Artist's next exhibition "Conviction". There will be creations exhibited there based on The Convict Road and beyond. Opens Saturday 24th September, 4pm sharp.

Here are a couple of works that I will be putting in.

 Mixed Media 20"x20"
(Thanks to my Mum who was vexed one day because a bowerbird stole all of her new blue pegs)

And "The Wall" (From the Rockface on the Convict Road) Oils on Canvas "48"x36"

Monday, August 29, 2011

For a change (from birds & landscapes), I finished a Still Life the other day.

"The Morning Tea"
Oils on Canvas, 30"x40" /76cmx101cm

Work is currently for sale.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

 This weekend (27-28 August) is the Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail weekend.

For details

A lot of studios will be open to visit, view and buy works of art.

Although mine will not be open this year, I will be sharing space with Carolyn Clarke, Redbank Road, Kurrajong.


And I still have my show on down the road at
Purple Noon Gallery.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail
2011/2012 Launch of the new Trail Brochure opens this weekend

Each member will be exhibiting 4 works (including myself). Should be a fun opening night, dressing up in 60s/70s gear is greatly encouraged. I for one am looking forward to the retro hors d'oeuvres, oh yes and the opportunity to wear fake eyelashes - that fashion came back too late for me to take seriously.

Friday, May 06, 2011

New Linocut "Djuwe"

Part of a "Myths & Legends" exchange with Baren Forum 

Djuwe is from a Northern Australian story of the Great Bowerbird who taught men how to build shelters and dance.

I have one on Ebay available for purchase.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Painting


Acrylic & Collage

Will be on exhibition at Art Melbourne

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"The Lost Bonnet"
Acrylic on Canvas 30"x30" (76cmx76cm)

Finished yesterday, and held for exhibition at Art Melbourne

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Birds seem to be nesting in my head - painting a lot of them at the moment.

Here is a quick study of a wagtail that I have put on Ebay

Acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 Thought I'd better put these last four (wood engraving zodiac still lifes) on the blog before I forget. Painting madly for the next exhibition in May.



Balneum Capricornus

Piscean Cookery

Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Faces of the River"
New Exhibition at Ferry Artists Gallery, Wisemans Ferry

I will have work hanging in the artist run community gallery at Wisemans Ferry. Would you believe this is the gallery's 10 year. Such a nice space. Every time I go and volunteer my time there, there is something new to see and covet.

Official Opening Saturday 26th March, 6pm

Or visit at other times, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 10am - 4pm

Pictured: Original jewellry by Rochelle Juter

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

 4 more Still Lifes inspired by the Zodiac.
Wood Engraving on Maple, 3" (7.5cm) square

The Balance

Leo's Fire

Extra Virgo

Scorpio Shots

Monday, March 07, 2011

Triptych" Opening Night Pics

Me with "Picnic"

Taryn Malzard with some of her works

And for a quick tour around the gallery

My Zodiac still life series
My linocut series
A triptych in mixed media from Julie Simmons
Work by Julie Simmons
Beautiful peaches by watercolourist Julie Simmons
A musically inspired trio by Julie Simmons

For enquiries regarding the work or artists, please contact me, or check out our websites

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Invite Time!

The artists will be manning the gallery on Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sundays, so come in and have a chat.

Monday, February 07, 2011

The last of the 'Margaret Preston Inspired" series (well, at least for a while).

"Dahlias, Birds and Sunflowers"

Cutting the block after drawing design with indelible ink
Inking the block (Oil Based ink)

Printing the block on the etching press

Ready for hand colouring

Click to bid for the Artist Proof on Ebay