Monday, April 25, 2016

Lots of Lovely Painting

What a marvelous weekend - The Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail was on and I was "'in residence" at Jeanette Starr's Little River Artist Studios. Lots of lovely people to talk to, and I hope to have a date or two of coming workshops there in the future.

I have had some successes, at the Hawkesbury Agricultural Show I recieved a 1st Prize for Drawing, and a Third and 2 Highly Commendeds for other sections. I also found out I am shortlisted in the Fleurieu Food & Wine Art Prize for ''Repast''.

Term 2 started again at The Royal Art Society Art School, where I am teaching acrylic painting. If you are quick you can still enrol (For more info on coming classes and workshops click HERE).

I gave a demonstration for the St.George Art Society, which apart from being a great night with great people, gave me the opportunity to start another couple of paintings! (My favourite stage of a work).

What I am most excited about is my coming show at Purple Noon Art Gallery. Less than two weeks to go until the opening, and I still have a possible 5 more paintings I would like to finish for possible inclusion. We shall see...

And here is the invitation! If you are in Sydney in May, I do hope you can come visit; apart from the opening, I plan to be at the gallery most Sundays for the duration of the exhibition.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

"Onward and Upward!"

Thought I should start with an inspiring quote - although the rest of it goes: To Narnia and the North! (CS Lewis).

Because I have been lax in keeping this blog updated with my daily trials and tribulations (lucky for you readers!), I will just let you know of a few things coming up in April.

15 - 17 April, 
My local Agricultural Show. Come and check out the Arts Pavillion

23 & 25 April
I will be demonstrating both acrylic painting and wood engraving on the Saturday at Little River Art Studios, and I will have work available both there and Purple Noon Gallery

15 - 24th April

Winmalee High School
29 April - 1 May

 Art in Action, Merroo Conference Centre, Kurrajong NSW
13, 14, 15 May
Here is a flyer I made for the Saturday, but there are still places available for 
Friday - Still Life
Sunday - Landscape

I will leave you with a painting I started as a demonstration at the Sydney Royal Easter Show at the Derivan stand, and it will now be available at my coming solo exhibition at Purple Noon Gallery

Opens Saturday 7th May!