Monday, December 13, 2010

This piece is entitled "Native Waratah" I really like the graphic quality of the American Indian (Hopi) inspired pottery. I could have explored more local indigenous craft, but at the time I liked the idea of Artistic Globalisation.

My first colouring was this:

And then I decided to create the edition in these colours:

Printed on Somerset Paper with Black Offset Printing Ink. Hand coloured with Winsor & Newton Watercolours. Edition of 16.

The Proof that is uniquely coloured (Pink) will be on Ebay for sale.

Monday, December 06, 2010

For an upcoming show next March, I am embarking on a couple of series of prints. Inspired by Australian Painter & Printmaker Margaret Preston I created "Gum Blossom" a year ago:

I have now completed "Flannel Flowers"

Have proofed a 3rd, and am cutting a 4th. Will do 6 in the series eventually. Pictures to come.

If you wish to make a bid for the uniquely coloured proof of Flannel Flowers, I have released it onto Ebay.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Its time I review my year. I would love it if you would vote for your favourite works. 5 if possible, 10 if you cant make up your mind. (I couldnt)

This weekend is The North Shore Craft Group's Christmas Sale at Thornleigh, NSW. I will have some pieces there.

Monday, November 08, 2010

New Shows I am involved with this week

Christmas Gala Exhibition & Fundraiser for Careflight at The Ferry Artist Gallery
Saturday 13 & 14 November 10am - 4pm
Opening at 2pm Saturday. Auctions, Sausage Sizzle, Raffles, Demonstrations, Handmade & Produced Stalls, as well as a brand new exhibition to celebrate the coming season.

Venue: Shops 1 & 2 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry

St.Josephs College 32nd Annual Art Show
Mark Street, Hunters Hill

Opening Night, Friday 12 November 7pm to 11pm (To order tickets go to website)
Saturday 13 November 10am to 6pm
Sunday 14 November 11 am to 5pm
$5 admission charge which includes catalogue

Murray Farm Public School has their show on this weekend
When: 12 Nov 10 - 14 Nov 10
Friday 12th - 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday 13th - 9am - 5pm
Sunday 14th - 10am - 3pm
Where: Murray Farm Public School Tracey Avenue, Carlingford, NSW
Cost Friday Opening Night - $10 (inc drinks & nibbles)
Saturday/Sunday - Adults $3, High School Students/Seniors $1, Primary Students - Free.

This will be the last week to visit Bowral's
David Turnbull Bequest
■Date: 27 October - Sunday 14 November,
■Venue: Bowral Art Society
1 Short Street Bowral

Redlands QLD & Sebel Hawkesbury still on.

For a look at the winners for Redlands Art Awards go HERE

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

2 New Paintings at the Sebel - exhibition of Hawkesbury Artisan Trail Members, in bar and foyer.

Last week to visit Norvill Art Prize - see previous post.

This week Redland Art Awards opens. I am a finalist with "Across the River"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Three shows running  this week!

Parramatta Foundation Art Awards (Opened last week) Flyer
I recieved a Commended for one of my paintings

Bright Landscape

Macquarie Towns Art Society "A Spring Affair" Opens Friday 29 Oct 7pm  BLOG
Elizabeth Plays the Cello

St.Madeleines Primary School, Kenthurst ARTFEST 2010
Hillside XV

Still have work on exhibition at Kiama & Murrurundi & The Sebel, Windsor

Monday, October 18, 2010

Norvill Art Prize

We went on a road trip last weekend to beautiful Murrurundi; past Scone, before Tamworth. It was lovely, in between the pouring rain and catastrophic wind. (Murrurundi recorded the highest wind in the state that day). When we got to our Motel - it was announced that there was no power in town; so all we could do was go have a lie down - which was very welcome.
More welcome was the miracle of electricity which came on after an hour or so, so we could have a cup of tea and I could get dolled up and check out the Norvill Art Prize of 2010. As I was a finalist, I wanted to check out the competition - which I knew from some of the names, would be tough.
Raced into the RSL Hall (it was raining) and have a wonderful time checking out the beautiful work displayed there. Some very nice people also. Alas, I was not a winner for this one; for pictures of the prize winners check out Norvill Art Prize 2010

Some other work I particularly liked are here:
"Echoes of a Distant Land" by Danelle Bergstrom 

"Golden Gully-Hill End" by Sue Smalkowski

And some more artists to check out:

And here is the winner!

"South Coast Pastoral with Butcher Birds"
A hefty oil painting with lots of impasto by Paul Ryan

Monday, October 04, 2010

Acrylic on Canvas 24"x20"
RSPCA Art Exhibition

■Date: 8 - 10 October

The opening night takes place 7pm, Friday 8 October 2010 (viewing from 6:30pm).

There is a $20 champagne supper organised for the opening night with proceeds going to RSPCA Illawarra.

Enquiries, please contact Barbara Willis on 02 4257 1896.

■Venue: Br Pelin Hall

Edmund Rice College

Mount Kiera West, West Wollongong


Monday, September 13, 2010

New Exhibition Opens At The Ferry Artists Gallery

"Secrets of the River"

Offical Opening Saturday 18th September, 6pm
Old Northern Road
Wisemans Ferry

My latest painting, "Cockatoo Secrets"
Mixed Media on Canvas, 24" x 20"

Monday, August 23, 2010

Its On Again

Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail

This weekend - 28 & 29 August 2010, 10am - 4pm

Various Venues including my studio at 231 Mud Island Road, Sackville North

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bookplate for Judy Brownlie

Bowerbird building her nest. "Le Nid" in the background.

Judy Brownlie is an active member of a number of arts organizations including being a Signatory Member Victorian Artists Society, Australian Guild Realist Artists (Melbourne), Sherbrooke Art Society, Royal Art Society NSW, Macquarie Towns Art Society, National Association for the Visual Arts and Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Collection.
She tutored painting at Sherbrooke Art Society and also ran own classes at Burwood. In 1982, Judy moved to Sydney and now tutors painting at the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop situated in the grounds of the University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury.
Judy has won over 60 major awards in all mediums and tutors workshops in oil, water colour and pastel. In 1990, she won the Camberwell Rotary Travel Grant enabling her to travel extensively throughout Europe and Turkey to study and paint.
Judy has had several solo exhibitions and several mixed exhibitions and is represented in collections throughout Australian, Italy, England, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Holland, Japan and New Zealand as well as the Swan Hill Regional gallery and many councils’ permanent collections and corporate business houses.
She has appeared in a number of publications including 3rd Edition of Australian Artist Today, Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists, Max Germaines Artists and Galleries 1997 CD Rom, Australian Artists Magazine, Jan. 1996, May 1999, Aug. 2001, and the Baulkham Hills Shire Show Case 2002.

Monday, July 05, 2010


What do pelicans dream about I wonder. This would be a very good dream.

Woodcut - 44.6cm x 30cm, Oil based ink on rag paper.

You can see it at the 2010 launch of the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail opening
next Friday 16 July
Richmond School of Arts
March Street, Richmond NSW

or you could be lucky and get the one I posted onto Ebay

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Earlier I cut a linocut I wasnt happy with into smaller pieces. ("Chrysanth")  Here is another.


2.9" h x 2.9" w [7.5 cm x 7.5 cm].

I experimented by wiping colour into the cut areas of the block (with cotton bud), then I inked up the rest of the block in brown-black with the roller. Printed with dampened paper on the press.

I quite liked the texture of the pink and the green intaglio. I enhanced them later with a pale wash of watercolour.

One of the pieces will be for sale on Ebay.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cut a linocut I wasnt happy with into smaller pieces. Here is one of them.
2.4" h x 2.4" w [6 cm x6 cm]
I experimented by wiping colour into the cut areas of the block (with cotton bud), then I inked up the rest of the block in brown-black with the roller. Printed with dampened paper on the press.

I quite liked the texture of the pink and the green intaglio. I enhanced them later with a pale wash of watercolour.

One of the pieces will be for sale on Ebay.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Fire Coral"
Reduction linocut (4 colours)

Will be at the North Shore Craft Group challenge "Fire & Water"

I also have one of them available on Ebay

Sunday, May 23, 2010


 Gymea Lily, Mixed Media on canvas 24" x 12"

Will be at Macquarie Towns Art Society Autumn Exhibition.
The Richmond School of Arts
March Street, Richmond, Sydney
Opens Friday 28th May, 7.30pm
29 - 30 May 10 - 4

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

For those that were unable to visit the Washhouse Gallery, here is a link to view most of the works on display.

Rather happy with the show, it looked brilliant, had sales before, during and after the opening. Sold almost half of the works. (15 out of 32). Feel a bit burnt out now, maybe I should take a break.... I have lots of printmaking to do!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Swamphen Trio

Acrylic & Collage on Canvas
36" x 24" / 91cm x 61cm


On Exhibition at Purple Noon Gallery (Sold)

606 Terrace Road
Freemans Reach NSW

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"A Season of Birds" opens this week at Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach.

Not only do I have birds in Rozelle (exhibition still running until 25 April) , some have landed over the river in 606 Terrace Rd, Freemans Reach.

(click on image to view full invite)

Monday, April 12, 2010


 "Rock Orchid"

Mixed Media on Canvas 24" x 12"

Currently on exhibition at Washhouse Gallery
711 Darling Street Rozelle

Thursday, April 08, 2010

My Solo Show for 2010 opened last night and has had great reviews from friends and strangers alike. The gallery (711 Darling Street Rozelle, NSW)  is open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 3pm. The exhibition ends on 25 April so lots of time to come see it. Great coffee in the coffee shop also.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010



Mixed Media on Canvas, 24" x 12"

1.Collage and image blocked in with thin paint
2. Blocking in more colours
3. Colours, including darks and lights, with a bit of 'drip'
4. Nearly finished

Wanted larger areas of colour and less detail, also enriched the colour values.