Monday, May 16, 2016

Fabulous Fortnight

This week I've had a few quiet moments of rest, some celebratory jumping up and down and have been given back some of my energy to the Creative World, teaching painting workshops over the weekend.

"Kaleidoscope" opened to great success. Success as in many people came to the opening and have been visiting the gallery since; and also in painting sales - I have sold several large pieces so far and I can breathe a sigh of relief that I can pay back my framers and associated costs!

Some pics from the opening

Last weekend was the Combined Art Societies of Sydney workshop weekend "Art in Action" held at Merroo in Kurrajong. I started the 3 day weekend by setting up an ambitious still life, finishing up with landscapes on the Sunday. I know I was pleased with what the students were doing, so I hope they were too!

Teaching can be both hard work and rewarding. I think I learn something new every lesson which is a bonus, and my brain is working overtime trying to bring out the best in what each student is capable of. So I definitely slept well Sunday night.

Mega Still Life set up

Fantastic work on Landscape Sunday

 And best news of all (thanks God!), I won Best In Show at the Hunter Valley Grammar School "Inspired" for my "Puparazzi".

and yesterday I found out I am a finalist at Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award with "Preservation"

So there have been a few downs this fortnight that need not be mentioned here, 
but so many more Ups. Thats a good plan for life really.

I hope your life is moving Up right now.


Thursday, May 05, 2016


I have now delivered the last of my paintings to Purple Noon Gallery, and I am close to feeling the exhaustion and brain fog that usually follows the end of such a big project.

But not just yet! (Well, the rest of today was a bit of a write off), I have an exhibition to attend!

The Opening of "Kaleidoscope" will take place on Saturday 7th May at 6m. The exhibition is on as of now, and the gallery is open Wednesdays through to Sundays. For more details see Purple Noon's website, My show will run through the month of May until the next exhibition opens - the date hasn't been set as yet.

I  will be there on Sundays as ''Artist in Residence'; ready to show you around, give impromptu artist soliloquys, maybe have a painting in progress to show you some of my methods.

So, I might take the rest of the week off - that being Friday.

Saturday morning I'll be cutting lino for the International Print Day in May. And on Sunday - I might work on some long overdue commissions.



3 works in the show - ''Gratitude'','' Laura on the Hill'', ''Autumnal''

A glimpse of the coming show

Another view of gallery - there will be a small range printed totes available during the show.
Three Floral paintings in the show to wish you a Happy Mothers Day this Sunday
And I forgot to add, Robyn has already sold one of the paintings which is fabulous, so if you cant get to the show soon, you may ask for a concise list of works for you to consider.