I am updating my website this month. Some of my work is very difficult to capture within the format of a screen. I always photograph work before glass framing, but sometimes I think showing the frame is also important.
If you see any of my works either in the gallery or shop sections that indicate they are framed and there is no photo, please contact me and I will email you a photo.
This is from a series I made in 2018. A series of paper collages. Bellarine will be exhibited at the upcoming DUST exhibition this coming May 3rd in Brisbane. Details here
The Gallery hours are limited but will be open Saturday and Sunday 10am -2pm May 4, 5 AND May 11,12.
I will have a range of works in the show, including some small still life paintings on paper. Occasionally I dabble with still life because of my love for flora and ceramics. Keep an eye on my instagram feed for more updates.
Over the last month I have been spending every spare moment in the studio.
I have the sense that this year is going to flyby. Family commitments have been locked in already: trips; weddings and school demands. In May I have two exhibitions. One in Brisbane and the other in Adelaide. (what was I thinking) I will have all the details first via my Instagram page and also here on my website.
So in this post I just wanted to share a small amount of the works that are in progress. It looks very much like a dog’s breakfast at the moment, and I feel like I have no room to move at times. Landscapes, particularly trees and even more the eucalyptus trees in my own backyard are the source of my investigations.
This summer has been relentlessly hot and dry. The heat has caused so much stress to the trees, that they have shed their bark so dramatically this year, revealing the most amazing colours and textures. I’m looking forward to cooler days so I can get out and walk more within the landscape.
I am always ready to start before I can. Ideas overflow at this time of the year yet I have little time to focus and commit to them during school holidays.
When I can I reach for any chance to start something. Anything. Mark making is an integral part to any artist’s practice. I guess it’s a bit like warming up or stretching before a run. (Except I hate running) It can be done in many ways, not just with something that carries pigment but something that can scratch and take pigment or surface away. I still use some old dental tools I was given from my uni days when I majored in printmaking.
It’s been summer here. I spent this time with my family doing….well very little. And it’s been perfect. A little sewing, plenty of reading and catching up with family and friends. And sleeping, yes so nice to sleep.
No time for painting. Plenty of photos that need sorting. I always upload regularly on instagram and try always to upload many others on my Flickr account.