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.
I am a Brisbane based artist located in Kenmore. I work from my home studio overlooking the Brisbane River and am surrounded by Eucalyptus, Poinciana and Jacaranda trees. From my window I watch the seasons shift, wild storms roll in from the south west and birds of all species visit my garden. And the occasional snake. I have two studio dachshunds who mostly lie under my desk or in the sun!
I also work from Pottsville, in Northern New South Wales throughout the year when I need the ocean to inspire my work and senses.
If you would like to visit in Kenmore, please email to arrange a time. It’s never this clean!
Photos: The above photos were taken by Mindi Cooke.