Sunday, April 25, 2010

Check out this guy!

This guy never fails to amaze me. He lives on the south coast of NSW, exhibits locally and internationally and his work is just, just...well, bloody fantastic!
I saw a show of his at the Nowra Art Gallery a few years ago and to see them in the flesh was awe inspiring. His technical mastery of acrylics is beyond belief and would turn hardcore oil painting purists to blubbering, jaw-dropping acrylic fans overnight.
His use of light and his beautiful compositions are just some elements of his work that keep me inspired and striving to do better in my own work.

Check out his website

Here's a good quote that I regulary use to keep me going.
"Even if your on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

No. 3 - Tomato

No. 3 - Tomato
oil on panel, 20cm x 20cm

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Well its been a big day helping hang 120 works for the exhibition this weekend, all with my four year old in tow. He was so well behaved I took him to the toy shop.
I put the finishing touches on this piece this morning. Let me know what you think everbody, its always great to get comments, feedback is good.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Anzac Day Exhibition/Auction

It's that time of year again for Crookwell's annual charity art auction and exhibition in aid of the Crookwell District Community Trust (CDCT). 40 works are up for auction and a further 80 for general sale with a percentage of each work sold/auctioned going to the community trust.
The CDCT helps people in the district financially who have experienced extreme difficulties due to personal trauma or natural disasters.

The auction is Saturday 24th April at 2pm and features some great artists including Margarita Georgiadis, Cherry Hood, John Dawson, Hank Spirek, Adam Cullen and myself (of course!) to name just a few.
A selection of works for the exhibition can be viewed at

It's a great cause and the auction is always entertaining so if your in Crookwell this weekend, check it out.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Puppy Love

No. 2 'Puppy Love', oil on panel, 20cm x 20cm.

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This is one of the kids toys, it's only about 7cm high. I think I'll have another go at painting this a bit later. Although you may not be able to see it in the photo, my brush work isn't as smooth as I would have liked. Try, try again.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Paint, Paint, Paint...

I was told many years ago that if you want to discover your own personal style and get good, paint 200 small works. So, that's what I intend to do. A number of things may happen by the end of the 200 paintings, 1. I'll be a really quick painter, 2. I'll be blind and have RSI, 3. I'll have 200 flops on my hands, or 4. I may actually improve and create something that I consider worthy.
So, here's No. 1.

No. 1, Oil on panel, 20cm x 20cm

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Back to reality!

Dan and I, Mollymook Beach.

Well, the wedding went swimmingly, the honeymoon was divine and now it's back to reality with my nose to the easle. I was working on this before the wedding and finished it today. If you are interested in purchasing this piece or others on my blog, please contact me at

My daughter's gumboots.
Oil on panel, 20x20cm.