Friday, July 28, 2017

Finalist News

It is very exciting to report that I have made it as a finalist in two fine art competitions, both being run through the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.  The first is the Local Artist, Local Content prize, for which the artist must be a resident within the Sunshine Coast area and the artwork reflecting this. I entered a framed embroidery for this one.
Check out all the finalists here

The second competition is the Holmes Art Prize for excellence realistic Australian bird life, for which you can see all the finalists here.  This entry is a small quilt and I am quite honoured to have it selected, as it is sitting beside some very accomplished work of realistic bird art.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Sydney Quilt Show

It was a pleasure to recently be awarded 3 ribbons at the Sydney Quilt Show, for "Delightful Daisies". They were 2nd place, Pictorial; Best use of Dyes and Pigments and Judge's Choice.
A very big thank you to the sponsors of my prizes which include:

Maytime Designs

MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool Wadding

Every one of my prizes is fabulous and so much appreciated.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Seaview Art Gallery

A peek at what is currently on display and for sale at Seaview Art Gallery, Moffat Beach.

Sally's Garden

My latest piece, called "Sally's Garden". This was made for a relative and will be going overseas to it's new home in the UK.  It is mounted over a canvas.  I enjoyed making this cheerful little work, which measures 25 x 30cm.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

More Embroideries

 A selection of new embroideries that are/will be going on sale at Seaview Art Gallery

Heath Track

Towards the North

Dune Grass 1

Field of Pink

Field Flowers at Lake Baroon

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Seaview Art Gallery

I have joined the Seaview Art Gallery and now have space to display and sell my artwork from.  The gallery is located at
4 Seaview Terrace,
Moffat Beach, Caloundra Queensland
Hours 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Open every day except Christmas Day

The great thing about Seaview is that it is an Artist's Co-operative, which means that it is staffed by the artists.  So when you go in you will meet one of the gallery members.

If you would like to know when I am on duty, please feel free to message me or you can see the duty roster on the gallery website 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Embroideries

 Some more embroideries finished.

Friday, January 20, 2017

What's been Afoot

I might not have posted much lately, but rest assured, the sewing machine is usually always occupied here, sometimes doing practical stuff, and sometimes creative.  Here's a little creative piece I have just recently completed, I enjoyed making this embroidery, it's only 5" x 7" big and is now framed.  It's called Wallum Track, and based on a photo I took in the Mooloolah River National Park.  The wildflowers on display there in spring are magnificent, and are featuring more and more in my work at the moment.

The embroidery has been done on cotton fabric that I painted first, here's a pic of the painting stage:

I have lots of photos of the area that I am hoping to turn in to more embroideries, all next on the creative list.

New teaching dates for the start of this year been scheduled at Patchwork Angel, check out the teaching dates page for more information or click the link below

Patchwork Angel Class List