Sunday, January 19, 2020

Local Artist Local Content Exhibition

I was super excited to receive an Excellence Award in the Local Artist Local Content Exhibition, that is being held at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. The 40 finalists are all fantastic works of art and worthy of being on display, tough decision for the judge. My work, "Quiet Place, Mt Coolum" sold on the opening night too. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Christmas Time

With Christmas nearly upon us, I was inspired to embroider a piece which featured the beautiful little native wildflower called Christmas Bells. Their vibrant cheerful red and yellow appears so rarely, what with development overtaking their land and that they are one of our species interdependent on fire for reproduction.
Having the Glasshouse Mountains in the background here is a little symbolic, because where you see them from is now farmland, so it was a nostalgic imagination of what that particular spot I was standing on may have been like long before white settlers appeared.

Have a Merry Christmas and New Year to you all, and may 2020 bring protection to our wonderful flora and fauna to flourish and grow for future generations to enjoy.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Beaching About

Every so often I have a new favourite artwork that I have created, which I like to display in the lounge until it's time to go to the gallery to find a new home. Currently enjoying these two new favourites, and the great beaches we have here on the Sunshine Coast

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Holmes Prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art

For a second time running, I have been honoured to have been selected as a finalist in The Holmes prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art, with my work "Preening Pause", a portrait of a male Australian Wood Duck I met at the Mt Cootha Botanic Gardens earlier this year.

The exhibition is currently open until mid October, so if you are near Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, Maleny Qld, pop in and have a look, there are some stunning artworks on display.

I will be there on Saturday 21st September, with my sketchbook and pencils demonstrating the art of drawing birds, with a few little works for sale.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Latest Works

A selection of a few of my latest works, beaches and birds. Two beautiful things about the area I live in. Next job to get them framed and off to the galleries.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Beach Panoramas

There are so many beautiful beaches near where I live, and despite the area being so built up, there is always a quiet beach spot to be found. These ones are from Maroochy north shore, Mudjimba and Cotton Tree.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Birding Again

Birds are such wonderful creatures, and capturing their feathers and spirit is a very inspiring pursuit.
These two embroideries I have entered in to the Immanuel Arts Festival, which is on this coming weekend at Immanuel Lutheran College, Maroochydore. If you live close by, well worth paying a visit to appreciate lots of art.

These are probably two of my favourite bird embroideries I have done to date, and will be a little sad to see them go to new homes when they sell.

As well as these two, I have also entered a drawing. This is the first time ever I have entered a drawing in to an art competition, or had up for sale, so it will be interesting to see the response of the viewing public.