Friday, November 10, 2017

The Holmes Art Prize for Realistic Australian Bird Art

It is the most amazing honour to have had my quilt "Bush Stone Curlew" hanging as a finalist in the Holmes Art Prize, currently on exhibit at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. I encourage any one in the local area to go along and see this amazing exhibition, the work is phenomenal.  The winning artworks are incredible and all well deserved.

See more on facebook and also on the gallery's website


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair and the Queensland Quilt Show.  Beautiful display of quilts, and some fabulous traders offering all sorts of wonderful things.  Being lucky enough earlier this year to win a voucher sponsored by Wabi-Sabi Designs, I got to take home some wonderful items today.  Thank you Wabi Sabi, I am thrilled to bits with my prize.


Saturday, September 02, 2017

One Subject, Two Methods

I have just completed two small pieces, one an embroidery to be framed, and the other a small quilt. I didn't set out to do two works, it just so happened that I started one method of construction, which I discarded in favour of another, then when I finished and achieved the first piece, decided to re examine what I had started out making and apply it to a little quilt instead.  It is always an interesting exercise to do the same design twice, and I am rather happy with both results.  You can decide for yourself which is your favourite.  The bird featured is a White Cheeked Honeyeater, and he is on a grass tree stalk in the wallum.  I took my reference photo myself in a local national park.
"Afternoon Vigil"


"On the Lookout"


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