Fisher’s Ghost Art Exhibition

I entered the Fisher’s Ghost Art Exhibition for the first time this year and am chuffed to say that my painting of 3 azure kingfishers, “Precious Jewels” is a finalist.  It will be on display at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Gallery Rd, Campbelltown, NSW from November 3rd to December 14th.  I am looking forward…

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Recognition in the Australian Federal Parliament

David Coleman is a genuinely decent man  who is the Federal Member for Banks in NSW.  He makes time to speak with us all and is aware of all that is going on in the electorate.  David always follows through on everything he commits to and I must point out the list is comprehensive.  Consequently when…

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The Challenges of Private Commissions

  I have been fortunate to have been commissioned to paint a number of quite challenging paintings over the years and do not tire of the experience.  The people I have met have been an absolute blessing.  I have had to push my boundaries and paint other people’s thoughts.  To measure up is so rewarding.…

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Ian Hansen – Brilliant Marine Artist

One of the best parts about being the President of the Oatley 101 Society of Artists is that you get to meet some incredible artists.   Click on The photo to learn about Ian and his art.  On Saturday 9th September, Ian Hansen demonstrated his oil painting skills for our members and visitors.  Without any…

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Kingfishers in Acrylic.

I am fascinated by these beautiful little birds.  They are so very fast; always moving; always alert; looking in every direction.  Colours to dazzle.  

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Memory from a Wonderful Childhood in Lae, Papua New Guinea

As small children living in Lae, Papua New Guinea my brothers and I had some wonderful experiences.  I remember a lush, green, hot and very wet place.  There were glorious flowers, incredible snakes, frogs, insects and lots of water. One of those memories comes from the times Dad and Mum took us to paddle in…

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The Australian Artist, Noel Wood and our Bedarra Island Experience

A few years ago, our wonderful Nth Qld family invited us to join them on the magnificent (private) Bedarra Island for a getaway not to be matched.  Private beaches and superb views.  The home we stayed in had views East to the open sea and west towards Dunk Island.  Talk about a hidden paradise.  The…

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Working with Paul Margoscy

For many years I have admired Paul Margoscy’s wildlife art.  The detail and humour he incorporates in his paintings are brilliant. In the last few years I have had the great privilege of working with Paul in my capacity as president of the Oatley 101 Society of Artists where I have engaged Paul as a workshop…

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Portraits of 2 Very Special Boys

I was on a memory trip wandering through photos when I came across these portraits I did in gouache.  They were for a wonderful couple who foster children with special needs.  The love they have for these children is palpable.  It was an incredible experience for me and only the 3rd time I had done…

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