Five Years as President of Oatley 101 Society of Artists.

Yesterday at the AGM I gave my fifth and final report on the Oatley 101 Society of Artists as the President. It has been a wonderful experience on many levels. I have learned much about people, art, community and all associated with an organisation such as this one. Upon reflection I put in an incredible…

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Fine Framing Makes a Difference

I spent time with the brilliant Nadya at Art and Mirror Framing to get my frog paintings finished to my standards. She has done a wonderful job of framing which really works to lift the artwork and complement it so well. I am thrilled with the result as always. Check them out at Art and…

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Green Frog Paintings in Acrylic

I have just completed two paintings of one of the most beautiful creatures I know. These are white lipped tree frogs. I know them so well as they were all around us where we grew up in North Queensland. Again the photos do not do them justice. I am very pleased with the results of…

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Another Successful Pet Portrait.

I have just returned from delivering a Pet Portrait of a White Faced Cockatiel, to a new client. This was a difficult one again as I only had some photos to go by. Gus is not just a pet. He is Kevin’s mate. Kevin is one of those lovely people who trusted the artist in…

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Azure Kingfisher in Acrylic

I am going to have to get some decent lessons on photography and photofinishing to really capture the true colours of the paintings I create. The trouble with being a novice one does not understand the complexities that clever photographers understand. The original painting’s colours are more beautiful and really shimmer. However, I will have…

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Rainbows

When we were holidaying in Byron Bay, we had the great privilege of seeing these exquisite little birds in the coastal area where we were walking. Small and fast, there were quite a few darting about. The colours in the sunlight were magical indeed. I have airbrushed the background as simply as possible as I…

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Tawney Frogmouth Painting in Acrylic

These birds never cease to fascinate me. I love playing on the characters they portray. Their togetherness is wonderful. Their ability to remain so still and blend in to the trees in which they roost is brilliant. I love the way acrylic paint allows the versatility to paint layers of colour. This process helps to…

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Another painting to the Framer.

This is the latest in my kingfisher journey. These gorgeous, little birds can be seen in Nth Queensland. We saw quite a few on a trip to Tinaroo Dam on the Atherton Tablelands. These are painted in acrylic and I have layered the blues and turquoise to try and show the sheen. I am having…

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Another Acrylic Painting of Kingfishers finds a New Home.

This painting of Forest Kingfishers was sold at Evans Art Exhibition recently. The lustre of the feathers in various lights has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. Growing up in North Queensland provided me with a wealth of opportunities to know these beautiful creatures. It has taken many paintings to get them…

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Art Sales and Awards

What a weekend I have had. The Oatley 101 Society of Artists 19th Annual Art Exhibition was held over the weekend. Hundreds of people came through and much art was sold. I was fortunate to sell “Little Princes” and it also picked up the People’s Choice Award. I was over the moon as apparently it…

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