Lesson 2. Investigating Line, Shape and a Limited Colour Palette

I was asked to tutor a lovely young lady in creative art. TH loves art….any art. I do not teach art. What I do is provide a process, a series of experiences which allow the young artist to be in control of their own creativity. They are able to plan their artwork and decide on…

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Some Achievements as President of the Oatley 101 Society of Artists

I have had some time to reflect on the 5 years I invested in the Oatley 101 Society of Artists as President, retiring in November 2018 from a full time volunteer job. A position I look back on with a great deal of pride. Those people who are really passionate about whatever they take on…

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Demonstration in Acrylic for the Southern Cross Art Group.

In October I had a great evening demonstrating a painting of a juvenile magpie in acrylic for the Southern Cross Art Group. It was a lovely evening with fellow artists who were so welcoming and very interested in what I do. Following is the report on the demonstration. REPORT on OCTOBER DEMONSTRATION FOR SOUTHERN CROSS…

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My Art is Hanging in the Mistletoe Gallery in the Hunter Valley

What a wonderful experience. I was invited by Cassandra to hang some of my paintings in this beautiful gallery. The Mistletoe winery has some of the best wines in the country. Part of the wine tasting experience is the gallery which includes a range of 3D and 2D art. It is well worth the visit.…

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Rainbow Bee-eater Painting in Acrylic

This painting sold recently at the Oatley 101 December exhibition. It was on its second trip out. The lady who bought it loved it from the moment she set eyes on it. I am so pleased.

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Olive Backed Sunbird Paintings Framed.

As usual, Nadya at “Art and Mirror Framing” Caringbah, has done an amazing, high quality job framing my sunbird paintings. The frames include a triple matt and spacer which create a lovely sense of depth. I have always insisted on the best frames for my art. I believe in the whole product and the frame…

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The Art of Garry Fleming

We took a little drive to Bowral to view Garry Fleming’s exhibition at the Milk Factory Gallery. I had particularly wanted a signed copy of his new Children’s book about dinosaurs. This book is now in its third print. His Children’s books are lovely and his art is exquisite. Such fine detail. So beautifully rendered.…

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Black Kite in Acrylic – Work in Progress

I was finding this a challenge but feel it has reached the “I think it could work” stage. The reference photo was with permission from Adam Crews who is an amazing photographer and very dear friend. I hope I do it justice. There is still much to do but I am determined to get the…

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Memories from a Trip to Bedarra Island

These beautiful little birds are Olive backed Sunbirds. We were very blessed to see them while on a holiday on Bedarra Island in Queensland. It had been raining and they were having a lovely time dancing in and out of the flowers around the house. I have posed them on the powder-puff plant which is…

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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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