Watchers at Sunset

In early Autumn, these glorious, young magpies were warbling away, soaking up the last of the sun’s rays when their feathers just glowed.  It was an awesome thing to see. It took me some time to get it as I remembered it. I have painted them on black board in acrylic.  The families of these 2…

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Rainbow Lorrikeets in Acrylic

These vibrant, cheeky lorrikeets visit my garden every day.  There are often up to 3 dozen birds making the most noise possible.  I love their antics. The little one upside down is always hanging that way sometimes holding on with one claw or even his beak.  A real show off. This painting sold at the very popular…

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Donkey in acrylic

  We came across this gentle creature in England at a farm stay. I have wanted to paint him for a while.    His long eyelashes and scruffy look was so endearing.  

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Art Therapy

As President of the Oatley 101 Society of Artists I have had the privilege of raising the profile of local artists, art appreciation and art therapy programs across the commuity.   We have been able to provide a substantial amount of support for various programs which promote art education and healing programs within the local…

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Art on Show at Oatley 101

“Backyard Buskers” in acrylic is on display at the Oatley 101 June Sales Gallery this coming weekend. I have entered a number of framed and unframed works. There will be a range of brilliant artworks at wonderful prices.

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Air-brush Art with Wayne Harrison

Last Saturday the Oatley 101 Society of Artists was privileged to have the amazing airbrush artist Wayne Harrison present a brilliant demonstration of his skills.  What an incredible experience.  In the 2 hours Wayne entertained the attendees with the most remarkable work. Wayne has and extraordinary background. He is the artist who painted the full fleet…

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Playing with Paint and Palette Knives.

I wanted to loosen my style a bit and as I love colour – the brighter and more dynamic the better – I came up with this.  I covered the canvas with a light sky blue and then got stuck in with the colours and palette knives.  While this was going on I made a sloppy…

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Airbrush and Bird paintings

I have really enjoyed teaching myself the art of airbrushing.  I thought using an airbrush would be easy but it takes a great deal of control and considerable skill.  As the old saying goes ‘Practice makes perfect”.   So far I mask the drawn characters and airbrush the background.  Then I spend the time painting the birds.…

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The Children’s Art Exhibition Oatley 101 Society of Artists 2015

This year my 6 year old granddaughter suggested that the Art Society should have a children’s exhibition. I took the idea to the committee and the result was the first children’s art section for 101 held on the first weekend in December.  There were 3 sections with 3 monetry prizes per section as well as certificates for all…

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Waterbrook Art Exhibition 2016

This year the Waterbrook Art Exhibition will be judged by one of Australia’s best known and loved artist, Warwick Fuller. AWARDS:              Hamilton Island First Prize – Acquisitive $5,000              McGrath Real Estate Second Prize – Acquisitive $3,000              Better Floors & Blinds Society Prize – $1,500              Moving on Small Works Prize – $1,000…

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