Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

US version of Madeit

Designs, gifts, ideas and inspiration.

Melbourne Design Market

Highlights today were:

Luna Gallery with luscious knitted clothes

Spacecraft Fabric printing

The event was busy all day....

Photocurator with reusable photo wall mounts

Melbourne Pottery Expo

Fed Square Atrium Pottery Expo

A real mix of ceramic work from traditional, to Raku to Japanese to kitsch and evrything in between.
The highlight was Bridget Bodeham who produces very delicate pieces.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Charcoal drawing I am working on

3 meters done, 3 to go - Thinking about how to hang it for assessment - Straight, tight, baggy, from ceiling....................

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Large Charcoals

Just finished these three large 800mm square drawings on Fabriano.
Really enjoyed working on them.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Upcoming Workshop Dates at CAE

April 17th - Simple Bookbinding
May 22nd - Japanese Bookbinding
May 29th - Simple Bookbinding
June 19th - Japanese Bookbinding
June 26th - Simple Bookbinding
July 17th - Japanese Bookbinding
July 24th - Simple Bookbinding
August 21st - Simple Bookbinding

at CAE Melbourne, contact CAE for bookings.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Some sketches for some new works in the pipeline - small oils, large charcoals and a compilation charcoal which I am really looking forward to starting.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Little Walk in light rain.....

A warm, cloudy day, a fabulous walk started out in rain but soon stopped. A 1.5 hour walk to the summit of Mt. Bishop in Wilson's Promontary, Victoria. View was beautiful as the lighting changed across land, water and islands.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Is there any bad taste in Art?

Is it possible to go too far in stretching the boundaries of taste in art?

I would be interested to hear what others think of this topic as I am writing an essay on it and am finding a world of difference from what Curators think and what artists think. Any input appreciated.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Words of wisdom

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is
too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it.”
- Michelangelo

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Painting Inspirations

Artists Paintings from top left across and down, row by row.

Shane Wolf 1

Jeremy Geddes 2, 8

Vilhelm Hammershoi 3

Golucho 4, 9

Odd Nedrum 5

Sol Halabi 6

Claudio Bravo 7

Zack Zdrale 10

Ninni Hedlt 11

Graydon Parrish 12

Kate Lehman 13

Mark Demsteader 14

Nicola Samori 15

Salustiano 16

Friday, February 5, 2010

Drawing Inspirations this week

Artists Drawings from top left across and down, row by row.

Shane Wolf 1,2,4,5

Zang Chun Hong 3

Ted Seth Jacobs 11

Steven Assael 6,10

Robert Liberace 14, 15, 16

Vernon Ah Kee 12

Jon de Martin 7

Wes Walters 8

Michael Grimaldi 9,13

Saturday, January 30, 2010

JADA at Latrobe Regional Gallery

Image credit: John Philippides, Portrait 2, 2008. Lead point on paper.

Worth a look at if you are in town, or visit Latrobe Gallery here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Quote of the week

‘Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it did not matter; and we live that way because we have lost the habit of sacrifice and are striving always to avoid it. The false art of our time, mired in kitsch and desecration, is one sign of this.’

Roger Scruton

Friday, January 15, 2010

Recent Charcoal Drawings

Some of my recent drawings with the human figure in charcoal on toned paper.

This one is still unfinished.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Amazing artist with such strong imagery. His oils are fabulous too.