Sunday, March 30, 2008

Acrylic on canvas
60 x 75cm (24 x 30 inches)

This is a commissioned painting I have just finished for Niamh. I have to give credit to Niamh for coming up with the central idea of her self and her bunny as fairies sitting in a garden surrounded by flowers

The painting below is the scanned image for Darcy's painting.

Acrylic on canvas
60 x 75cm (24 x 30 inches)

Friday, March 28, 2008

This is a new painting I have just completed for Darcy. I'm currently doing one for her sister also. I included parts of the painting in different stages of completion for those interested.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Just a note to let people know I will be in Canberra this Sunday at the Bus Depot Markets in Kingston. A spur of the moment decision - Canberra's the nicest place at this time of year .
Hours for the markets are 10am - 4pm.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hello! :)
These are the sketches that will become paintings this week. If you can't find me this is where I will be.
Two commissions for Darcy and Niamh and one of my own babies 'The Keepers'.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Antiqued brass cameo necklaces now for sale in my shop.
All designs from the dream series are available for custom orders.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

This week has been busy busy with finishing off commissions
( working on another 2 now for next week ), packaging orders for Etsy, preparing for the weekend markets and the Nook, and for the latest project - making cameo pendants.

I had been looking into doing pendants for ages but couldn't decide on any one style ( as there are so many) - so I was very happy to discover cameos.

Using all the antiqued brass 'bits and pieces' has been a real thrill and as I go on I will add more colour to them. I have bought some sweet little rose quartz and pale green jade rose beads that I will weave into the necklace at a later date. In the meantime I will be offering them for sale on Etsy from tomorrow and will have them this Saturday at the Glenbrook markets.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A commissioned painting I have just completed that will be given as a wedding gift to Nik and Jane in Sydney. (I've added the photo as well as the scan as I noticed my scanner makes the greens look a bit flat and dull)

40 x 60 cm (16.5 x 25 inches)

Acrylic on canvas.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Thought I would give a little 'show' of my studio space...keep in mind I haven't given it a tidy up before hand. When I start any new body of work I like to get it in order but at the moment I'm still in between so it remains a bit of a mess. I don't tend to paint in here though. I like to follow the sun around the house during the day and the only sun I get in this room is from the west at the end of the day when it sets...directly in my face.

Above is the dog's bed, with sleeping Frank, and my main desk with all the computer stuff plus other bits and pieces for cutting gluing, writing etc etc. The paintings on the walls are not mine but are other artists that I have been collecting including Linda Norton, Diana Grappassonno, and Wendy Ryan.

During the day I have a beautiful view out into the bush and into a very steep gully. All sorts of Australian birds - parrots, lorikeets, cockatoos and so on make a lot of noise to create a pleasant enough atmosphere.

Above and below are a couple of easels with works in progress and my table for printing - plus my second puppy-scruff - Louie ( also sleeping).

I have all my paints in the little plastic trolley which I can cart all round the house and I store all my printing papers, inks and smaller canvases in the white cupboard - as well as portfolios and larger flat items.

In the shelves above I store supplies for my cards including loose cards, envelopes and plastic sleeves - as well as postage ietms. In the boxes on the right are all the cards (!)...yes quite a few there. Above the boxes are canvases waiting their turn to be painted on.

So there you go - 4 walls completely covered.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Hello there,

I just wanted to mention that I opened a second exhibition last week at Cafe Memento 38 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath, Blue Mountains. It's a little exhibition with smaller works then the other one I have running but the style is a bit different too. In any case - if you are in the area the cafe is open Thursdays to Mondays from 8.30 - 4 but will be closed over the Easter break. It will be set up until the 16th April.

Above is a new painting I am working on and that I will add to the exhibition next week .
It's called "A House that Breathes'.
I've always liked the idea of living in a house that grows as we do and that blends from the outside with the inside. I also like the idea that the house is as a metaphor for aspects of the self - particularly in dreams.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

"Eternal Expansion"
40 x 60 cm (16.5 x 25 inches)
Mixed media on canvas.

Original Now Sold.