It was lovely to be approached before Christmas by our local Tourist News magazine to do a write up on Wrendale Wildlife Studio. They really capture well all the experiences on offer at my studio, from sketching workshops to visiting me at my studio. Here's the page - and you can click here to look through the rest of the magazine online, which profiles great
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Nothing beats being commissioned to do a pet portrait, it's an honour as it sadly sometimes means the four legged friend is no longer with us. As a dog owner and lover of animals I have painted wildlife and birds my whole life and have studied their form closely: the way they lie, cock their head, their poise and stare and I work tirelessly to capture
I love being invited to exhibit my work, it gives me a real thrill, so when Tracey rang from Wyreena Community Arts Centre and invited me to take part in a joint exhibition and submit 8 pieces to hang, I was delighted. The exhibition will run for the months of May and June and the venue is a great building tucked away on Hull Road
I'm loving this pre- Christmas clearance sale and am going to do it annually. It's great to free up some space in the studio so I can start the new Year with space around me - there's nothing quite like blank wall space to spur the artist on! So...if you need any last minute gifts for family and friends or even yourself...call me and I
Sadly you don't get to hear the songs I chose, but you do get to hear little me chatting away on Yarra Valley FM. http://www.yarravalleyfm.com/#!art-journal-12/c38f
Yes, it's ME, I shall be live on air on Yarra Valley FM with Cora Zon on Thursday 4 June at 11am, chatting about my career to date and my journey as an artist. I was thrilled to get a call from Cora and she came over to my studio in Healesville and we had a lovely old time of it chatting away. If you want to
I've been working on a couple of commissions since before Christmas and both are now done and delivered. One was a large canvas for a private home, of Flanders Poppies with butterflies and birds and a powdery blue sky. The other, a canvas of three much loved four-legged friends who are no longer with us, Jack, Jess and Ishy - a present from a family
I've just updated the calendar with four painting workshops I'll be taking over the next few months, at Three Stories Art Gallery and Crumbz Craft. Keep an eye on the calendar as I'll be adding more dates through out the year. Also, I teach regular painting classes at my studio here in Healesville, every Friday. I can do Thursdays if preferred. Usually