Fluid Paintings – A Change in Direction (again!!!)

After much experimentation, wasted paint, ruined canvasses and clothes, I am very excited to have produced a series of acrylic paintings.  I’ve been playing around with a variety of substraights, scale, and a whole lots of different paint recipes.

I hope to get an exhibition together soon – but in the meantime, visit my portfolio to see what I’ve done, and maybe find something you like.

Who’s Looking at You?

Cambridge Street Gallery – Fitzroy, Melbourne

Slowly waking from a creative slumber, I am proud to have been selected to exhibit in the Cambridge Street Gallery portraiture exhibition this month.  The exhibition goes from 24 February – 4 March. It BSG 2015 2is free entry – drop in if you get a chance.

The piece selected is ‘David- The Teacher’ from my Boxed Lives series.  It is a portrait of my father, and reflects his upbringing, interests, work and family life, and physical characteristics.

 

Even more exciting is that my daughter, Molly, also had a piece selected.

Inspired to Paint

After a hiatus from the studio for a while, I have been inspired to pick up the paintbrushes again.  Having a wonderful time creating.

You can follow the progress of the paintings on my Facebook page.

Works will be listed for sale shortly, as well as a series of prints.  If you’re interested in purchasing or commissioning a piece, just send me a message.

Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) 2014 – Best in Show

Fantastic to be invited to be involved in the Horti-couture Exhibition at this year’s Ekka.

The ‘by invitation’ event, titled ‘Horti-Couture, Wearing Your Garden’ offers an alternative artistic approach to promoting Queensland Growers. Botanically-inspired garments are modelled live and judged in a number of categories ranging from raw plant materials, through plant-based materials to commercial materials with botanical themes.

I have five outfits in the parade – three created from paper and two from artificial flowers and foliage.  Overall, there are over 30 amazing on parade.

The magnificent ‘Let’s Have Us a Garden Wedding’ won the Most Outstanding retain’ Award.  This outfit comprises 3000+ deconstructed and reassembled artificial flowers.  As well as the pinks reflecting the iconic Ekka strawberry sundaes, the pinks and teals reflect the colours attributed to female cancers.  Money from the sale of this dress will go to the Beautiful You Cancer Charity to help establish a retreat on the Sunshine Coast for women undergoing cancer treatment.   This is a cause close to my heart as I live with inoperable ovarian cancer.

The origami-inspired ‘I am where I am’ won ‘Best Outfit’ in its category.

Parades will be held again at 11am on  Ekka People’s Day and midday Saturday 16 Aug.