Writing

Full Moon Art

For the last few days I’ve been on a sheep station west of Tenterfield. Along with the fabulous Julia Harpham, our hostess, we’ve been conducting what we’ve called our FULL MOON ART RETREAT. It’s a residential art workshop I teach, where a group of artists stay in the shearers’ quarters, have our studio in the…

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Having stories told about me.

In the lead up to my exhibition I did some writing. Some went into various print media, destined for Europe (The Art of Watercolour – French and English Versions), or Australia (The Australian Artist). Some was destined to wrap up last night’s fish and chips (the Northen Rivers Echo). But in this digital age one…

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Thank You

Four days after the opening the event that was the official launch of my exhibition, gratitude is on my mind.   Painting is a game of solitude, but taking that work out into the world involves all manner of organising. And organising means people.   This is the thankyou list – not in any order…

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A celebration and a conclusion.

It’s the morning after the morning after. I’m sitting in the Australia Cafe in Inverell having lunch. I’ve just left the exhibition in the capable hands of Jo and the volunteers at the Inverell Art for the next month. I don’t quite know how to describe the weekend I’ve just had. It was enormous. The…

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On Creativity

As a full time professional artist I live the creative life. I get up every day, go into my studio and make paintings. I paint pictures about the sheep and wool industries, specialising in artwork about shearing sheds. I get to travel all over rural and regional Australia for inspiration, and I love what I…

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