Exhibition at CStudios in Newcastle
Gallery owner Jo Chisholm-Ray opens exhibition

Exhibition at CStudios in Newcastle

Exhibition Extended to Sunday May 1st ‘Exploring water in all its depth and mystery’ This exhibition follows on from our group exhibition held at the Studio Gallery in December 2015.…

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Water Lines – Pen & ink – Part IV

Welcome to the final segment of Water Lines - Pen & ink; a post series showing my work from a group exhibition in December. Today, I want to introduce you to the Garnet Hill - a four masted steel barque with a (to me) special history.

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Water Lines – Pen & ink – Part III

Welcome to part three of Water Lines - Pen & ink - a virtual tour of artworks I recently showed in a group exhibition. Meet the Orcas, the sailors up the mast rounding Cape Horn, and of course, no ship is fully crewed without a cat at the helm ...

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Water Lines – Pen & ink – Part II
Seeking Refuge - pen & ink drawing

Water Lines – Pen & ink – Part II

Continuing from my previous post, here is part two of my artworks from the recent group exhibition Water Lines. A journey in pen and ink; exploring rough seas, sails and the sighting of new land ...

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Water Lines – Pen & Ink – Part I

Over the next few posts I will be showing my artworks from the recent group exhibition: Water Lines. These ten pen & ink drawings explore my love of oceans, waves and ships. Beginning Onboard James Craig; a fully restored tall ship, part of the Sydney Heritage Fleet, which inspired several of my drawings - I hope you enjoy :)

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Water Lines – exhibition wrap
Framed ink drawings in exhibition Waterlines

Water Lines – exhibition wrap

My last post was all about the beginnings of a new body of work; oil paintings and ink drawings for an exhibition about Water...  A lot has happened since then :) Moving…

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Bring out the Oils … and Hoist the Sails

The humble beginnings of a new body of work, for an exhibition about Water. In this post I also delve into the past, where seafaring adventures and events are a huge source of inspiration in my art, and fuel my ongoing fascination with sailing ships and the ocean.

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Designing a Playing Card Back

Colour sets the tone, look and feel of almost everything. If you change the colours around, the same design and artwork can take on a completely different look... This post is a short journey through designing with colour in mind. And a reminder: Today is the last day to vote in the deck design contest!

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Cover Designs, Websites & a Deck Design Contest

My mother writes books, over the years she has published several books and collected poems, she also writes regular reviews about the many different books she reads ... Wielding a pen…

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Why there’s so much to Love about Cards

If you have visited here before, you'll know I love cards (both Tarot and Playing cards). Having just published my second deck, I feel I'm still at the beginning of a most inspiring journey, which I hope will…

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Playing Cards: Links to buy, Images & Interview

It's been a busy week since the playing cards arrived from the printer; wrapping and packing decks to send on their way to new homes. It's an exciting pastime, which may see me graduate to assistant…

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Inspiration for Art comes in many Shapes and Sizes

I don't think it's possible to pin-point exactly how ideas form, as they tend to pop up when we're looking the other way.  It is possible though, to dwell on the various things that…

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Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers
Paul on the Harmonica - Pen, ink drawing and digital painting

Drawing a Musician & motivating Swimmers

Music is always inspiring, as are those who perform it so brilliantly... My friend Paul is an absolute star on the harmonica; he plays and sings across the musical genres, exuding…

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