COVID-19 Cartoons: Combatting Bunkermode & Balancing Escapism
Making contact with the outside world can help put things in perspective...

COVID-19 Cartoons: Combatting Bunkermode & Balancing Escapism

Cartoon update #3 In my last post, our avid news addict took some time out from his all-consuming news feeds to enjoy a few relaxing activities (to be honest, he…

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Recent Work and Reflecting on COVID-19
... or, are you Bunkering Down?

Recent Work and Reflecting on COVID-19

With the world in a vastly different place compared to just a few short months ago, I sincerely hope that you are doing fine and are finding ways to cope…

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Exhibition Opening Oct 12: Five Colours Blue

Posting on the eve of hanging our art group's upcoming exhibition: Five Colours Blue, which will be on show at The Art House in Wyong. See exhibition details and a sneak preview of some of the works I will be including.

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VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design
VIZAĜO - Fire red card back design

VIZAĜO – Playing Card Back Design

Introducing the card back design for upcoming playing cards VIZAĜO - in two colour versions. There's also an update to the Jokers, bringing this deck very close to complete.

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Painting Faces – The Suit of Clubs
Preview: in colour Queen of Clubs

Painting Faces – The Suit of Clubs

Following on from my previous post, which is all about the beginnings of a new deck of playing cards ... This update takes a look at the suit of Clubs.. From the drawing board to preview of the coloured playing card artwork.

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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 – 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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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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The Ocean and a Tall Ship for Inspiration

On the weekend I spent the day with the family on board a tall ship; it was a wonderful experience given to us by lovely parents :) The James Craig is the…

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Sketching with ArtGraf – Watercolour Graphite

It is always exciting to discover a new drawing material ... A few weeks ago I was on a mission to redeem my loyalty points at Eckersley's, when this stylish looking ArtGraf tin…

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Magazine Design Mock-ups

What is a Mock-up? If you haven't stumbled on the word mock-up before, this post may shed some light on both meaning and use. There's a little background, a few examples, and even some trivia…

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Artistic Journey: DeviantArt Contest

What does your artistic journey look like? Do you have a straight path, a meandering track full of detours, or a journey with many stops and starts? An artistic life…

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