Looking for abstraction in nature. … More Abstracting nature.
Earlier this year in my pastel class we focussed on sharing our emotional reaction to the seasons in our paintings. How do we do that? What does it even mean? Put simply, painting should be more than faithfully reproducing a subject — we should be trying toshare our feelings about the subject so we can … More Painting with emotion
Some time ago I was visiting my local recycling center and spotted a chair I just LOVED the shape of. It was in a very poor condition with bright orange covering that was worn, cracked and torn but had beautiful, classic lines and great chrome legs. I bought it then had to borrow a screw … More Classic style meets ecoprint
I needed a portable, travel plein air kit for pastels so I made one! Saved a heap of dollars and it works great. … More A little Plein Air kit
A fun art collaboration with my sister resuled in a nature inspired floor lamp. … More Upcycling collaboration – Floor lamp
Of all the seasons Spring is the most abundant, full of new growth, flowers bursting forth and covering the landscape with massed colour. It can sometimes be a bit of a sensory overload when it comes to trying to capture all that riotous growth in a painting. You can see what I mean here…the desert … More Painting Spring Landscapes
I can’t resist working with flowers but sometimes I take on a bit more than I bargained for!
… More I’m an artist not a florist…
My two passions meet, upcycling and eco printing. See how to transform a bedsheet into a leaf printed kimono. … More From bedsheets to Kimonos…
Last week my husband and I walked into Lake Judd in Tasmanian’s South West wilderness area. We’d done it before a few times many years ago when it was a very long, hard slog through boggy mudpits up to our knees. I did not have pleasant memories of the track! Joyously it has had a … More Painting the wilderness
Well….almost. I’ve got a big Christmas market coming up this weekend so am almost finished the prep and ready to pack it all up. It’s been a somewhat painful month as I’ve been plagued by an old RSI injury so I’ve put my custom painting business on hold for 3 months to give it time … More This little artist went to market…