January 16, 2020

2 Australian artists (Natalie Eslick & Kat Hamilton) got together to organise Art for Fires, a diverse community of artists donating art work to benefit the front line volunteers of Australia's devastating bush fires and Wildlife rescue charities. (artists choose)

Natal...

January 2, 2020

Canberra is engulfed in smoke at the moment, so when I sat down to draw this month's Patreon rewards I was dreaming of creatures that live in the water. Perhaps a Scottish Kelpie, a Welsh Ceffyl Dŵr or a Scandinavian Knokken?

After a bit of poking around on the web I ca...

December 15, 2019

Just in time for a pre Christmas crafter-noon of colouring, cutting and glueing I have created some DIY paper decorations for your yule and holiday festivities.  There are 4 designs of winged beasts amongst the Holly, Ivy and Oak.

It's almost Yule, but it's crispy...

December 8, 2019

This month's background wallpapers come from an illustration I created for Folk Tale Week, which was an art challenge I took part in last month. The prompt was CROWN. Somewhat stumped, as a crown does not well sit upon a seals head I turned to the stars. Yes there is a...

November 19, 2019

A few months ago Luna Ryan, Brenda Croft and I cast what feels like millions of spear tips and axe heads replicas in cast glass. Now they are out in the world at Niagara gallery and it really is wonderful to see how Brenda's concept has come together.

 Uranium glass axe...

November 12, 2019

Last year I came across Folktaleweek (an instagram art challenge) on the last day and I was miffed to have missed out, so I put it in my diary/planner and I thought there is NO way I'm going to miss it this year!

The prompts for the week 4-10 November (thank goodness it...

November 4, 2019

This month's background wallpapers come from an illustration I created for Folk Tale Week. I've spent many hours trying to capture some sense of the northern lights and thanks to 2 watercolour demonstrations by Peter Wooley on the milky way and the northern lights  I t...

November 3, 2019

On Halloween I accompanied the in-house critic on a car trip to Melbourne for the purpose of a meeting he was attending the next day. The 600km+ journey was not our best one. 

So it was that I intended to make the most of my free time in Melbourne city. I had a day of p...

October 26, 2019

Today I zipped up to Sydney and back by coach.  I caught the last few hours of Kirstie Rea's Still – like water exhibition at Sabbia Gallery. I love Kirstie's gentle, thoughtful pieces, her mastery of kiln-formed glass is amazing.

It was 15 degrees hotter in Sydney than...

October 20, 2019

It's that time of year when many artists are participating in a very popular art challenge. Over the last 10 years Inktober has grown from a one man challenge to draw more to a world wide phenomena with millions of artists grabbing their daily ink.

This is the first yea...

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