Landscapes Oct18

Landscapes

Following is a series of landscapes I’ve been working on for some time now: This is an early, smallish work in the series. I was struck by the beauty of the clouds and the low horizon…           I was doing a lot of travelling on the Hamilton Highway and was often...

New Work in the Studio Sep12

New Work in the Stud...

This was a piece I was commissioned to paint earlier this year. The client was very clear about what she wanted which is always helpful. When I felt it was complete, I showed it to her and she exclaimed, “Wow” and told me it matched a vision she’d had of the work. I...

An Exhibition

The exciting climax of our ambitious project finally took place last week. We had an exhibition of our printmaking at the Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre (COPACC). The exhibition was the opening event for COPACC’s Book Week Activities. Colac’s Mayor, the honourable...

An Ambitious Project Aug18

An Ambitious Project

Earlier this year, an acquaintance of mine who is a teacher casually commented that this was an ‘ambitious project’ I had got myself involved in. Frankly, this reaction scared the hell out of me. I believed her vague skepticism that I had perhaps bitten off way more than I could...

I’m not a very...

It’s really sad when kids say, I’m not a good drawer. I always think, You’re just a kid, how come you’ve given up so early?But the other day, one of my little printmakers said. “I’m not a good drawer, but I’m really good at this!” and my heart...

Where we Work &...

Here’s some images of the work the children have been doing for the project. And a picture of our studio space where the intense cutting and printing takes place. You’ll see a muscle car, Uluru, a French slice and some Brazillian...

Drawing Stages May24

Drawing Stages

Did you know that children draw in stages? The same stages, all over the world? Universally? If you have children, you have probably noticed that they go through the scribble stage, the more organized scribble stage, the stage where they draw big heads with wiry arms and spidery hands coming...

Start Writing…

Everyone’s had a go at linocut and loved it. The kids have a taste for the project. Before we can get back to that exciting activity however, we have a more pressing and equally exciting one to attend to; we must write our books. Each child must complete their template, which will...

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