Roussillon, France,acrylic 30x30cm
I will always love France.Why?? The old stone farmhouses, the fields of lavender and sunflowers, the pure quaintness and character of the old towns perched on the hilltops, not to mention the passion the french have for food! this is why I paint this place : the emotion I feel for the place seems to help to create the artwork.
Sometimes I remember to take photos of the different stages of a painting. Here are the stages of French Nougat.It is interesting to look back to see what took place. Sometimes when a painting goes astray you can see where you maybe should have stopped.
Background colourful wash with some darks added.
Lights ,windows,pots and sky added
Greenery and wall details added
Finishing touches. words etc
This painting is off to Nice, France for a Christmas exhibition in Galleria Monteolivetto. It is a very abstract interpretation of the promenade De anglais( the waterfront street) The water colour is what strikes you in Nice. It is a pale aqau blue.
Carlie’s (my daughter) painting on the wall
His Passion and Love, acrylic
A night of worship, prayer and creative arts was held at Valori Expresso Lounge and Gallery on Friday 6th September including dance ,poetry and visual art. it was a wonderful celebration of the creativity gifted to us by our God.
This boy was a stand out student at my Hamilton Island children’s art classes. Here he is standing with his finished painting in front of the Hamilton Marina. He has a promising creative future I’m sure. Over the 2 weeks I taught over 100 students both children and adults and enjoyed the warm winter weather of Northern Queensland.
I’m home from my time on Hamilton Island .Here are some photos of the gallery with my exhibition of paintings. I taught children in the mornings and adults in the afternoon (all up over 100 students) and sold 3 paintings. I had a most enjoyable time and had some visitors come and stay with me for some of the time which was great.
The Artwork I produced during my artist residency went on display at a huge art show on the Promenade de Anglais in Nice, France from the 7th to the 9th June . The invite pictured here shows the promenade . I stayed in a unit on this very promenade during my stay and would walk along it each balmy evening. Many wonderful memories thanks to Galleria Monteoliveto with whom I did the residency.
Catseye Beach, Hamilotn Island, acrylic, 30x25cm
I’m getting ready for my artist residency and exhibition on Hamilton Island in July. Trying to get lots of new painting done and reworking older pieces . Looking forward to it.
‘Around the Headland’, acrylic, 30x35cm
Hamilton Island Gallery has just accepted 3 of my works for their gallery… very exciting!
I may even get to do an artist residency there…we’ll have to wait and see. So I have been busy trying to do some more work suitable for Hamilton Island. I have been there twice before and have heaps of photos, so have to get painting