Saturday, October 24, 2009


In an attempt to streamline I have merged my small paintings blog, this blog, and the NEWS page of my website to this blog, so head over if you'd like to update subscriptions. I anticipate occasional newsletters still to those on email list, and lots to follow on the new blog. Thanks for subscribing!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mental Health Week

Muscle Car Sunset - 25x25cm Oil/Board

Be sure to check out TOWARDS THE LIGHT at Frances Keevil Gallery Double Bay, a fundraising event for WAYS and UAS. There'll be plenty of great art for sale and auction.

Artists involved also include Jane Bennett, Elisabeth Cummings, Ann Gordon, Georgina Hart, Marcella Kaspar, Adrian Lockhart, Joanna Logue, Sue Meyer, Amanda Penrose–Hart, Melissa Selby-Brown, Peter Simpson, Pablo Tapia, Stephen Trebilcock, Wendy Sharpe and Judith White.

The main event is Saturday 3rd October 3 – 5pm and exhibition continues.

Full details here

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I eat eggs but...

Simon Collins - Roo - 2009 - Oil/Board 91.5 x 91.5 cm

Humane Society International do some wonderful stuff, from campaigns for correct food labelling (how free range are your eggs really?) to the housing impoverished Orangutans and international level legal battles against unlawful whaling. And the Extinction Denied Art Exhibition held at the Arthouse Hotel, Sydney from next Monday 14th September. Many of the usual starters have donated work this year, amongst them Adam Cullen, Cash Brown, Abbey McCulloch, Lucy Culliton, and it's my second go, plus a few new faces too and I'm really Looking forward to getting up close to the work of Euan Macleod and Darian Zam. Click here to preview the work

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Show Opens

My show opens this Saturday, work was hung today.

Looking forward to it, would love to see you there if you can make it.

1-3pm, Iain Dawson Gallery, Paddington.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Anthea Polson Art

Many would be aware of the recent news that Art Galleries Schubert have closed their doors. To have your representing gallery close is never good news, but being asked to join the stable of the new Anthea Polson run gallery, Anthea Polson Art was very welcome. While wishing Win Schubert the best in her semi retirement, I'm very much looking forward to a future with many of the strong ex Schubert artists, friends and team who no doubt will be running a very exciting new gallery right next to Marina Mirage. Visit the website and sign up for newsletters here to keep up with all the news.

Music to paint to #2

I thought I'd be doing more of these, but here's album #2, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads.

Many a painting to date has been done to this fine album. Guests include Kylie, PJ Harvey, Shane McGowan and the Moron Tabernacle Choir. Check out this great Doco, many chatting heads including Dave Graney, Rowland S Howard + many more.

I was lucky enough to recently see them do All Tomorrows Parties on Sydney Harbour's Cockatoo Island, along with Ed Kuepper's Laughing Clowns, only to find out days later that Mick Harvey was leaving the band to be replaced (in some sense) by Ed. Will be interesting to see how that pans out...

In the real art world....

Another great one to follow

"What's going on in the real art world? Welcome to "In The Real Art World" and please excuse the pun. "In The Real Art World" alerts you to the best exhibitions of representational "realism" which are on at the moment anywhere in the world. Whether it be in a Museum or a commercial gallery, the main focus will be on contemporary art without ignoring the great art of the past. Although I appreciate good art in any form it takes, I noticed that there are a multitude of sites dedicated to what's happening now in contemporary art. But there is no site that specialises in letting you know where to see the best of representational "realism" that is either contemporary, or of the past."