Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tagged!

I've been tagged! Thanks Triecia for the tag, will do my best to keep it going.. better late than never.

The Rules

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog. 2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs. 4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

5 Random Facts

1 - In my art school days living in inner city Sydney I had an unforgettable ugly and quite frightening encounter with a very famous artist. It happened in our share house well after the local pub's closing time and what I understand was a binge of several days.

2 - My job of 13 years is a Deuce Bigalow style Aquarium and Pond service/installation business. A lot of the people we see are quite well off and it's great for art spotting, from paintings in houses to sculptures sometimes in and around ponds.

3 - Recently I've renewed my interest in skateboarding, old school style.

4 - I love fishing, but haven't had time to do too much of it lately. I love the pre-dawn outings, hiking to discover remote areas by foot or boat. The only thing better than connecting and landing a great fish is safely letting it go.

5 - I'm allergic to morons.

Links to Tagee's

1 - Muscles Marinara - Brownie Troop 666
2 - Lauren Brown
3 - Poco Cuadro
4 - Well Fed, Well Read
5 - Ben Rowe

Not sure if any of them will play along, but fingers crossed.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Dancers

These are from the last two weeks of drawing. Both models are dancers and a pleasure to draw. (note - I might have mentioned my decent camera busted, I'm using a vid cam to take these pics and hopefully theyl'll improve once I get a real one)




Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Breathing Space at Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne




A good selection of my car paintings will be amongst some other fabulous art from November 21 at Jenny Port Gallery in Richmond. This is my first participation in Melbourne in a commercial gallery and hopefully not my last, but sadly it doesn't look like I'll make it down. I'd love to hear from anyone that can get there, or take a pic for me..

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My Big Deal

My big deal for the year is that I am now with Sydney gallery Frances Keevil.




...and better still, my car paintings of this year will be exhibited at her Art Sydney 07 stand, B7.

Oct 26-28. See link for more details.



So if you're heading in, keep an eye out!

www.simoncollinsart.com

Friday, October 12, 2007

Life Drawing - 8th October 07

This was something very new, a clothed pose! (just one)




Tuesday, September 25, 2007

M5 East, southbound.

After one of those long days....




More LD soon...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Humane Society International Extinction Denied Art Exhibition




It's great to be part of this show. The opening was on Monday night, there was a great turnout, good sales and I was extremely happy with the way the work was hung and lit. Plenty of great work to see for a good cause and on until October 13 so plenty of time to check it out if you are in Sydney.



Artists

Abbey McCulloch, Adam Cullen, Ash Hempsall, Carla Cescon, Cash Brown, Cleo Wilkinson, Diablo Mode, Gabriel Ghazi, Gav Barbey, Geraldine Simmons, Grant Whiteley, Hannah Hall, Hugh Whittaker, Janie Fearon, Jimmy Pike, Joanne Mulcahy, Linda Dry-Parker, Lisa Stamos, Lucy Culliton, Marguerite Derricourt, Mark Sofilas, Mary Shackman, Matthew Carney, Michael Golding, Michael Herford, Nafisa Naomi, Peter Griffen, Reg Mombassa, Robyn Collier, Robyn Caughlan, Shaun Clark, Simon Collins, Stephen Coburn, Stuart Rex, Terezka Beck, Vic Maloney, Xavier Ghazi

The exhibition will remain at The ArtHouse Hotel until Saturday 13th October.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Life Drawing 3/9/07

From a week ago

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Missed LD tonight for opening of hsi show at Arthouse Hotel in Sydney. Pics soon.