Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Renault New Generation Art - Art Sydney 08

While "all the beauty you will ever need" continues to Saturday at Iain Dawson Gallery, Art Sydney 08 happens this weekend from Thursday night to Sunday and on-line voting is now live for Renault New Generation Art which I have a stand in.

Bright Road Object #2 - 95x145cm - Oil on Canvas - 2008

The public can now vote for their favourite artist and the winner receives a cheque for $5,000 courtesy of Renault. This will be supported by entry forms in the New Generation area at Art Sydney. All votes will be counted at 11.30 on Sunday and the winner announced at the fair at 12 noon.

To give artists the best chance of winning this $5,000 prize, feel free to forward this link and vote. All voters are entered into a draw to win a Renault weekend driving experience, including two nights at Bellachara Boutique Hotel in Gerringong.

Good luck to all!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

all the beauty you will ever need

From Driveway (Beverly Hills) - 40 x 40 cm Oil on Board 2008

My first time on the walls at Iain Dawson Gallery in Paddington for

all the beauty you will ever need
four important new artists





view exhibition

show runs: 14 - 25 October

72a Windsor Street Paddington NSW 2021 Australia

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Albums to paint to #1 Ween - Chocolate and Cheese

Thought I might occasionally share a bit of what I listen to in the studio.

I'm a big Ween fan and love painting to Chocolate and Cheese and many others... enjoy these vids

Roses are Free

and a fan video for the epic Buenos Tardes Amigo; thanks to Crumie

Monday, September 15, 2008

Exquisite Palette @ St. Luke Artist Colourmen

This is my contribution to the Exquisite Palette Show on at St. Luke Artist Colourmen opening 3rd October 2008, Smith St Collingwood.

Watch it unfold here with snaps of last years show and more.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mosman Art Prize

Narwee BM'er, 60x60 oil on board

Good news today. I found out I have been selected as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize. I really like this show and am happy to have been selected. There's always plenty of good work on show there, and plenty of good work rejected too. Congrats also to good friends Amanda van Gils and Glenn Locklee also selected.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Opening...

It's hard to avoid the feeling that two years of effort was leading up to this 120 minutes that was last night and now its dust. (Solo exhibitions in my mind should be the primary concern for the type of artist I want to be).

Many thanks to all who could turn up to help me celebrate the opening last night, and to those who have added my work me to their collections some first-time, second and more...

Exhibition continues to August 6

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Countdown to Ride On...

Ride On... 101cm x 101cm Oil on Canvas

Tomorrow I deliver my 40+ works to Frances Keevil for my Solo show Ride On... which opens this Saturday. Show continues to August6. All welcome, click invites for more info.

In other news I just picked up (for the second year running), the Highly Commended in the Waverley Art Prize Oil Prize.

...and it was nice also to get a little article in our local rag

Friday, June 13, 2008

An overdue Life Drawing Ketchup

Pretty sure I haven't post these before, maybe 1 or 2, but all from this year...

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Garaged (Lidcome)

This is one several paintings that headed on down to Melbourne to feature in Off The Wall, which is for selected unrepresented (in Vic) artists as part of ArtMelbourne08. I was lucky enough to have sold quite well there, above expectations; and it was nice to find that Triecia Gibney gave this one a good home. Even nicer still to know that she likes it enough to dedicate me a blog post on her blog A Reason To Paint, which is always a good read and feast for the eyes (and I am still wondering about the whispers). Thank You Triecia.

PS, I've managed to acquire a couple of Triecia's pieces too, I love them both.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Babe I'm on Fire (Off topic - My Favourite Music Video)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Babe I'm on Fire.
I just found this on a video hosting site, always knew it was too long for youtube. For some years now it's pretty safe to say this has been my favourite music video. I can't imagine ever tiring of it. Directed by John Hillcoat (Ghosts of the Civil Dead, The Proposition). I have it on a DVD and many times after a night of painting I sit and watch it to wind down before bed, there's something in it for everybody. Have to say a highlight is "The old Rock and Roller with the two seater stroller". See for yourself. (Language and vulgarity warning)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A diptych

Plenty of painting happening, heres a recent two-panel work, another nocturnal road scene. I like that both panels also work as individual pictures.

40 x 80cm - Oil on Archival Panel.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


After a Long Swim, the Great White Shark Rests

This painting managed to make the finals exhibition at the state library which I'm very pleased about and looking forward to, especially to get a good look at the other work including

Claire Busuttil Bridge
Jun Chen
Zhong Chen
Louise Hearman
Cherry Hood
Steve Lopes
Guy Maestri
Jan Nelson
Kordelya ZhanSui Chi

Show tours Australia for 15 months

Exhibition details here.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Well I got my new camera. Playing with time exp is fun, full moon atm so here's a very Sydney pic of the flight path.

Dead End

Not a lot worth sharing came out of last Monday's Life Drawing session. So instead here is a recently painting, which is actually where I draw, a Dead End in Oatley.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Back to the Drawing Board - 11.2.08

Back to life drawing every Monday night now. Here's some pics from last week.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A long overdue post....

..and a quickie. Happy new year all. I've been a little quiet, hectic times, Life Drawing group is on a break till Feb, I'm not feeling too inspired to post images as I still need to replace my doorstop with a decent camera... but I have updated my website a little with some more recent nocturnal road series paintings, here's a couple...

And I've also been acquiring the odd little treasure like this lovely piece from Dianne Gall

and this one from Triecia Gibney, our wedding car was one of these.

More soon...