small paintings

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I have some paintings hanging in the Milk Factory Gallery Summer Show.
The exhibition is a mix of works from the gallery stockroom and some new work
by new artists. It includes paintings, etchings, limited edition prints, photography,
sculpture and glass. The exhibition runs until the end of February.
The Milk Factory Gallery and Exhibition Space
31 Station Street Bowral NSW


Water's edge-nw

I have been invited to participate in a group exhibition, Art by the Sea,
on the central coast. The exhibition includes various artworks by 20 local
and visiting artists. As a visiting artist I will show four new paintings.
So, if you are up that way, come and take a look.
Killcare Surf Life Saving Club, 81 Beach Drive Killcare, NSW
3–10 January 2011

I wish you all a happy and safe festive season and I look forward
to bringing you more art (and news) next year!

My painting Beach Cricket was sold this morning. Exciting news for me!

It’s really a compliment to know someone likes my work enough to display it on their wall.
This was the main reference image for the painting, taken on a holiday last September.
It was a great beach, big and open and late in the day it was so tranquil after the crowds
were gone and the late afternoon light gave me some lovely images. I needed more sand
space for the game though, so I spun things around as if I was standing more on the
waterline looking back (something drawing has over photography!).
Actually being somewhere, sketching, taking pictures and taking in the place where you
are makes a great start to re-creating the sense of atmosphere in a final work, as well
as having a good time!  The Cricket Art Prize exhibition continues at the SCG
until it goes to Queensland in November.