I can be contacted by email at email@example.com
NOTE: Many of my artworks are available as products, but if you have any difficulty obtaining certain items, please contact me.
See my work in the ‘Magicians of Still Life’ exhibition,
sponsored by Solo Exhibition,
curated by Beatrice Cloake
Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 23, August 2013
Traditional Art – 3rd Place
SoJie 22, June 2013
Ming Myaskovsky Fine Art Award
Outstanding Figurative Painting
SoJie 22, June 2013
May 2013 Juried Invitational Exhibition!http://solo-exhibition.com/images/SoJie22/SmRou...
MY WORK IS REGULARLY DISPLAYED AT ‘THE OLD COURTHOUSE GALLERY’, SEYMOUR.
I really admire the following quotes…….
“The artist brings something into the world that didn’t exist before, and they do it without destroying anything else”. – (John Updike)
“Art is not what you see, but what you can make others see” – (Edgar Degas)
I live in Victoria, Australia and I have enjoyed dabbling and daubing since childhood. Although I do not have any formal qualifications, I have learned much just by ‘doing’, from observation of my surroundings, and from reading books and visiting galleries. I took up painting seriously in 1985 and gained enough confidence to start entering my work in shows, with excellent results. I am now totally hooked and if I don’t do something ‘arty’ at least a couple of days a week I get snappy!
My work is influenced by a love of the environment and country life. I am attracted to subjects in the first instance by the way light interacts with the surroundings. My subjects are varied ranging from animals, landscapes, figurative, portraiture, life drawing and still life. I find the challenge of painting water particularly enjoyable.
I have experimented with all mediums, but pastel has emerged as my favourite. I enjoy the versatility, vibrancy and immediacy of this medium and the effects which can be achieved by blending colours together and ‘scumbling’ one colour over another. I welcome your comments on my work and I constantly strive to improve. I can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org