Journal

Postcards for the Reef - a brand new project!

I’ve been meaning to start a series of pictures of marine life, a) because I love snorkelling and diving and would love to share the feelings I get when I’m underwater and b) because I feel we need to raise everyone’s awareness of how precious our oceans are, in order to finally turn around the disastrous effects of our unthinking pollution and predation of this vital resource.

On Friday May 21 I decided enough is enough. We all have to do something to show we support our most iconic marine treasure. Rather than sit back and watch the Reef crumble into oblivion at the whim of greedy commercial exploiters and irresponsible politicians, I am going to take the action I am most inclined and suited to: I am going to Draw for the Reef’s sake. Rather than sit hunched over the computer every day,…

The Rodents Return

The rodents are romancing once again, back in Adelaide.
Come and join them this Sunday for the opening at 11.30am at the Kensington Gallery in Norwood. You can also view them this Saturday from 2-5pm, and the exhibition continues until Sep 12.
The latest in the series is here

Yet another launch! Same boat, new shores!

Follow the continuing adventures of Edward Lear’s Owl and the Pussycat, on their eventful and only temporarily disastrous honeymoon!

After previously pushing off at Alice & Co in Fitzroy, Melbourne, our intrepid couple have finally reached safe moorings in Adelaide, and are all set to spread their message of love and courage in the face of adversity to all corners of the globe aboard their saucy little vessel (which still doesn’t have a name, by the way)! Come and celebrate their safe arrival and their new adventurous embarkation, while enjoying a glass of wine and delicious nibbles – as well as the opening of two new exhibitions and a special Christmas shopping evening at the Hahndorf Academy!

Our guest speaker will be Maggie Emmett, eminent Adelaide poet and conven…

Book Launch in Brunswick St

At last! The long awaited sequel to Edward Lear’s “Owl and the Pussycat”!
Have you ever wondered how they prospered after the wedding night?
A gripping tale of love, passion and nail-biting adventure on the high seas, “A Disastrous Honeymoon”, an epic poem with illustrations from original etchings, promises to thrill and excite even the most prosaic of readers with the shortest attention spans.

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Designed by Ankhou

Rabbit invasion

I’m escorting my rabbits over to Melbourne for Easter, so if anyone’s looking for Easter bunnies you’re welcome to come and meet mine at the Brunswick Street Gallery on April 17
The exhibition’s up as from Good Friday, but we have to have the opening a week later so that means an enforced holiday for me in the Big Bad City.

Tough Times

I received this in my inbox this week. At first I thought it was the gallery’s usual chatty newsletter, then I read on….

Dear Friends of Paintbox

Last month we sold a large painting from the gallery to a customer at St Andrews on the outskirts of Melbourne. In these tough economic conditions it was a great sale and we rejoiced accordingly with a good bottle of red.

We arranged the delivery details with Isak at Woollahra Art Removals our regular Sydney-Canberra-Melbourne art couriers and received an email from the buyers announcing its safe arrival and their delight at seeing it for the first time. They had purchased it sight unseen(from our website) but with other paintings by the same artist, they knew the quality of the work. With the terrible fires over the weekend, the to…

Devastation

I cannot find words to describe how horrified I am by the tragedies that have occurred in the last 48 hours in Victoria. I used to live in Healesville, my parents used to live in St. Andrews, I have friends in Toolangi whom I am still trying to contact and my sister has almost certainly lost her holiday property in Kinglake – thankfully she was nowhere near it at the weekend. I now live in the Adelaide Hills, which by some miracle escaped unscathed after a day of above 40 degree temperatures and gusty winds.

I love the Australian bush, I feel suffocated when I’m in the suburbs, but I am wondering if we are all utterly crazy, expecting to be able to continue living with impunity amongst trees that are superbly equipped to turn into flaming torches seconds after a cigarette en…

2009 calendar

I’ve just uploaded a selection for my 2009 calendar. Does anyone have any preferences for any of the other pieces I’ve uploaded this year?