Feathers of the Forest

Printmakers with work on display are Cholena Drew Hughes, Dianne Collier, Gerry Luhman, Jenni Matthews, myself, Jillian Bergman, Julie Hanrahan, Karen Shaw, Lois Collins, Neville Field, Nicky Carey and Sylvia Mekhitarian. We are a diverse group and depending on how you do the numbers, linoprints outweighed other processes. Cholena had a large multipiece cyanotype work…

Collectables 2019

I think this is the fifth year of the Maleny Printmakers ‘Collectables’ exhibition. Each year the printmakers all make around five or so different original, handprinted prints in editions of 10. They are only small – 13.5cms x 11.5cms – and at $30 each they sell well. They have found their followers, and of course,…

The memory shelf

There is a shelf above my computer desk, and from it four cameras peer down at me. Occasionally an upward glance brings back some of the memories associated with the cameras. Most peoples memories are reinforced by their collections of snapshots whether still lounging around in shoe boxes, albums, or saved on hard drive or…

The moth migration project

Last weekend John, my sister-in-law Pat and I drove up to Gympie. There were two reasons for this: first to catch up with our Rockhampton friend Trevor who was in Gympie for the weekend, and secondly to see the Moth Migration Project at the Gympie Regional Gallery. I knew I couldn’t get to the opening,…

On being part of the crowd

Almost all of the exhibitions I’ve been in have been group exhibitions. My work stands on it’s own in amidst other artists work. Sometimes there is a theme – and sometimes there isn’t. However two of the exhibitions I’ve been involved with are different. My work has been part of a project as well as…

The evolution of Phangna Bay

I’m not always sure that I’ve done the right thing – and my painting Phangna Bay fell into the negative side of that category – well, maybe, maybe not. The style – and I’ve no idea just what style it is, even though I’m aware of other artists working in this manner – goes back…

Another distraction

As you can guess, I did do that small natural history illustration course with the University of Newcastle. My camera was a help in doing so – not that the photos that I used were the sort of thing I needed a Nikon D800 for. Basically, my source photo was dreadful from both the composition…

Diversions

It is easy to get sidetracked. A few months ago a post called Creating Painterly Photographs popped up on my Facebook. A few like minded friends had ‘liked’ it so my curiosity quickly arose. Eventually I couldn’t resist so enrolled (while a CreativeLive special was on) and it turned out to be a totally enjoyable…

Finished!

Yesterday I finished my degree in fine art through Curtin University by producing a 7 metre long artists book – and yes, many, many years too late. But, better late than never. Obviously I have some time on my hands now so have postponed the housework and shopping and getting my hair cut – and…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton. Normally I would remove the WordPress default post, but seeing about 20 years of my life had revolved around boats and the sea, and that I had circumnavigated the globe in our 40 foot cutter, Burramys, with my…