I generally use a whole canvas to explore colour blending, variation and relationship between the colours however recently I’ve been working on smaller squares, sitting side by side, on the one canvas. Here squares of colour converse with their neighbours & as a whole. By altering just one square the artwork can change it’s gesture, expression & mood. Interesting how powerful a square of colour can be!
These pieces look great individually or grouped together.above from top down; ‘Cool Squares’ acrylic on canvas 460x460mm $350
‘Warm Squares One, Two, Three & Four’ acrylic on canvas 360x310mm $260ea, 2 for $480, 4 for $890 ‘Cool Squares small’ acrylic on canvas 410x355m $320
below: ‘Cool Squares One & Two’, 305x305mm $220ea or 2 for $400 PLEASE NOTE, COLOURS ARE SOO MUCH BETTER IN THE GALLERY
Artists From The Freedom School At The Moores ‘The Inner Self’
I’ll be in the Moore’s GALLERY all day tomorrow
(Wednesday 17th May) from 10-4.
Moore’s Building, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle Exhibition open daily from 10am-4pm, on show from 12 – 28 May.
FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY
36 amazing artists exhibiting.
It’s an exciting time for me at the moment with much happening artistically: I’ve been busy preparing for not one but two exhibitions – in Fremantle and Wanneroo, as well as the Lawley Art Auction for Mt Lawley Senior High School. And I’ve also got new work almost ready to hang in The David Giles Art Studios… So, no watercolor demo this month I’m afraid, but I hope you make time to experience some of my creations somewhere…
Artists From The Freedom School At The Moores ‘The Inner Self’
Opening Night (NEXT WEEK) Friday 12 May 6-8pm. Exhibition open daily from 10am-4pm, on show from 12 – 28 May. FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY Over 20 artists exhibiting. Below is a sneak peak of what I’ll have on show and for sale.
I’ll be manning the exhibition on Wednesday 17th from 10-4. I’d love to have a chat, come and see me and all our work, INSPIRATION GALORE!
Come to The Lawley Art Auction 2017
on Saturday 10th June where you will be able to bid for ‘Indigo Landscape’ as well as artworks from many outstanding Western Australian artists.
Catalogue out soon. Artworks will be available for viewing from 5pm, auction will commence at 7pm
The flagship art auction for Mt Lawley Senior High School is in it’s 13th year and the artwork for selection will no doubt be of the highest quality again this year. It is the premier fundraising event for students in the Specialist Visual and Performing Arts and Music programmes at MLSHS, with all funds raised providing the students with course enhancements.https://lawleyevents.com/
Woman of Seeds
Some of you may have watched my youtube video of ‘Woman of Seeds’ as she was painted. She’ll be on show & for sale during May/June at the
2017 City of Wanneroo Community Art Awards & Exhibition.
She’s framed and looking for her new home.
This exhibition is open from Sat 13 May until Sat 17 June at
The Gallery, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre,
3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo. wanneroo.wa.gov.au/artawards
Enjoy a cultural journey & be visually inspired as you view the latest works from Western Australian artists. Entry is free & artwork is available for purchase.
I’m afraid this opening is invitation only & is on the same night as the Moores exhibition. I’m hoping to race from Wanneroo to Fremantle in time to get to both openings, anyone with a helicopter your assistance would be most appreciated!).
April’s portrait is called ‘Letting Go’
One of the bodies of work I’ve embarked on this year is to paint a self portrait each month. I’m looking at how my inner life emerges as I join with colour and create my own image. This month has certainly felt a lot different as I’ve been attempting to release some of those irky feelings that live within – and ‘Letting Go’ has emerged…
Saturday mornings are for creating. Throw off your weekly grime and enjoy the feeling of sinking into colour. 9-11.30am, $25, Coolbellup. We currently have students working in acrylics, pastels and watercolour veiling…
Happy New year everyone! I hope this year brings you wonderful new beginnings full of thriving creativity. In this newsletter you’ll find my 2016 artworks, news of new gallery representation and the first of my wet on wet you tube videos.
I’m please to announce that 2017 sees me represented at The David Giles Art Studios in High Street, Fremantle, http://davidgilesartistudios.com.au/Artist/. I currently have three pieces on show there and will exhibit new pieces each month. Call in and have a look!
All artworks I created in 2016 are now uploaded in my ‘Gallery‘ for you to see and enjoy. It was a year full of creating with 2 quite different streams of work emerging – my acrylics on canvas and then my watercolours, many of which I’ve worked into with pencils. Then there’s all the other pieces where I’ve explored and played with colour along the way. I’d love to hear your responses.
It’s a special experience to see how an artwork is created. With today’s technology it’s easy to show you. This is how ‘Guiding the Way’ came into being. ENJOY!
Develop your own unique artwork by transforming colour into form. This is a safe, nurturing & encouraging class, developed to allow a feeling of freedom in creating out of colour.
We begin this journey by sinking into a full realm of colour, creating balance & harmony between the colours & within ourselves. Then your soul responds to this colourful painting by blending & tending the colours that called to you. Thus begins your unique transformative journey of developing your own artwork from colour into form. We will begin using the wet-on-wet painting technique & move into pastels. Over 6 weeks we will work with your soul’s response & see what it wants to reveal & transform. You work at your own pace, creating 1 or 2 pieces a week or working on the same piece over a few weeks. This is your journey; you use your colours, work at your pace and develop your own original artwork. I will be there to encourage and teach you the techniques you require to create your original piece.
I will provide the papers and paints and all tools, you need to bring a set of soft pastels (24 at least), a kneadable eraser and 2 painting boards (approx 45x59cm). Suitable for all experience levels. Held at Perth Waldorf School, Bibra Lake
6 wks –Saturdays 21 Feb-28 Mar, 9-11.30am orMondays 23 Feb-31 Mar, 9-11.30am
$192 (incls all materials – please provide your own painting board)
Develop your own unique artwork by transforming colour into form. This is a safe & nurturing class, developed to allow a feeling of freedom in creating with colour. I will stand by you as you travel your own personal journey of creative exploration. No experience is necessary.
We begin this journey by sinking into a full realm of colour, creating balance & harmony between the colours & within ourselves. Then your soul responds to this colourful painting by blending & tending the colours that called to you. Thus begins your unique transformative journey of colour into form. We will begin using the wet-on-wet painting technique & move into pastels. Over 6 weeks we will work with your soul’s response & see what it wants to reveal & transform. Held in my studio in Watermans.
The Mood of Trees
3 wks – Mondays 2, 9, 16 Mar, 12.30-2.30
$152 (incls all materials – please provide your own painting board)
Over 3 weeks we will look at 3 unique trees from our local landscape & paint each one from a different colour perspective.
Just as each plant grows into its own archetypal gesture, each colour has a characteristic soul mood. We will work from these colour moods, feeling our way towards these trees’ gestures. Explore the Jarrah, WA Peppermint & Ilyarrie with me, using the wet-on-wet painting technique. Held in my studio in Watermans.
Casual Studio Sessions
Saturdays 9-11.30, $25* per session
Make that special time for yourself to be creative. Come work in my private studio, on your own piece, receiving input or tuition or just enjoying creating in the company of others. I can organise materials for you & you can pay a materials fee (see below) or you can bring your own. Pre-booking & full payment is essential to guarantee your place. Held in my studio in Watermans. Please bring your own painting or drawing board for ease in taking your work home.
* does not include materials fee of $5 (1 sheet paper + w.colour paints or pastels)
To register your interest please fill out the below form, someone will get back to you shortly…