Friday, November 23, 2007
I feel I should explain here that with these three I am returning to my dreamtime theme and these were painted as a triptych. Of course I can sell them separately, but they will always be linked.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
So now would be a good time to tell you about the Saatchi.
'My Soul to Keep' is currently highly ranked in the Saatchi Online Gallery Showdown.
Basically, the Saatchi Gallery invites artists to submit images of their work and website vistors from all over the world review and rank the paintings.
Voting takes place for a week then the 2 highest ranking enter a 'showdown' where one is chosen by vote. Each of the showdown winners (they happen every 2 weeks) will exhibit in the new Saatchi Gallery in London when it opens early next year (massive massive Art World event).
The standard is extremely high and so you can imagine I am thrilled that the painting is doing so well ..in fact voting opened on Monday and already it has over 1000 votes.
You can link to it here:
Its quite exciting seeing how the rankings go and the voting will end midnight on Sunday. Fingers crossed!!
Monday, November 19, 2007
You can now order art prints, posters and other photo gifts online
with replicas of some of my paintings.
To see the gallery and place orders
Thanks for looking
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I have had printed a limited edition of 10 magnets each in four of my designs. Perfect stocking filler or to brighten up your kitchen or workspace! They measure 14.5 x 11 cm and are glossed, flexible and just £2.50 each including postage.
You can choose from (R to L) 'Heaven', 'Pink Poppies', 'Joy' and 'SunSeekers'.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Each one is signed and dated with the day it was conceived and painted.
To be honest, I am desperate for some more big canvases for my dreamtime series of paintings as (fingers crossed) I could get some gallery interest...so I need some funds for materials.
So .....roll up roll up and get a completely unique and one-off Christmas gift or just to treat yourself, as I won't be repeating any of these. ..........and......Think how much they'll be worth when I peg it. :-)
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
This is Day 3. Red Gerbera. 15 x 15 cm acrylic on canvas paper, mounted (25 x 25 cm) and backed ready to frame £40.
Gerbera, next to lilies, are one of my favourite flowers. I find them fascinating...the shape, the imperfect symmetry. and their dogged determination to survive in the harshest of conditions.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
For this month, I have given myself the target of a new painting every day.
On canvas paper, 15 x 15 cm approx.
I shall be selling with mounts for £40 including delivery. Early birds should email me their orders.
Today is Wednesday and I was in animal mood: Leopard Lily
Friday, November 02, 2007
Needless to say we arrived in some considerable style.
We deemed it necessary to dress Simon (my brother-in-law) as my investor and Paul (aka OiBoy) was instructed to walk 3 feet behind me at all times to hand out cards...which he did....indubitably so.
I should explain at this point that our key phrases for the evening schmoozing with the NY art crowd were 'indubitably' and 'I concur'.....
It was really brilliant to catch up with fellow MyArtSpace winners and friends from 2006, and I can honestly say when I walked into the room for the first time I was truly speechless. I was also lucky enough to meet some truly decent (and for the art scene, comfortingly normal) people. Brian and Luke I hope our paths cross again.
I couldn't take photos in there (it wasn't appropriate) as there was a photographer, but I am promised copies of the photos so I'll post them here as soon as he gets back to Texas.
No visit to an art show opening is complete without the party afterwards and family member attempts at installation pieces. Its a work in progress.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Little M is off school today and whilst she's been busy painting in the living room, I've sneaked a canvas into the kitchen to work on.
This is it so far.
Its a continuation of the Murtoa Dreaming series and I am hoping to enter it for the Oxford Art Society Open Exhibition this week....(some late nights ahead me thinks).
I've been lucky enough to have work accepted by the Venus Gallery in Henley, and my canvases are alsoin the restaurant at the Jam Factory and will be in their November exhibition and auction.
My BIGGEST news however, is that I am off to New York at the end of this month to take part in an Exhibition in a gallery there. The opening night is November 1st and I am incredibly excited and a little bit scared at the same time. I guess its common to be filled with self-doubt when you know NY Times critics are going to be present, but I am consoling myself with the prospect of buying a new dress for the occasion. (How shallow am I?)
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
This is a buzzing gallery/bar/restaurant where all sorts of people feel welcome to hang out. The owners are behind Aargt! I strongly recommend you take a look at their website,
Aarght! exists to help established and new artists, to help art lovers find and buy new artwork, discover new artists and introduce new faces to arts culture. Anyone is welcome to join and its free!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
The gecko (Aboriginal Murtoa) represents adaptability, regeneration, strength and survival. Its lesson to us, is to make the best of a situation. In order to survive, one needs to be able to adapt, regenerate strength and go on, like the Gecko.
Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 40 inches. £520
Back to Black
Portait of a marriage. Fragility and strength.
Acrylic on canvas 30 x 48 inches £375
The first of a series of large canvases using exotic colour and movement to represent two lovers beguiled.
Acylic on canvas 24 x 36 inches £450
Dramatic colour and flowing lines to entice the viewer into the very core of the picture
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 inches £275
Beauty and pain
Acrylic on canvas triptych each panel 12 x 24 inches £225
Falling red tulip capturing in a moment, beauty once cherished now diminished.
Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 inches £400
Celebrating the vibrancy and beauty of poppies.
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36 inches £345