Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Jewel of the Forest

16 Hours of non-stop painting through the night. This is the finished result 9.30 am this morning. It was safely delivered to the Said Business School Gallery. Now all I can do is wait to see what happens. The opening of the show is Saturday October 20th so I guess I'll know by then. I am now in dire need of some new filberts as I seem to have managed to ruin every one I owned. Oh to have an art supplies sponsor!! :-)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Long time no blog

Chez Cook has been a household of lurgy of late so I haven't had much time to post.
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

More dreamtime

Early days yet. This one is going to tell the story of the sea turtle.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Jam Factory

Following the Oxford Arts Festival last weekend, my work has moved to the restaurant of the Jam Factory.

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!