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G’day to the USA!

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

G’day to the USA!

Lots can happen in 2 weeks in the States! So grateful to have been specially invited to America’s Great Paint out at the Forgotten Coast in Florida USA earlier this month. An opportunity to paint and display as a lone International (Aussie) alongside 20 of the USA’s Top respected Plein Air Painters. The event is now in it’s 9th year and revolves around the idea of capturing the culture of an area that is almost forgotten in time and under threat of modern development. In knowing that the paintings I have done here have...

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Back in the Studio

Posted by on April 24, 2014 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

Back in the Studio

Getting back into the studio has been some time coming. Plein air has become a new found passion however larger more thought out works need time and constant assessment. Due to travel, the excitement of plein air and a restricted work space, the larger studio works of mine have been few and far between. A few recent commissions of Australian Landscapes, and interest in my work from a Munich gallery has forced the issue and I have now worked out a few short term solutions to painting large in a small space. Click image to view...

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A Winter Wonderland

Posted by on March 5, 2014 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

A Winter Wonderland

As much as I was longing for some snow on my doorstep, the winter here in Munich never really arrived. So I had to head into higher altitude to paint the winter subjects I was chasing. A day out with the snowboard and a pack full of paint gear was no easy feet but well worth the results and a day in the small village of Holzkirchen Produced a little beauty in my eyes. So here are a few little studies from the snow,  and a couple of favorites from last year to share also. St Johann Peaks – Tirol Austria 8″x12″...

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A month in Perth

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

A month in Perth

It was a super busy month back home in Perth. The summer was just setting in and I spent my time working hard throughout the state passing on the recent knowledge I have gained in Europe to many very grateful students who attended workshops . Time restricted, I was forced to rise early if I was to paint for myself and capture any small studies of my homeland. The few hours spent after conducting workshops were also greatly cherished. Trigg Point. Early Dawn 10″x8″ (25x20cm) Oil on board Plein Air   I couldn’t...

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Autumn 2013

Posted by on November 4, 2013 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

Autumn 2013

  The Autumn has now but all and gone here in Munich. But geese was it something to see. Coming from Australia I was a little overwhelmed by the vibrancy of colour. It was a new world and I was like a child in a candy shop. With the Bavarian Alps just starting to receive some snow and all the gardens in and around Munich there was no shortage of subjects to paint on my doorstep. Zugspitzer 12″x18″ (30x45cm) Oil on Canvas     Zugsptze is the tallest mountain in Germany. It stands high over the valley below...

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Poland – Forest Inspiration at Castle Golouchow

Posted by on September 28, 2013 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

Poland – Forest Inspiration at Castle Golouchow

  Late in August I was invited to join a group of international artists to stay and work on the majestic grounds of Castle Golouchow in Poland. It was a wonderful experience to paint and learn the cultures of the Polish people. There were many interesting characters, one lady a sculptor, 79 years of age, so small and frail yet she was swinging a hammer like no end. So much respect. We could not speak each others language but we made a good friendship. Here are a few of the works I produced on the grounds. Castle Golouchow...

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Octoberfest in Munich

Posted by on September 23, 2013 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

Octoberfest in Munich

  Over the next few weeks I am going to concentrate on painting the Octoberfest here in Munich.There should be plenty of subject matter with all the people in there traditional dress, beer, Draft horses and more. SORRY EVERYONE, if you were expecting to see a few more paintings produced of the festival, due to having spend maybe one to many days in the rain and drinking a little to much beer, I run myself down and was quite ill for the following weeks. Hence no more plein air paintings of the fest. These works will also be placed on the...

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Art in the Open – Ireland 2013

Posted by on September 21, 2013 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

Art in the Open – Ireland 2013

  Art in the Open is Europe’s Larges plein air Festival and this year attracted over 180 painters from all around the globe. UK, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, USA, one loan Aussie and more. This year I had the pleasure of sharing my skills and running a few workshops. Forgetting not to mention painting alongside and learning from some of the greats. These works and more from the trip are available for viewing and purchase on the Europe Page of this website. Irish Landscape study...

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A few Days in Northern Germany.

Posted by on September 20, 2013 in recent blog posts, recent works | 0 comments

A few Days in Northern Germany.

  The first weeks of September were more about relaxing with family, eating great food and enjoying that great German beer. However I did mange to sneak in a plein air painting or two. – In and around the small town of Lamstedt in Northern Germany. These works and more from the trip are available for viewing and purchase on the Europe Page of this website. The Old Fendt 8″x12″ (20x30cm) Oil on board Plein Air This old Fendt tractor was parked up out front of a farm. It was not only the character of this...

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Plein Air Video

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in recent blog posts | 0 comments

Plein Air Video

A recent video made of me at the ‘Glory International Art Festival’ in Holland. This is a great video displaying how quickly I must work when trying to capture the essence of the last light of day, how I use my palette, brushes and work the whole canvas at once. I only had one large canvas for the week so a smaller pre painting was constructed the evening before to satisfy that this was going to be the subject that I was going to paint on it. Forest Study 6″x16″ Oil on board Plein Air The small study made...

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