Postcards from Greece

This year we visited two Islands on our trip to Greece. Each having its own beauty. First we visited the highly touristic but all the same lovely island of Santorini, with its spectacular high out-looking views and volcanic landscape. Then we traveled on to the island of Serifos where it appears to be left in a time shadow from 100 years before. People still use Donkey’s for transporting goods,  the landscape is baron, the villages are...

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Painting in the Netherlands

Three weeks in the Netherlands was nothing short of a full on art experience and a big leaning curve for me. The Dutch love their art heritage and it was a wonderful opportunity to soak it all up. Back to back invitational painting events in the seaside villages of Noordwijk and Katwijk plus a short stay in the Haag gave me a lot to do and think about as an artist. We visited so many galleries and I worked around the clock, long days where the...

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Inside my Sketchbook

Just about everywhere I go, my sketch book goes with me. I use it for making quick studies of figures and faces and sometimes when I have the time I scribble down small concept compositional ideas that can help with planing when it comes to later producing a painting. Here are a few recent studies from my latest sketch book. On average I probably spend only a few minutes on each. it can be as quick as 10 seconds but no longer than 5...

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Painting in the USA

USA – It’s been a pretty full schedule the last two months, touring and painting our way across the United States of America. California – The Plein Air Convention/Expo First stop was the ‘Plein air Convention and Expo’ in Monterey California. The biggest out door painting event on the planet. I am pretty proud to say that I have been invited to return next year to the world stage as a guest speaker I was working...

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Home for Summer

2015 is going to be a big year of travel and painting. For the first 3 months I am home in Perth with the intention to paint a lot of old familiar subjects that I have been missing so much. So if your interested in my Western Australian works, keep revisiting this blog page as I will ad new works as they are done. Click images to view larger Cottesloe Cricket 8″x16″ (20x40cm) – Oil on board Price $1070 AUD...

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Behind the scenes

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes when it comes to painting the pictures I paint. Although most of my current work is done spontaneously and on location there is a lot of work that goes unseen. This work plays a big role in me achieving and moving forward as an artist. So I thought I might share some of this with you. Click images to view larger Live sketching Three or four times a week I spend time out drawing people on the...

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