paintings, places, process

Process

The Beaten Track

TheBeatenTrack_detailThe Beaten Track, 2018, oil on linen, 56.5 x 46.5 cm (detail). An icebreaker to get back into oil painting after a very long period working in acrylics. It was also nice to return to the uncanny bushland of my subconscious.

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Drawing is a way to slow down time

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Top to bottom: from late 2017, two self-portraits in journal, 30-45 min each; preparatory sketch for upcoming painting, Jan 2018; 2015 self-portrait sketch in front of studio window


Farewell to the old studio

In August this year I moved out of my studio of nine years, after the landlords had their development application approved. This three-storey warehouse opposite the Annandale Hotel in Stanmore, Sydney, was at different times home and work space to a number of artists including Elizabeth Day, Justin Trendall, Maria Cruz, Stephen Birch, Jacky Redgate, Brandt Lewis and India Zegan. Sculptor and painter Peter Hardy had been there for about 30 years. So we had a pretty good run, but it’s sad when these increasingly rare inner-city artists’ spaces go.

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Gallery

Winter 2015: Taking a line for a walk


Halloween to Christmas

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Top to bottom: 2014 Christmas card design; Red Self-Portrait (completed Halloween 2014); drawing from self-portrait sketchbook; a friend’s Halloween butterfly tattoo; more from self-portrait sketchbook


Afternoons

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