Hi subscribers. I want to share with you my new direction: I’m being clearer about my purpose and my message, and my focus. I’m being brave and including some of my fundamental thoughts and beliefs in my work. Ok, so when you look at the work you may not see this straight away – maybe you see pretty pictures? Painting a successful picture is something to feel pleased about, but I feel glad that these images have more to them.
Beauty and Brassicas
Basically this is what I’m trying to achieve: my work is about pointing out the graceful and beautiful in the everyday, by using simple line and colour. When I draw or paint people I am aiming to point out the grace that is there, in that person. It’s not about having any kind of a perfect body – it’s about the qualities that the person expresses which make them interesting.
In this series I’ve paired people with plants; the plants (flowers so far but I have more in the pipeline!) describe aspects of the person. Have a look at my descriptions for these paintings individually from the home page, it will be a lot clearer.
Three works from this series Betty and the Rose, Lily, Beauty with Brassicas, will be exhibited at Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, Melbourne 7-22 Dec 2018. Please come along to see them in the flesh! See redgallery.com.au
It’s great to be Selling! And the Eucalyptus subject is proving popular, three sold in two months; one a commission*, below:
To my lovely supporters (Patrons!) I say Thank You!!
I’d love to, and will, paint more: I’m noticing the sunlight shining through the leaves at this time of year, especially the young leaves, which mixes the unique grey-green with red-browns. It’s easy to see why this is such a well-loved plant.
*I am always happy to discuss commissions*
To do so simply reply to this email, or contact me via my website, here.