Wednesday, April 29, 2015

update

Argh...it's been 6 months!! So sorry to those who like to follow my artistic happenings.
I am still alive and still producing art work, it's just that blogging means I have to go onto the computer instead of the ipad and i am still trying to link the blog to facebook.

I reworked the 'Sail Away' paintings for a recent exhibition titled 'Petroglyphs and other Symbols' at 'The Garden', Maleny. I have now called them 'Sailing into the Future' and they speak of the dreadful pollution of our oceans. These are small paintings, each has a small sailing vessel hidden amongst the flotsam and jetsam.






The other paintings in the show refer to symbols and petroglyphs of ancient civilisations.

 'Hidden Signs'

 'Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber, Wales'

 'Petroglyphs'

'Moreiki Boulders, New Zealand'

'Stonehenge'

'The Lost City'

'The Vinca Symbols'



Monday, November 3, 2014

'Sail Away' paintings

I have recently been playing with painting 'just for me'.
There is no specific exhibition/gallery/award coming up where these may head to. I'm enjoying the freedom of not working to a deadline or a purpose. I have only recently realised that I don't paint for myself often enough.
These are small, 20cm square paintings - reworked over older paintings. I am loving the negative spaces which I have painted in.
I have called them the 'Sail Away' series as the idea of peacefully drifting on the ocean, lake or calm waterway really appeals to me. Each painting has a little abstract sailing vessel suggested somewhere.
detail






Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Latest jewellery

Hi all,
It has been 6 months since my last post - slack, I know.
Sorry if this post is a bit of an overkill, making up for the last 6 months!!!
I have a new range of jewellery that I am exhibiting in Gary Myers Gallery, Maleny.
I am feature artist for the month of October - we had a fabulous opening on Saturday night, chatting to locals and others from far away about contemporary jewellery practice and art in general.
Some pieces are based on rio wire mesh with aluminium found bits and saw pierced shapes, others are based on perspex and acrylic sheet offcuts cut to shape and combined with other materials, and some are made from sublimation printed aluminium.
I am still working with the recycle/reuse/repurpose aesthetic and the wabi sabi philosophy.
Here are a few 'brooches'..., some of these can also be worn as neck pieces.










and here are a few neckpieces...



and earrings.