I’ve been kept very busy this year with being the Chair of Cossag and the curator of :the mezzanine: What a delightful space in a wonderful old building. It’s the top floor of the Old Butter Factory in Dayboro. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the journey of converting the top floor into a respected and admired gallery … More Curating :the mezzanine:
Just last night we had the first exhibition in :the mezzanine: This beautiful gallery space is in the Old Butter Factory at Dayboro. Dayboro is a quaint country town less then an hour out of Brisbane. :the mezzanine: is located above Entangle – Living Art I’ve exhibited in many spaces and galleries and I’d have to … More :the mezzanine: gallery space
It was a big week! Not only was I a finalist in the Queensland Figurative art prize but I also had my work in the ArtExpo2016 in Milan. The exhibition opening at the Petrie Terrace Gallery in Brisbane for the Figurative Art Prize was a great event. I was proud to have my painting displayed … More Milan Art Expo
Since last I blogged I have created yet more pieces of art. My studio is getting so full that I can hardly use it! I have my art hanging on the walls of my house and leaning on the walls in my hallway. I am soon going to have to move into the garden. In … More Art today
I went to a seminar today about how to lead a better life. Passion came up as a concept. It was pointed out that the real meaning of passion is pain. So it made me rethink what I call my art. I often say its my passion or labor of love. I am … More Passion or labor of love…
Or should we ask are you unique? Of course we are all one offs! So when you create you are looking at things from your very unique perspective. Everything you make with your own hands becomes a one off. This cannot be overstated. In this world of mass production as an artist you can feel … More Is your art unique?
Never compare yourself to other artists. Know that your family is biased. Whether for or against, their views skewed and do not represent an accurate reflection of your work in the world. Base your success on how your art has enriched your life and how feel when create it. Constantly push yourself to expand and … More How to feel fulfilled as an artist.