JANUARY: Began on a high note, with two paintings purchased through Bluethumb on a layby for eight weeks. La Bella and Shimmering Strength were the two lovelies that went to new homes.
Also I managed to take a trip to New Zealand, the home of my artist's soul for a couple of weeks. It was my first trip back since the beginning of the covid debacle. I do attribute much of my malaise in 2022 to being unable to return there for my annual creative recharge.
MARCH: La Bella and Shimmering Strength were packed up and posted off .
Bluethumb Gallery included my work in their 'Art For The Dining Room' curation, which was very exciting.
I also sold the very first painting in my new landscape series. and uploaded one of these landscapes 'The Cove' to Bluethumb for an exclusive 60 day contract with them alone.
2022 however was another story and the only work of any significance was 'White Island" . And even that one I was stuck on for several months. Follow the link to find out more about it.
On a more positive note, I was chosen as a Finalist in the Hornsby Art Prize which was hung in September 2022. The painting was "La Bella" - which you can see me working on to the left. La Bella has now travelled to the Northern Territory to a new home.
Towards the end of 2022 however I came up for air again and have begun work on a new body of work - landscapes in which I am exploring a different palette and a more contemporary style, which have been very well accepted so far. You can find them here: Cathedral Cove and here The Cove.
FAST FORWARD April 2021
Oh my goodness - where did all that time go?
Like many other people, I seem to disappear down a rabbit hole during covid, and didn't really pop out the other end until January 2023.
In actual fact 2020-2021 turned out to be a great year for selling work. There was only one painting in my body of work for that year that didn't sell. The body of work included several landscape paintings in the style as seen opposite.
'A Road Less Travelled', travelled off to a new home this week. I was a bit sad to see this one go as it is one of my favourites.
Also leaving the studio was 'Autum Light', pictured below
A Road Less Travelled
Received Merit Award in Landscapes Art Show with Grey Cube Gallery June 2021
July has been a busy month at the studio. My work Delightful Secret sold online through Bluethumb online gallery. Thank you Bluethumb.
I was thrilled to be notified that 'Delightful Secret' had also received a 'Merit Award' from the 'ArtRoom Gallery', in their 2nd annual Botanicals exhibition.
My work, 'Autumn Beauty' was accepted by The Light Space & Time Online Gallery for inclusion in their 2020 10th Anniversary art exhibition, in which I received a "Special Merit Award." The gallery received 2,129 entries from 34 different countries from around the world, as well as from 41 different states and the District of Columbia. They said of these awards, "Due to the exceptional artwork received for this competition, the gallery also included Special Merit awards and Special Recognition awards for outstanding art. Many of the artists in either of these groups could have easily been included in the upper tier of our winners, as their art was also exceptional."
FEB - MARCH 2020
My work was accepted by The Art Room Online Gallery for inclusion in their 2020 “Open” art exhibition. The work, 'A Road Less Traveled' has been awarded an Honorable Mention in this exhibition.
In November my work, Beauty Revealed was chosen as a finalist for the Hornsby Art Prize in Sydney.
This work was also a finalist in the annual 'Leaves and Petals 'online, international competition with Fusion Art Gallery.
Two of the galleries, representing me this year closed down. My current representation is online with
Saatchi Art where my art was chosen as part of a group show Best of June.
Apart from my own website, my other web presence is at Bluthumb online.
I have recently begun a new body of work, exploring the energy of the landscape again.
My work was accepted into the Inaugural Exhibition for the new Waterline Gallery on the Central Coast. The opening was on Thursday 14th March 2019 at 6pm. 271 Ocean View Rd Ettalong - located in the Re:Publik cafe.
6/3/2019 - I was awarded third place in an international art competition for my painting - Star of Ishtar.
Every new year brings new opportunities. My work in 2019 was showing at the following galleries
Gallery Kyo, Old Town Alexandria, United States.
Gallery Casa Del Sol - Koolewong - Central Coast
Waterline Gallery - Ettalong- Central Coast
Permission To Feel