Saturday, September 17, 2011

Recent Activity

Once again been a while since my last post, but I haven't been completely inactive.
A few weeks ago Nest in Tumbarumba had their Spring Art Exhibition and I was fortunate enough to have some more works in there. The theme was 'spring', so my works were centralised around young/newborn animals. Unfortunately I didn't give myself much time to have them exhibition ready so I only got to scan one of them, the other two will have to suffice as photos at the exhibition.

young bird
oil pastel on paper, 2011

oil pastel on paper, 2011

oil pastel on paper, 2011

In addition to this I've been involved in a bit of freelance graphic design for a couple of local events and commission work.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I've been rather lazy lately, working full time really takes it out of you, however that's really not much of an excuse. I've had a lot of side projects/commission work as well. Otherwise, I haven't been entirely uninspired, been giving artworks as gifts when I can, so here are some:

pen & collage on paper, 2010
(this one was for my sister)

oil pastel on paper, 2011
(this was for my brother)

interior with corgi
watercolour and collage on paper, 2011
(this was for my friend)

The common factor with all the creative work I've been doing lately is the deadline. Pretty tragic.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Nest Exhibition

Recently I had a couple of works on display at an exhibition opening at Nest, a café in Tumbarumba NSW. It was a fantastic night, and I highly recommend the café to everyone. The exhibition was bird themed, so I entered a couple of oil pastel drawings of red robins.
Been a while since I exhibited some artworks, between studying education and taking a new job in graphic design, it was hard to make time. This was a real motivator to get back in to it, especially selling one (the smaller on with the orange mount).
** Update: Have sold both now! :) 28/1/2011

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Really needed to post an update, I'll have to scan some recent works. In the meantime I made some desktops out of some bird drawings, they were fun to make :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Even more oil pastels, back to portraits again, and more colour experimentation. Really can't get enough of oil pastels lately.

portrait 31
oil pastel on paper, 2010

portrait 30
oil pastel on paper, 2010


Did some oil pastel drawings of my gran & uncle's cat, Benjamin. He was good to draw, as he remained motionless for extended periods of time, which is a desirable trait for any drawing subject.

oil pastel on paper, 2010

oil pastel on paper, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More interiors

Recently worked on some more interiors while on my last art teaching prac out of town. Stayed with my grandmother and uncle on their farm, the house reminds me a lot of my childhood, it was great to draw it, and really nice to stay with them. My grandmother is also artistic, and I got to have a look at a lot of paintings of hers that I hadn't seen before. She has a really impressionistic style, beautiful use of colour.

Similarly I am continuing to work on colour, currently these photographs of the A3 size drawings are the best I can do, I'm no good at taking photos of the things and the colours always end up really different to the real thing. Need to get my hands on an A3 size scanner.

Billy and Paul
oil pastel on paper, 2010

Nanny's Kitchen 02
oil pastel on paper, 2010

Nanny's Kitchen 01
oil pastel on paper, 2010