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Small scale still-life painting with pink vases.

Plus a picture of my grandson Mason.

Baby rides pony barebacked at circus.


Exhibition at Ian potter gallery is simply brilliant.


Margaret Preston


Yvonne Audette


Bruce Armstrong


John Olsen


He was always going to be a bee in Spring.

My baby grandson’s third of twelve digital collages.  He was always going to be a bee this month of September which is Spring in Melbourne.  He has been a superhero, an olympic swimmer and now a bee.  Digital imaging, photography, collage and lots of love.beez

wed blue still life

Painting redo plus two more loves.

Here is a sweet photo of me holding my 9 week old Grandson Mason’s hand.  I thought it was very touching so I decided to make a similar one for another  love of mine, my beautiful Kelpie Ninna.  As my Son is interstate he was really touched by both of these images as he adores his dog and is still getting to know his nephew.

Another love.  Art.  I recently pulled out all the small boards and canvases I could find and decided to paint some objects.  The one below has obliterated the previous post with the green glass as I felt that one photographed better than seeing it in life so I started again.  I just worked on it again and am still thinking about it.  Maybe a work in progress.


wed baby handwed blue still lifeWED NINNA

Still life abstracted painting.



These are two small acrylic paintings on board.  I am trying a couple of different techniques. Some abstract and some real.

9 Bird Lovers

Antipodean Art Exhibition in Carlton.

You are invited to attend an Art Exhibition on Tuesday Night August 16th at Steps Gallery in Carlton (near Trades Hall).  See details below for more information and please note it is only on for 8 days.  I have three limited edition images that I will be showing which will be available framed or unframed, plus a very special collaboration with Artist /Woodcarver Nikos Siouzos of a woman in a traditional Greek Costume and the man in a Pontian Greek Costume. If you are in Melbourne please drop in and have a look.  I have met some very interesting artists and seen some wonderful work that I think you will enjoy in this exhibition.

The exhibition is supported by The Greek-Australian Cultural League of Melbourne.

Month 2 rio olympics

Rio Olympics baby swimmer.

This is month 2 of Mason’s life.  So far he has been a flying superhero and now he is an Olympic Swimmer.  10 more months (one per month) of silly, surreal images to create.  Photographs and digital work assembled on photoshop.  Month 2 rio olympics

My first wood carving sculpture of a bird.


It took lots and lots of hours to make.  If anyone wanted to buy it I would sell it for one million dollars.  I joke.  I decided to make another bird but a little different.  I need to learn so much so repetition and refining will help.


This is Frank making stunning work.




Blue and white still life, abstract and a stairwell.

The beautiful stairwell is from the Mail Exchange in Melbourne.  It is a historic building from the 1800’s that was open to the public this weekend.  Sorry about the colour which although the stairwell was flooded with light my camera decided to make it a rich cadmium yellow.  The beautiful still life is by Jan Wright.  Jan has been taking regular classes with me in still life painting.  Our first few paintings were completed within two sittings however this one took several more.  Well worth it I think.

I was fiddling with paper cutouts for assemblage and this is what I came up with – textures and pops of colour.   It sort of reminds me of a roll of fruit pastiles or lifesaver sweets in the roll – but abstract.


New ways ahead as an artist

Starting Over Studio

Each day brings fresh discoveries in mixed-media art--and life.


art, music, various media, and some ebisu

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