Monday, September 10, 2007

Opening Night @ St Lukes - Exquisite Palette

I couldn't be at the opening but thankfully Triecia took some great photos of the works and crowd on the can find out more @ her blog A Reason to Paint

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Artist Profile Magazine

Popped into the Art Gallery of SA today and picked up the new Australian Art magazine Artist Profile published by Horwitz Publications quartlery and edited by Paul Flynn who is well known in Sydney as an Art History specialist and gallery assistant previously at Brian Moore Gallery and now at Michael Carr Gallery (who represents me in NSW).

This is a much needed publication, that is taken from the artists perspective, rather than the commerical one that Australian Art Collector focuses on. The first issue looks at the Sidney Nolan Retrospective at AGNSW, profiles young artist Alan Jones, abstract painter John Hoyland, takes a peek inside Nicholas Harding's studio and Steve Lopes talks about the creative process.

I wish Paul and all invoved in the Magazine success, its going to be a very valuable resource for the Australian Art community in the future.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Loreto Spring Art Exhibition September 2007

These are my two completed works for the Annual Spring Loreto Art Exhibition which opens Friday night September 7 2007 and runs for one weekend only. This is a very successful event for the College and artists alike, many months of work go into getting sponsors, publicity and selecting artists to participate and I always find it a rewarding venture to be part of.

"Still life - Frog cake composition #1" 2007

"Still life - Frog cake composition #2" 2007

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Loreto Art Exhibition Work In Progress

A work in progress after four hours of painting, the subject is an Adelaide tradition! On the left are two cakes...they are known as Balfours Frog Cakes and these little sweet sensations were first made in the 1920's. Back then, it was a real treat to go into the heart of the city on a Saturday morning and have morning or afternoon tea at the company's popular tea rooms. Everytime I exhibit paintings of these, I add to my collection of "Frog Cake Tales" is always a joy to hear them.