Monday, 7 October 2019

Exhibition at Lethbridge Gallery in Brisbane.

I currently have six still life paintings and three drawings in an exhibition at Lethbridge Gallery in Bulimba, Brisbane. The show will run until the 22nd of September.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A couple of portraits

Earlier this year my wife's cousins visited us for a week or so and I got a chance do paint a portrait of each of them. I spent about 5 hours on each painting. They are both oil on panel.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Some drawings after John Singer Sargent

Every now and then I try to take some time out from my other painting commitments to copy some drawings by one of the masters. These two are done after John Singer Sargent. They probably took about 4 hours each. 

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Italian Renaissance Lectures

I'll be giving 2 lectures on painting and sculpture during the Italian Renaissance at the Cairns Regional Gallery on the 11th and 18th of May. 

The cost is $5 (Gallery Members: $3) per lecture- Glass of wine included
Monday May 11
Painting and Sculpture in Renaissance Italy
The first lecture will focus on the early Renaissance in Italy, looking at developments in visual vocabulary that had a major impact on painting and sculpture in subsequent centuries.

Monday May 18
The Italian High Renaissance and Mannerism.
The second lecture will be about the High Renaissance and Mannerism, focusing on the crystallisation of so many ideas and the later rejection of many of them.

Bookings: 07 4046 4888 /

Monday, 2 February 2015

"Emerging Contemporaries" at the Cairns Regional Gallery

Here are some photos from a group exhibition that opened on Saturday at the Cairns Regional Gallery. I had four paintings in the show. It's on until the 1st of March in Cairns, North Queensland.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Finalist in the AME Bale Travelling Scholarship

I recently had four paintings and two drawings selected and exhibited as part of the AME Bale Travelling Scholarship exhibition in Melbourne. I was a finalist in the scholarship category as well the seperate drawing and painting categories. I flew down to Melbourne for the opening and it was a great night. Here are some photos of the selected works. Apologies for the low resolution of a couple of the photos, I'll post better ones once they're taken.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

New Drawing

Here's a recent drawing I did of my sister-in -law Sneha, while I was in India. 
It's graphite and white chalk on toned paper.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Highly Commended in the Black Swan Portrait Prize.

My portrait of David Goebel recently won the Highly Commended Award in the prestigious 
Black Swan Prize in Perth.  Here's a link to their website-

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Vote for my painting in the People's Choice Award

My painting 'Self portrait with fur collar' is a finalist in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait
 Award in Australia.
You can vote for it online in the People's Choice Award at this link-
My painting is at the top of the page when you go there. 

I would appreciate your vote and please share this with your friends.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Finalist in the Percival Portrait Painting Prize

One of my paintings was recently selected as a finalist for the Percival Portrait Prize, an annual national competition in Townsville, Queensland. The finalist's paintings will be exhibited in the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from the 9th of May till the 13th of July.  Here's a link to the gallery website-

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Portrait Workshops

I recently taught a 3 day portrait painting workshop at my home in Cairns, Australia. 
I thoroughly enjoyed working with the group I had;
 they all produced some great work and I look forward to doing it again soon.

Here's a photo; that's me on the right in the red shirt.

I'll also be teaching a 5 day portrait workshop between the 21st to the 25th of July as part of ArtEscape, the most prominent Art teaching event of North Queensland. 
It's sure to be a great week of learning in a beautiful rainforest environment, so if you're interested please contact the ArtEscape team for bookings.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Finalist in Drawing Prize

I was recently selected as a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing in Sydney for my drawing 'Discobolus'

For those in Sydney, the exhibition is on now at the Adelaide Perry Gallery, corner Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon, Sydney until the 28th of March. 

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Portrait of George

Painted last year in New York. Oil on Linen, 12 x 14 inches

Stanthorpe Art Prize

My painting Still Life with Conch has recently been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Stanthorpe Art Prize in Stanthorpe, South East Queensland. The exhibition will run from the 28th of February until the 13th of April at the Stanthorpe Regional Gallery.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

4 Hour Portrait Sketches

As the title of this post suggests, here are a couple of recent portrait sketches, each done in about 4 hours.
 Dylan, Oil on Linen on Board, 8 x 10 inches
Steel, Oil on Linen on Board, 8 x 10 inches

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Works on Paper Exhibition

I currently have two portrait drawings in a group exhibition in Cairns, Australia at the Tanks Arts Centre. 
The exhibition is titled "Paper- Works on and of" and runs until the 18th of December.

 Graphite on Paper 8 x 10 inches

 Graphite on Paper 8 x 10 inches

Here is a link to the Tanks website

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Drawing for a Self Portrait

To be transferred for an oil painting.
Graphite on toned paper, 8 x 10 inches

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Exhibition and an Interview

I'm currently part of a small group exhibition as part of International Men's Day entitled 'I am Man'. The exhibition is at Cell Art Space in Cairns, Australia and runs until the 30th of November. I have two paintings in the show, pictured below.

I was also interviewed about my work and artistic practice. You can read the interview at this link-

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Some Recent Work

Here are a few samples of the landscape work I've been doing lately. 
The last few drawings are studies for paintings.

 Oil on Canvas Paper 10 x 14 inches
 Oil on Canvas Paper 10 x 14 inches
 Oil on Linen on Board 6 x 8 inches
 Graphite on Paper 18 x 24 inches
  Graphite on Paper 18 x 24 inches
 Graphite on Paper 18 x 24 inches