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