This Christmas you can find me selling my art at Melbourne’s Moonlit Markets on the 16th of December, which will be held at the newly refurbished Towns Square at Eastland.
Discover a carefully curated selection of emerging artisans and shop covetable fashion, homewares and gifts and of course plenty of prints :)
Running every Wednesday night from 5:30pm, until 23 December.
Hope to see you there!
November has barely even begun and already it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas in Melbourne…
I thought I was early this year in prepping something festive for December in August (you can never be too early!)
I’ve done 4 small designs in graphite and chinese ink, a breakaway from my usual monotones.
All designs will be available from my online shop as Christmas cards in early December so stay tuned.
And for those of you who are interested in these designs as prints, I may do a limited edition run of them due to requests I’ve had, so do check back for updates!
I haven’t had a lot of time to work on new prints lately due to my workload (so many exciting things to come!) but I’ve been plugging away slowly on this piece in between other projects and exhibitions.
It’s so nice to finally be able to share the completed piece with you!
The other rewarding part of finishing a large work is seeing it in giclee print. I’m always so captivated at how luminous it turns out, of course a lot of painstaking work and attention to detail goes into the reproduction of my print range by Lantern printing in Melbourne. (I have to give full credit here as I am never disappointed by what they do!). Nowhere else can match the colour intensity of the original.
‘By Night’ is a special piece for me, not because of how much work went into it, but because of it’s “glow in the dark” appearance that seems to illuminate even more when you see it in the flesh!
You can order A1 prints of ‘By Night’ here:
“Arcadia; a real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity. As artists, our imagination plays an important role on our craft.”
I’ve been busily working toward my next event in April. As part of OTK’s 8th birthday I’m proud to take part for the upcoming group show ‘Arcadia’, which will be supporting Clowns without borders Australia.
You’ll find an arcadia of many likeminded creative minds and a great lineup of talent of emerging artists and those who have been at the top of their game for a long time now. Definitely go and check it out if you can and support a worthy cause!
When: 10th - 24th of April
Where: 66B Johnston St Collingwood
Opening night: 10th of April from 6-10pm
Pen is an inexpensive medium to use. The second I decided to do my next work in pen I knew I was headed for patience highway; but then again I find nothing more gratifying than seeing the result of my ditch digging!
I’ll have to admit that I get a bit precious about my work in the early stages, but this time I’ve learnt to enjoy just going with it and seeing what it’ll turn into.
Previously I always opted for a white background and nothing else. I found that white, as pure and simple as it is, left my negative space luminous and encouraged one’s individual imagination to unfurl. I preferred to leave my backgrounds blank because of this.
The inspiration for this new change perhaps came from my blossoming interest with tonalism - probably a result of the many nights I was going out for lovely spontaneous moonlit walks through the gardens… which was marvellous.
There’ll be 2 new prints “Bloom (In Pink)” and “Spring Embrace” added to my printshop this weekend ~ archival giclee on cotton rag paper. The one I’m holding below is the A1 size, which is about the size of the original work.
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hello all! Sharing the beginnings of another large one - my favourite stage of the drawing process is definitely the beginning when not everything is defined yet and possibilities seem endless…
I’m pouring through studies of my various sketchbooks for inspiration going back 5 years, taking a little of this and a little of that and here’s hoping that my imagination can complete the rest.
More later x
Graphite drawing “Birds Of A Feather” available in printshop.
‘Spring Embrace’ - colour pencil on paper,