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Well doesn’t time fly when you’re totally distracted!!

It’s been an absolute age since I last visited here. Since moving back to Lower Creek NSW I entered into the Kempsey Art Prize and the I won Best Works on Paper category with ‘Porky’s’ and I was a finalist in the IAPS 23rd Juried Art Exhibition Online (International Association of Pastel Societies) With ‘Time and Tide’.

Porky's

Porky’s

Pastel on Arches watrcolour paper

Tide and time

 

My website has suffered the ravages of me not being financially buoyant and gone. At the moment I just don’t have enough ping-pong balls to re-float this Titanic. So I’m thinking that this blog may have to substitute for my webpage for the time being. I’m not quite sure how to go about that but I’ll have a go.

I have a studio! It’s about 95% complete, bright, airy and with a storage room to boot. I have a plan to run weekend artist camps, workshops and classes in the future.

Below are some pictures taken from around the area of our property. There are birds and animals aplenty as well. I reckon it would be a good place for an artist to visit. Relaxing, challenging and inspiring all at the same time. What do you reckon?

Lower Creek 1

Looking towards the swimming hole.

Looking towards the swimming hole.

Looking towards our place

Looking towards our place

On the road to Armidale through the forest up the big hill.

On the road to Armidale through the forest up the big hill.

Wild rivers and gorges. Livin' life on the edge of a plateau can be very scenic

Wild rivers and gorges. Livin’ life on the edge of a plateau can be very scenic

The bottom border of our property.

The bottom border of our property.

Stag horn in the casuarinas next to the river

Stag horn in the casuarinas next to the river

easel inside the studio

Inside the studio. Plenty of natural light available.

From inside the studio

From inside the studio

The remains of a Wedge Tailed Eagle. It’s not a print it’s acrylic paint on Arches water colour paper. I don’t have the facility at home to do prints but I like the stark litho look. I’ve got more like this planned.

Work chokes any creative life out of me and it’s actually starting to take it’s toll on my health and that’s something I had thought was a cop out excuse used by other people I read about but not by me… but here I am with hospital tests to come and a doctor shaking his head at me talking about work stress…..sheesh tell me something I don’t know…

The King is dead.

Acrylic paint on 640gsm medium Arches Water Colour paper

I’m off to get this framed. I’m looking forward to seeing it framed. I might try something a little different…lol

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