My Art, My Way!
the background San Remo looking towards Hastings Vic. A welcome change to a cooler day from the 37 degree heat!
A Workshop in Scratchboard and Claybord. Commencing 16 & 17 September - 12.30pm & recommence 1.00pm - 4.00pm. Held over 2 days, students will be given the opportunity to attend both days or for one day, each day is a complete workshop, and students will leave with a painting, If they choose to attend for two days, they will progress to the next level. Limited numbers, ensuring students get the opportunity to progress. Subject matter is animals and nature. Notices coming out shortly and new Flyers coming out in two weeks.
I am so thrilled that my painting "Giants Playground" received a Bronze Award in the "Nature Painting July 2023" with Global Painting Conclave, (Nova Scotia Canada).
My painting "Blue Eyes" (Pastel), received a Crystal Award in the Gallery Ring Pastel & Coloured Pencil show in July 2023.
I am so delighted.
My Portrait of an Afghanistan Mountain Man, received an Honorable Mention Award by Teravarna in the 2023 International Juried Art Competition. This is such a surprise and a thrill.
Two of my paintings received an Honorable Mention in the Ärt Contemporary Room, in the "2023 Animals Art Exhibition June 2023 - they are - Spring Fever - Bisons Grip (WC) and Fishing in the Savannah - A Raccoon (Pastel). Very honored and so grateful.
I am delighted to report that my "San Remo WC painting, received a "Talent Prize Award" in the 7th Landscape 2023 International Juried Art Competition run by Teravarna of California - May 23". Ya! - very honoured.
I received a lovely note from Global Painting Conclave (Canada) that my painting "Our Beach" received a "Certificate Award" in their April 2023 Watercolor Painting International Contest. YA - so delighted. Also thrilled that my watercolour painting "My Patch - Wallaby", received a Crystal Artist of April Award from Gallery Ring of Canada - very happy. My watercolour - "Blues of Cowes" received an Award of Merit - from Gallery Ring of Canada in their "Blues International Competition". Am rather thrilled.
On a personal note, I had been recovering from an awful bout of food poisoning in late March '23. WOW it stopped me for over ten days, and the recovery has been so long, its mid April and I am just getting back onto my feet. Could not even pick up a blade to do some scratchboard work whilst in recovery. It was so energy sapping! Delighted to say - nearly back to normal - what an experience - second time in my life - and rather hope never again!
I am so far behind with updates; so here goes - in February 2023 - I have so thrilled to receive "Silver Award" for my watercolour on Claybord - "Spring Fever - Bisons Grip". WOW - thank you to Camelback Galley of Arizona in the Amazing Animals 2023 Annual International Exhibition - so delighted. I was also delighted to report I received an "Honorable Special Prize" with the German Publication "Internationaler Kunstwettbewerb, Lounge 2022 for the scratchboard "Bushtail Possum", I am just delighted to be recognized within such an brilliant publication.
Well I am thrilled to say that I received "Emerald Artist of the Year 2022" with Gallery Ring. WOW, I could not believe the notice, and am so blowen away and a huge thank you to Gallery Ring - this is so encouraging and pushes me to do better.
So much is expected of this year; due to the fact that my man has been quite ill, I have had to push my next exhibition in the delightful gallery of Malvern Artists Society's Gallery in Malvern to February 2024 - that is the only time they had available (3 weeks), so on the positive side, I have plenty of time to expand my work and do larger works on Claybord in WC and have some exciting new projects - so I am keeping positive.
My studio is so close to being finished YA! I am now having some signage printed, all very excited. We will be teaching Scratchboard and Watercolour/ink, as mentioned earlier, I am talking to some very fabulous instructors, who will be the guest tutor for a day, and that will be great fun. Although there is still work to be done, on the outside and the installation of the air conditioner and readjustment to the placement of wall lights!!! The studio is looking great and it has so much light and has a great feel to it.
I am thrilled to be asked to be a Guest Juror this year, for the fabulous Camelback Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona US. WOW, I am so honoured to be asked, as the standard is just stunning, it was a privilege to be one of the judges for the first show this year, the works entered could all be winners! I think that what Camelback Gallery is doing is just wonderful for international art, and it is great to be part of this team.
I am a member of Fusion Art of Santa Fe US, the opportunities within their international shows is a brilliant avenue for artists and I am very fortunate to show and with some successes. Light Space and Time is another fabulous group and I love being part of their shows. Art Room Contemporary on Line Gallery, and Global Painting Conclave of Nova Scotia Canada is just wonderful and I thrilled that my paintings have touched a few hearts, Gallery Ring is another wonderful avenue for international artists, and am thrilled to had some of my artworks selected.
I am so also very excited to have had my paintings published in Europe, and the latest publication with my four images - 3 watercolors and one scratchboard. So thrilled and awaiting arrival of the publication "Excellent Art" from Germany, and the "Animal Worlds of Art" with my two scratchboards!
The opportunities afforded to me by the Circle Foundation for the Arts in France has been tremendous, and I am so grateful for the opportunities to be invited to exhibit and to be published within their magazines - Spotlight and Circle Quarterly Art Review, huge thank you.
Updated NOTICE: 2023
"Winter Classes" in Scratchboard and Watercolour on Claybord.
If you are interested, please drop an email (email@example.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what best suits you in your availability!
Scratchboard & Animals in Watercolour -
for face-to-face classes
Available spaces for Tuesday 9am - 1pm and
- Wednesday 1pm - 4pm - for the Term commencing in September 2023
Flyer coming out shortly.
(students over 18yrs).
If you have a love for painting animals, and wish to progress your art, we are fortunate to have access to wildlife subjects - and you will be able to sketch from life. However, it will depend on the day, which animal will visit - mostly Echidna, Wallabies, Blue-Tongued Skinks, Cotton Tails, Possums, various Parrots and other amazing bird life, and of course the stunning horses, pony, Alpacas and various sheep with "weird" personalities!
You are welcome to join our classes in watercolour and scratchboard. Let me know, as we are taking bookings now
Notices will also be issued on www.scratchboardartclasses.com.au or email@example.com