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VAS Regional Victorian Visions Exhibition 2022, May 12 - 30

VAS Regional Victorian Visions Exhibition 2022, May 12 - 30

The Meeting Place (Hanging Rock, Macedon) is part of the VAS Regional Victorian Visions Exhibition 2022, a pop up exhibition which has just started at the Victorian Artists Society. It is my first departure away from the momentum I have generated with the fruit still life series which have been selling well at different venues over the past year. The reasons I was interested in painting a scene from regional Victoria now that the Covid restrictions and lockdowns are well behind us, was to reconnect with where I left off first year out of uni many years ago. I had...

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Watch This Space! New Artist Brooches Coming Soon!

Watch This Space! New Artist Brooches Coming Soon!

Following the success of my artist brooch sales at the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. Australian National Brooch Shows in both 2021 and 2022, I am thrilled to announce that I am making a small selection based on my still life paintings available in my web store ✦ ✦ Starting with a limited edition rerun of my still life photo cab brooches which sold out at the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria's brooch show opening event last year, there will be slight differences, given the free form cabochon framing style. It's not possible to make identical brooches, however this...

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Volunteering for the Australian National Brooch Show 2022

Volunteering for the Australian National Brooch Show 2022

It was fun today helping for the second year to set up the cabinets at the Fitzroy Library for the Australian National Brooch Show, an annual event hosted by the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc, now in it's 14th year. The pictured brooches are  my  2022 contribution in situ and one has has already sold, with thanks! This is the Buddha hand fruit - a strange looking citrus I first discovered in Jenny Phillip's botanical art classes around 2010 - I had gotten through some preliminary drawings back then, however never took them through to the finished painting, as...

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New! Still Life Kilt Pin Brooches

New! Still Life Kilt Pin Brooches

The above image is one of the prototypes made for product testing prior to making the actual art brooches pictured below for the Australian National Brooch Show 2022.The dimensions in the exhibition design brief meant that the beads could only extend to the bottom of the tile, given the kilt pin takes up quite alot of the size allowance. I have kept the beaded version for my own reference pending further creative exploration with this brooch form. These latest fruit themed brooches made for the Australian National Brooch Show 2022, in the style of my contemporary acrylic fruit portraits, are...

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Victorian Artists Society Autumn Select Exhibition April 9 - May 2, 2022

Victorian Artists Society Autumn Select Exhibition April 9 - May 2, 2022

I'm thrilled to say that one of my paintings, Still Life with Persimmon and Chestnuts is on display in the Victorian Artists Society Autumn Select Exhibition, which started yesterday and runs through to May 2. My painting in situ in the Hammond Gallery at the top of the stairs. The Official Opening of this exhibition is on Tuesday 12th at 7pm. There is also a surprise, I will not be a spoiler, however there is a work from the Permanent Collection which is on display and a real treat to see.  There are also many other masterful works from VAS...

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