Sunday, February 27, 2011


8x10 inches
Coloured pencils on drafting film
I actually finished Shakira a week or two ago, but had to hold off until after she was presented for a birthday present. I have just finished another commission tonight, which can't be revealed until it is presented as well - all these little secrets and surprises!!! This week I will be back to work on some more wooden pieces, as my aim is to get more proactive and enter more exhibitions this year. It can be a bit of a headache meeting deadlines, getting entry forms in and organising deliveries, and I am also terrified of Opening Nights! But it is all good for confidence building and is a real motivator for getting some work done!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Th Dear John Letter

The Dear John Letter
37cm x 37cm
Coloured pencils and PanPastels on wood
Mostly I do like to do happy and quirky images, especially celebrating our animal world, but sometimes we are inspired by other thoughts and emotions. These days this image is probably an obsolete one and is more likely to be replaced with a text on an iphone, but the sentiments are still the same, and all too sad for the one on the receiving end. Hopefully what is conveyed in this image, that as harsh as it might seem, the writer is really struggling with her job at hand. My melancholy in drawing this image has been fuelled by the 24 hour coverage of yesterday's earthquake in Christchurch NZ, and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this devastating event!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What about me?

What about Me?
29cm x 29cm
Coloured pencils on wood

Back to doing commissions this week, but just had time to fit another of these artworks on wood - so much fun!!! This one was inspired by our Siamese cat Dipsy who stretches his paw as high as he can to the bench (fortunately he can't reach) whenever I am chopping up chicken or fish. Some might shoo the kitty away, others might share a sardine or two - which are you?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

German Shepherds Illustration

German Shepherds
Commissioned by the Coin Club of Australia
Painted with Corel Painter

This German Shepherd illustration is the final one for this series of coin. Earlier, you might remember that I did a Cattle Dog illustration for the series and this coin was released in early January and has almost sold out already. For more information about these coins you can visit the Coin Club of Australia.