Thursday, July 22, 2021
Thursday, July 1, 2021
The 30 June 2021 was a momentous day for me - my last day of guaranteed financial income. After working part-time for the last ten years, as an accounts assistant for an engineering company, I have finally taken the plunge and terminated my contract. So, today is the first day of my new life as a full-time artist/creative. While a little daunting, I am really excited to start following my true vocation.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
|Daybreak in Paradise|
Inspired by a local photograph (not taken by myself) Daybreak in Paradise measures 71 cm x 71 cm. It is a sanding paining on canvas, with acrylic paint glazes.
My method of sand painting is to coat a bare canvas with glue and cover with an even layer of fine white sand. This is sealed with several layers of acrylic medium, to keep the sand in place, and then over painted with acrylic colour washes, so the sand tecture still shows through. For effect, I have included fine glitter for sparkle over the blue sea and used a gloss finish on this and wet sand areas.
Monday, April 26, 2021
|Moonlight Glow - shown in daylight and in the dark|
I have just completed Moonlight Glow, measuring 50.5 cm x 76 cm. This is a sanding painting on canvas, with acrylic paint glazes and glow in the dark powder. I am really pleased with the way it has turned out, especially when viewed in the dark.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
I will be displaying some of my work at the Information Centre Hub on Port Road, Whangamata.
Hope you can drop in and say hello.
Friday, February 5, 2021
Here is my display on the opening (Friday) night of the exhibition. I will be demonstrating how I make my Swirl-StoNZ throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
In addition to my entry in the Harcourts Challenge, a sand painting titled 'Essence of Aotearoa', I will be having a space at the Big Arts Day Out showcasing my polymer clay mosaics and also demonstrating how I make my Swirl-StoNZ.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
The next Whangamata Arts Collective event is the Harcourts Challenge/Big Arts Day Out, over the Waitangi weekend, 5-7 February 2021. This years Harcourts Challenge theme is Aotearoa Inspired. My entry is titled 'Essence of Aotearoa' and it gets a mention in the local paper. Really looking forward to this event.