07 August 2022

The Mid Winter Mingle (Arts Collective Whangamata)


Scrumptious canapes, good music and of course the ART! This turned out to be a very enjoyable afternoon. (The bottom two photos show my entries 'The End Of An Era' and 'Dream Lamp').

29 July 2022

Article in the Hauraki Coromandel Post 28.07.2022

Just seen this article in the local paper - was flattered that one of my sand paintings (bottom right photo) was used in the images from last years Mid Winter Mingle.



28 July 2022

The 'Mid Winter Mingle' by the Arts Collective Whangamata


Really looking forward to this years Mid Winter Mingle, on Sunday 7 August. I will have two pieces on display, and for sale, at this event.

26 July 2022

The End Of An Era

The End Of An Era
40cm (16 inches) diameter

This piece was created with the last of my handmade round mosaic tiles, marking the end of my phase of dot mosaic art.

14 June 2022

Two new pieces: Dream Lamp and Contemplation #2

Here are the latest two pieces I have been working on

Dream Lamp - shown in different lighting situations
15cm (6 inches) diameter


Contemplation #2
20cm (8 inches) diameter
extruded polymer


12 June 2022

Polymer clay UV light fastness trial - after 6 months

I started this trial on 12 December 2021. Six months on, I looked at the tiles after cleaning off all the sticky residue from the black masking tape. There was slight yellowing of the exposed area on the white and purple tiles but this is not easy to see in the photo. The neutral tiles showed no noticable change to the colours but the varnish has attracted a lot of dust/dirt, so I would definitely not use varnish on items intended for outdooors.

Trial after 6 months


09 April 2022

Two Sales in One Day

Today turned out to be a great day, I sold two mosaic pictures. My ‘Poppy’ mosaic that was part of the ANZAC display in the Whangamata Information Centre and ‘Aroha Nui’ (with after glow) from the Whangamata Club. I'm feeling elated 😊

Poppy

Aroha Nui


21 March 2022

Orb Sculptures - slideshow

I put together this slideshow of orb sculptures created over the last ten years



12 March 2022

Polymer clay UV light fastness trial - after 3 months

I started this trial on 12 December 2021. Three months on, I looked at the tiles. There was no change to the coloured tiles. On the neutral tiles, the varnish has attracted dust but there was no change to colours.


Neutral tiles after 3 months


06 February 2022

2022 Big Arts Day Out/Harcourts Challenge - photos

Really pleased with how this weekend turned out. Here are some photos.

My stand in the Big Arts Day Out hall






My two entries for the Harcourts Challenge - this years theme: Looking Back, Looking Forward