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The last two months of Winter were beautiful and busy.. Here are a few images from the studio.

I am building up to the next show! It will be things various from the studio, which is mainly a continuance of the Sleep series with some other things that I�ve been thinking about in the last year..

 

Packing and sending

The studio show in September went well and these friends of mine are off to their new homes!

The Feather Collector

When I had just finished 'The Feather Collector'. Waiting to be signed, dreams and memories. Feathers to remember parted friends

Broken Sleep, Incomplete sleep, patterns broken

Broken Sleep
Acrylic on canvas, 1380 x 1020mm, 2017
Richard Causer, a contemporary dancer working with Expressions Dance Company, sees sleep as incomplete and broken shapes.


Moet Moments

Bye Bye Feather Collector. I love this painting and am glad that she's gone to a good home!

Spirit worker

I love the last few weeks before a show! One seems to be able to work with such clarity and love!

Helping paws at the ready

Setting up for our 2017 studio show.. Lot's of work, but also lot's of fun!!

Loving my studio!

A work in progress..

At the Downlands art show

Downlands Art Exhibition. This was a huge show! Over 200 artists!

 

Shannon Berry-Bam

Dark Matter
Acrylic on canvas, 1020 x 1530mm,2017
Shannon Berry Bam is a circus performer involved with Vulcana Women�s Circus in Brisbane and we have worked on several paintings together. Like almost all of the physical performers, her sleep is both restorative and highly active and almost every time I'd look back from my canvas to her, she would be in a slightly different position. I love all of that and just keep painting them in their various new places and wait for them to cycle around again to approximate positions to continue my work.

Shannon in progress

Pleasure in details, stars, light and breath

The fun-house

Inspiration and art

Dreams float in the waves and stars

Ocean Sky Dreaming
Acrylic on canvas, 1020 x 1220mm, 2017
Eliza Dolly, of Vulcana Women's Circus, finds the colours of tropical oceans relaxing. She rests in the ocean of dreams, as we look up through the crashing waves to the stars that were above her when she was born.

Thanks for coming to the show Hannaka!

It was so fabulous that Hannaka came to see her portrait and brought her beautiful new baby too! Big love to the Feather Collector, Hannaka! xx

Ideas to fruition

I sometimes start a painting on unstretched canvas on the wall, then work out what size the it will be later.. Here are works in various stages of completion

An experimental set up for photographing my work..

Shiny paintings are a challenge to photograph, but I'm getting the hang of it

Loving my studio!

Shhhh... Everyone is sleeping...
I love having a full and busy studio!

A spark from the Sun

Friends stole a spark from the Sun
to light the subterranean night,
because the eyes of man in dying
search out the Sun; and all breasts
send their last sigh to the light that flies
Ugo Foscolo

For the Ars Moriendi exhibition, painted on a real coffin lid


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