Sunday, December 31, 2017

In the studio

Over the last month I have been in the studio creating works for the next exhibition. Down to the final details... phew!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Last art class for this year

SO lucky to have had Graeme Drendel as our teacher for this year. A finalist in the Moran Prize. He finished the lesson with a virtuoso demonstration of how to do a self portrait.
I have so appreciated his gentle and generous teaching style.
We are all having a rest until February when classes stsry again.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Forms of Life

An exhibition at the Melbourne Uni Ian Potter Gallery featuring ceramics, painting and drawings based on the relationship between symbols and images of ancient artefacts and contemporary images. Angela Brennan's work is displayed alongside ancient Greek and Cypriot artifacts.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lungomare Reggio Calabria

The sea is this blue. Never tired of looking at it.

Local Fruit Shop Reggio Calabria

Tutti i Frutti..... so gorgeous.

Davide Balula

At Gagosian Gallery Rome. Beautiful wotk by French artist Davide Balula exploring natural materials. Visitors were invited to handle the heavy metal balls presented embedded in a marble table. Other works included charred wood which wad used to print on canvas. 

Francesco Trombadori

Stumbled upon this retrospective of Francesco Trombadori (1886-1961) at the Rome Galleria d'Arte Moderna. It was interesting to see the works .... an added bonus was commentary  which included a potted history of modern art in Italy.

Church of San Luigi dei Francesci

One of the reasons for travelling.... to see magnificent works of art such as these three works depicting scenes from the life of St Matthew by Caravaggio in a church in Rome.

Sea at Tropea

An extraordinary turquoise clour

Monday, September 18, 2017

Latest Work

So pleased that my latest works have found good homes after the Art 4 All Show at Fairfield PS.
I was flattered to be an invited to submit 4 works.

All are mixed media on canvas.

Beyond the Day (76x93cm)

Land Revealed 7( 6x93cm)
Ebb and Flow 1&2 (20x25cm)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Brave New World Australia 1930s

A great exhibition at the NGV Federation Square. Australain art in the 1930s.
It is on until October 15.
An interesting range of painting, fashion, sculpture, film, dance and posters - samples of visual art in the 1930s in Australia.
Among my favourite painters, Clarice Beckett (below)

 And a wonderful poster proclaiming Melbourne to be the seventh city of the empire, largely because of the skyscraper depicted in this poster. The Manchester Unity Building!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Katsushika Hokusai at the NGV

I went to see this wonderful exhibition today at the NGV.
It is very extensive and elegantky curated.
I only had an hour; enough to wonder at the exquisite workmanship and beauty of these woodcuts.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Jim Dine at the National Gallery of Victoria

How lucky am I to be able to visit the exhibition of Jim Dine prints at the National Gallery of Victoria!  I love his use of everday objects as subjects in his work.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Charcoal drawing

Latest in the charcoal series. 
On 300gsm 50x70 cm

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Khao Lak in Thailand

A walk on the beach in the evening, the light was silver.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

From Memory exhibition

I am pleased to extend an invitation to all, to view new images in an exhibition of photography with four colleagues at Tacit Contemporary Art, Collingwood.
Opening Wed 2 August 6.30pm and running until Sunday August 20th. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


These images caught my eye when I was in Italy.....

Advertisement for a Revlon  hair product... Scelgimi.....Choose me

Advertisement for the Archeological Museum in Taranto

Discarded flour sack.........

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Oil on board

Back to class with Graham Drendel at Painting Maribyrnong last week.
A quick painting done with oil on board

Katie Lee at The Incinerator Gallery

Sunday I visited the Incinerator Gallery to see the work of Katie Lee  with Andrew Saisbury.
Titled Even a Stopped Clock, it is based on an observation by Foucault about the movement of the earth. This installation evoked in me a feeling of the circular, reflection and rotation.