Saturday 17 March 2012


After a whirlwind trip last weekend to pick up my hand-carved wooden frames, it was all going a bit too smoothly so I wasn't too surprised that it turns out they are all a bit wonky! Special thanks though to Nick Mahoney for saving them so far- hope it all continues to work out this week as they are for the purple triptych of my family and I really want to use the milkpaint and beeswax on them, and I really don't know what else I would do. Fingers crossed :)

Monday 27 February 2012

Did I even get anything done today?

Sometimes after a day in the studio I walk away and it looks like I didn't even get anything done. Today was one of those days until I saw proof (on my crappy camera phone-sorry) of this portrait in progress. It shows that, I did in actual fact, get somewhere today :)
I am looking forward to painting in the nest on his head tomorrow and fixing up a few things. x

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Works in progress

Feeling really lucky to have the time and space to make these works, am really excited about starting the portrait of my son this week with a little nest on his head. x

Sunday 5 February 2012

Honours exhibition at Turner Gallery

I can't believe how traumatic but at the same time nourishing that this study has been. I feel like I spent most of last year in an academic bubble as I slogged through all the writing. Looking back through my photos though (in order to post theses studio developments), I realised I did do a lot of other special things especially with my family.
These pics are from my studio, showing the latest work for an exhibition that will be opening on the 13th April at Turner Gallery in Perth WA. I have also put pictures up of my trip to get custom frames made for my paintings. I will be picking them up in March, fingers crossed they turn out ok :)
Also in this post is a picture of a beautiful nest my partner found in New Zealand and a childs chair made out of a whales bone from the Auckland museum.

Monday 4 July 2011

Back to studying craziness

Although working in our bedroom was ok, going back to uni meant having a STUDIO SPACE! I am doing honours which is ridiculously time consuming and hard but I am also extremely lucky to have the amazing painter Greg Pryor as my supervisor :)

Beauties and Beasts show from April

Works from the Elements group show 'Beauties and Beasts'. All are now sold so thank you Elements Gallery :)

Wednesday 17 November 2010