Being creative is something most people want, but few of us feel confident about being. Confronting the unknown, with its accompanying anxiety, is the very birthplace of creativity…Read More
As Christmas approaches, I am still painting at the lagoon and loving it!Read More
Thank you so so much!
Saturday was such a special day for me... I will remember it for a long time to come.
The opening drinks at Rex-Livingston Art & Objects, were fantastic and the jazz shindig afterwards was just divine! Thanks to Kate Wadey and Arthur Washington, who played, and to all of you for dancing, grooving along and generally having a good time.
The auction of the painting was enormous fun, bringing out the bidding spirit in many of you! Garry and Tanya were the eventual winners, but special mention also needs to go to Steve and Sam, who fought to the end.
Thanks for your generosity everyone!
Together we raised over $1000 to send to Aussie Farmers who are drought affected.
I hope you also managed to pop your head into my studio between courses?
If you used all your cash on the auction, but would still like to purchase some of my 2019 wall calendars and greeting cards featuring my ‘Lagoon Landscape’ paintings, you can do that online and I'll pop them in the mail to you directly.
And finally, if you want to visit the exhibition before it closes, it's up till the 26th November. I will be at the gallery this Saturday, 17th Nov, between 11am and 2pm, so come in and see the paintings and me!
Drop me a line if you want to, I always love hearing from you.
My last workshop for the year is happening next month, 24 & 25 November. ‘Capturing the Spirit of Place’ will be a wonderful opportunity for you to learn new skills, meet like-minded people and have fun.Read More
A year’s work culminates in this new exhibition. I’d love you to come and see these paintings of Glenbrook and Huskisson Lagoons.Read More
Lately I have challenged myself to get more embarrassed, uncomfortable, even scared - to stop using familiar methods and rather to explore uncharted tracks, that possibly lead nowhere in particular.Read More
It's a cliché, but it's true... 'pictures tell a thousand words'... so I give you a story in paint.Read More
When I travelled to South Africa recently, I was captivated and inspired by the landscapes of my childhood. I returned home with a portfolio filled with images, sensations and ideas to explore in my studio.Read More
Lately I have been thinking a great deal about whether I really show up - whether the person I seem to be to others, is in fact who I am. The words of a poem I read as a young girl, came back to me yesterday, ‘When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me’.
At the time Jenny Joseph’s ode to non-conformity tantalised and shocked me. Having grown up in middle-class South Africa, where being a good girl meant fitting in and following rules, I longed to ’sit down on the pavement when tired, go out in my slippers in the rain and press alarm bells’!
Thankfully there’s still time. I can be whoever I want to be, and I’m not waiting till I’m old. So…
One day soon I shall wear brilliant yellow,
With turquoise jewellery and gardenias in my hair.
I shall talk to the birds, listen to the wind
And dance along footpaths and in queues.
I shall play the bongos, sing without a care
And commit acts of gross generosity.
One day soon I shall love without caution,
Paint without restraint and live without fear…
What would you do if you showed up without reserve? I’d love to hear!
Given the approaching frenzy of Christmas shopping and preparations, I invite you take time for yourself, to write your own ‘One day soon…’
I’m always saying to my kids, ‘You are the driver of your life…’ yet somehow recently I felt like I’d climbed into the backseat.
Perhaps you have also been through times of feeling blue, unmotivated and numb – an observer of your life rather than an active participant?Read More