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In this blog I share my journey as a coloured pencil artist, teacher and critic.

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As Good as a Holiday

on May 16, 2018

“Not a Neglected Landscape” (Lake St. Clair, Tasmania, Australia) Gouache & Archival pen on Canvas, 81 x 106 cms. I have been very productive so far this year, consistently completing 2 drawings each week, resulting in a large collect...

Crowdy Cairns

on Apr 24, 2018 in: balance, drawing

“Silent Stones, Crowdy Bay” 80 x 60 cms Luminance & Supracolor pencils on Canson pastel board. My own reference & imagination. This is not a post concerning the population of Cairns (Australia), instead, it’s about my fascinatio...

Back to Teaching

on Apr 2, 2018 in: design, drawing

I haven’t taught an art workshop since my 2-day class in Hobart last October, so it was about time I continued to ‘spread the gospel of coloured pencils’, this time in Port Macquarie. Things have been developing nicely of late … Continue...


on Mar 7, 2018 in: fantasy, landscape

Flight of Fantasy 60 x 80 cms Museum Aquarelle & Luminance coloured pencils on Canson pastel board Own reference. I have recently completed a drawing that I started 6 years ago. It was one of those drawings where I had … Continue reading &#...

TV Drawing

on Feb 5, 2018 in: drawing

L: “Fragile Sentinels“ R: “Fragile Guardians” Both A4 in size, Supracolor pencils on Canson Paper, own references. It’s not uncommon when I’m home to sit in our lounge room after tea and draw while I’m watching televisio...


on Jan 2, 2018 in: colour, drawing

“Against the Flow” 80 x 60 cms Luminance & Museum Aquarelle coloured pencils on Canson Pastel Board Own references Happy New Year to Everyone! On one of my many visits to the Botanical Gardens in Cairns, I noticed a pile … Conti...

Top: “A Tropical Memory” Bottom: “Tropical Leaves” Both measure 60 x 80 cms, Luminance & Museum Aquarelle pencils on Canson pastel board. Own references. The latter part of this year saw my work enter a very colourful pha...