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

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Precious & Beautiful

on Jan 2, 2023 in: landscape

Wishing everyone a year full of good things and importantly, good health! Last month I was invited to exhibit at the Poatina Tree Art Gallery in Northern Tasmania as there had been a cancellation for a scheduled exhibition for mid-January … Con...


on Nov 5, 2022 in: drawing

Random – 60 x 40 cms. Supracolor & Luminance pencils on Canson paper. Own imagination. Who doesn’t ‘doodle’ now and then? Most of us have done at same stage in our lives. Making marks or drawing patterns on paper, cardboard, … C...


on Oct 10, 2022 in: drawing, landscape

Abstract art enjoys a love/hate relationship with art lovers. Coloured pencil abstracts are often shunned for a variety of reasons, primarily due to the medium which doesn’t enjoy the status of paints and pastels. It’s a grim reality that I ̷...

I am very honoured to be the feature artist in this month’s (August edition) of Colored Pencil magazine, a high quality production that features articles, artists and promotes all things coloured pencil related. This moth’s focus is on ab...


on Jun 14, 2022 in: Art, drawing, landscape

Lilydale Falls Last Friday I won the North East Tasmania Arts and Crafts Prize with my coloured pencil and ink drawing of Lilydale Falls. I had previously won this prize in 1994, but this win was particularly special for me. … Continue reading...


on Feb 11, 2021

Some people suffer for their art. There have been occasions when I’ve been one of them. I suffer from arthritis and have done so for almost 2 decades, but it’s only really concerned me over the past 6 years. I … Continue reading →...

“Lake Barrington Forest Floor 7.” 27 x 40 cms All 24 of the latest Luminance pencils plus a Pitt Pen on 300 gsm Canson cp w/c paper. Own reference. Luminance coloured pencils are my favourite out of the 40 sets … Continue reading &#...