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

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on Dec 19, 2018 in: colour, drawing, landscape

“Tropical Flow” 60 x 80 cms Luminance, Prismalo & Museum Aquarelle pencils on Canson Pastel Board. Own reference. Despite having lived in Cairns for 2 extended periods, having to battle the high humidity in the Wet season was bad enou...

What’s your favourite art subject/s? Why? Have you ever stopped to evaluate what you like to draw and paint? Are you a person who loves to work outdoors (plein-air) or do you confine yourself to a studio or a similar … Continue reading →...


on Nov 7, 2018 in: colour, drawing, ideas, landscape

I recently travelled from Launceston to Hobart during an 8-day stay in Tasmania, Australia’s island state. On this occasion I was a passenger and I used the opportunity to take about 90 photos with my iPhone as we passed by … Continue reading...


on Sep 2, 2018 in: Art, drawing

Recent Landscapes. (each 30 x 40 cms) When I was a student at Art School in Tasmania (last century) I was strongly drawn to simplified, hard-edged abstract art, particularly in painting. Maybe I ‘peaked’ too soon, as 10 years later … Contin...

Following the success of my first adult colouring book I decided to produce a second, this time an online version, but one that is different in that you get to choose 18 drawings from a collection of 40. The drawings … Continue reading →...


on Aug 2, 2018 in: drawing, landscape

“Landscape Warming Deconstructed” 60 x 80 cms Luminance, Supracolor & Museum Aquarelle pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference & imagination. ‘The visual and performing arts aren’t just about what you see, it’s...


on Jul 5, 2018 in: landscape

“Hyland’s Flat Deconstructed”. 60 x 80 cms Luminance & Museum Aquarelle pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. Artist’s Statement: Situated just south of Conara, Hyland’s Flat is a tiny, barren plateau, often devoid...