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Prints of paintings in greeting cards: Tasmania with love

2020 has been a strange year and with the difficulty visiting many of the important people in our lives, posting a card with a personal message is helping us stay connected. Here are some of my images available as blank, standard sized greeting card for $5 (with...

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Winter in Tasmania

Winter in Tasmania

Photos of the changing light, collecting treasure and painting in the studio. I love living in Tasmania.

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ENCAUSTIC ART WORKSHOP… beginners. MAY 2021

ENCAUSTIC ART WORKSHOP… beginners. MAY 2021

26 May 2021, for 10.30 a.m. start at Evelyn Antonysen Art Gallery and studios, 29 Heathcote St, Ulverstone, Tasmania. Learn the techniques Preparing a surface Fusing Image transfer Texturing Embedding Shellac burn Cost $110 includes all materials and soup and toast...

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Oil painting, “high country hut”

I have not done an oil painting for a while, apart from miniatures, so enjoyed getting them out to do this commissioned work. The commissioner specified he wanted the colours in the foreground gum tree trunk and the old shingled hut in snow. I loved getting the...

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Coffee anyone? Tasmania mugs.

I have just has new mugs printed with wrap around images from paintings I have done of my island home, Tasmania. I am very happy with them. Every one with a different image. [wpvideo RuFqtUJ3]

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Tasmania. Beach sunset.

Living in Tasmania Australia is wonderful. Being an island, we have a "moat", no COVID for ages after an early scare in the Northwest here, and the most magnificent sunsets (for almost 2 hours tonight) at my local beach in Ulverstone. (And a huge dump of snow in the...

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Earrings, hand painted, ocean

Handpainted using encaustic wax medium so the painting is 3 dimensional. This pair... colours of the ocean..is off to Victoria tomorrow... sold $30. The paintings are so tiny, 12mm. The bezels are bamboo and the hooks surgical steel. Unique... no one else uses the...

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My latest art video.. watercolour

I  have posted a few videos on You Tube but cannot seem to locate easily. Lots to learn. I also need to explore editing Early days in this exploration  of videoing and sharing.   https://youtu.be/sJFdkMLPrPE

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2020 Lockdown watercolours

During this lockdown period I walk most days for exercise. I am lucky that there is an expansive beach just 5 minutes from home. This has given me many beautiful photos ... just using my phone. A few of these I have interpreted as watercolours. Remember my aim is to...

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Makers Workshop, Burnie, Tasmania

I am fortunate to be one of the artists at Burnie Makers Workshop. We demonstrate our craft, interact with visitors, including those from cruise ships, and sell our work. All local products made by the artists displaying the work. We set up on a roster basis. A...

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Tasmanian treasures in Encaustic Wax

I have been enjoying doing little encaustic wax paintings, incorporating specimens of flora I collected and pressed when I was Artist in Residence at Cradle Mt Wilderness Gallery. The plant samples are collected from the world of mosses, ferns and fallen leaves on the...

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The Lure of the Tarkine Coast

My exhibition of my favourite wild place in Tasmania is now on display at Burnie Rialto until 11 May. Watercolours, Acrylics and encaustic wax paintings. This is about half of the work, Some older, some new. The Lure of the Tarkine Coast,  Burnie  RIALTO, Tasmania...

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Technological influence….. digital art

Those who follow my art know that I love all media... especially fluid ones that allow a painterly approach. But I have also taught some photography, have good gear and love taking photos. Recently I was asked to take a workshop to help people get more familiar with...

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Watercolour Exhibition… COASTAL

Nolan Gallery,  Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart,Tasmania. Opening this Friday 31 August 2018 my solo exhibition of watercolours with a coastal theme. Grassed Dunes Panoramic Sweep Tessellated Platform   Track to the Beach (The Lure of the Shallows) SOLD See all...

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Paint loosely in watercolour…. TASMANIA 2018

Working loosely is difficult for many of us,. We are so used to drawing and rendering carefully.... getting it right. But if you aspire to work in a more spirited way that suggests it is effortless and captures the essence, then I have some tips I will share. As an ex...

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Acrylic on Canvas… NW Tasmania, Realism

I am happy to share this collection of 6 small works. I have become pretty slack at posting here, using  my Facebook page instead, but as a number of people have recently commented that they don't use Facebook, or find it frustrating, I will make an effort to post...

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