It’s hard to believe we’re into March already! Reflecting on 2018 I realise what a busy year it was in terms of artistic output and projects. Speaking with a lot of other artists, most admitted to suffering from burnout at some stage, especially towards the end of the year. I intentionally held off on having […]
Meeting Val Lehman from Prisoner
Being an artist is an interesting vocation where you meet people from all walks of life. A few weeks back I saw an advert for art hire Perth and picked up the phone. This resulted in a meeting with one of my TV idols, Val Lehman (AKA Bea Smith from Prisoner). I […]
I was thinking recently of one of the first times I painted live in public. It was the first time I had ever applied for an EOI as a live painter for hire and didn’t think I’d score the job. I was wrong. The client saw my brightly coloured abstract paintings and loved them. As […]
I certainly consider myself lucky in many respects. One of those aspects is to be working for myself as a graphic designer/marketer. While running my own business has its negatives (demanding clients, working on uncreative design projects which achieve a less-than-desired outcome, accounting, chasing payments etc) there are also positives which counteract. Such as allowing the freedom to instal […]
As any artist will attest, a lot of work goes into holding a solo art show. The conceptualisation process for me is quite lengthly. I like to dedicate a lot of time to the thought process stage before any materials are purchased and any paint hits the canvas. For the people who utter statements like, ‘I can […]
I really enjoyed working with the Town of Claremont to create some eye popping original digital abstract artworks. They had to tie in with their existing festival branding, so it was a bit of a challenge working only in two colours for a change. They still turned out really bright and MASSIVE! I tried to pick […]
I was successful in my submission to the City of Vincent to exhibit in a series of light boxes on Beaufort Street. I’ve created a new series of digital art pieces based on photographs taken in Perth and surrounding areas. It’s been a really fun project to work on and I’ve just made a video […]
Wow! $70k raised at the charity ball on Saturday night, what a great effort. Was a little nerve wracking painting live in front of a large crowd, but ended up enjoying it immensely. We scored a mention in the West Australian.
It is that time of the year- the summer festival season is just around the corner and we are looking forward to good times filled with laughter, music, food and ART!
You can join local Join local Perth artists Sioux Tempestt and Michelle Saleeba who will be exhibiting a selection of original abstract paintings, limited edition fine art prints […]
The last few weeks have been spent mainly running the new artisan collective, UnchARTed on Beaufort St Mt Lawley. It’s great to finally have a permanent place to exhibit my work and share space with many other Perth creatives. I was unsuccessful in my first public mural submission (not surprisingly as there are many other […]