Cleaning paint brushes

Painting in oils is probably the most exciting and rewarding medium there is, but the downside is the tedious cleaning up process at the end of the day.  Brushes are expensive so it’s worth spending a bit of time looking after them.  Once paint dries in them...
Mario Luccio Exhibition Opening

Mario Luccio Exhibition Opening

  Went to the opening of the  Mario Luccio exhibition at Metropolis Gallery tonight and was most impressed by his latest work, titled ‘New York Found’. He spends a lot of time in New York and his previous work has been extensively based on New...

Town and Country Gallery, Yarragon

  Had a visit today from John at Town and Country Gallery. The gallery is in Yarragon which is in Gippland, west of Melbourne.  He collected 12 new paintings to exhibit.  Every couple of months he does a round trip through Melbourne and down to the Bellarine...

Hamilton Exhibition Opening

  It was the inaugural exhibition for the Hope & Co Gallery in Hamilton (a regional town west of Melbourne) and it was with great anticipation that we arrived on Friday midday to help Sarah Hope (gallery owner) with the hanging of the exhibition.  This was a new...

Hope & Co Exhibition

Very excited.  Heading west for my next exhibition. It will be the opening exhibition at a new gallery called Hope and Co in Hamilton (rural Victoria), owned by good friend, Sarah Hope.  The adjoining homewares/design  part of the gallery is already up and running ...
Klimt in Melbourne

Klimt in Melbourne

Had a terrific day with my good friend Mandy at the Vienna: Art and Design Exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne.  The Klimt  paintings were just exceptional. After a couple of hours of intensive viewing, we continued the European experience with lunch and an excellent...

Italian Travels

Here I am, working hard at Lake Garda in northern Italy. Aside from the excellent food and wine, I was also taking plenty of photographs for future reference for paintings.  The incredible scenery around the northern part of the lake is certainly very inspirational. ...

Commission Success

Delivered this commissioned painting today to Without Pier Gallery in Melbourne. Commissions are always tricky because  you never know if the painting is going to meet the customer’s  expectations.  Quite by chance the couple who had commissioned the work...
Shocaseme Feature Artist of the Week

Shocaseme Feature Artist of the Week

I was lucky enough to be selected by Shocaseme as their feature artist of the week.  Here’s the article they published:   Sara Paxton Sara was born in the UK and grew up in an artistic and creative family environment. She chose painting as her medium and...
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