Choices: a few of my favourite things

My digital works have been printed ( and are now at the framers ( Here is a little preview of 4 of the 8 digital works. I’ve chosen a favourite detail of each work to show you. The detail I’ve chosen is also outlined in black in the thumbnail of the work. If you mouse over the image the colour is better—I like this WordPress theme (misty lake), but the design ‘mists’ the images until you mouse over, therefore the true colour of the image is not what you see at first.

Title: ‘FAN OF THE WAVE’  Size: 80cm x 80cm

I’m a big fan of the wave! This detail shows Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ in a central glassy bubble, from which a fan of the wave radiates.

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Title: ‘CENTREPIECE’  Size: 26cm x 30cm

This was an exercise in placing objects inside ‘orbs’. I used photographs of fallen poinsettia leaves, which were then digitally coloured, blended and layered. This detail shows the central ‘glow’ of the orb.

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Title: ‘YULE (Flor de Noche Buena)’  Size: 80cm x 80cm

I was thinking about Juju hats when I was creating this work. Representations of Poinsettia leaves have been ‘collaged’ radiating out from the centre. This detail shows the layering, which intentionally looks random.

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Title: ‘REIKI BALL’  Size: 30cm x 80cm

This work harks back somewhat to my set painting days at the Kirribilli pub theatre. I tended to use designs that were simple and/or geometric to give the small performance space some depth. This detail shows the digital weaving of photographed textured paper, and the ball with Seikaha wave pattern (a motif that appears in a number of works).

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I’ll post some details of the mixed media and painted works soon.

My exhibition: October 2013

My exhibition: October 2013

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I’m working towards an exhibition in October at the Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli, in the Foyer Gallery space. Rough dates are October 15 to November 17, 2013.

Thanks to the intervention of my good friend Bill Young—who introduced me to this opportunity—I now have a deadline to work to. Somewhat ironically, it is Bill who forged the way at the Kirribilli Pub Theatre all those years ago, when I got my first chance to do scenic painting, and fell in love with the meshing of visual arts and theatre. It really seems like a good fit now to be exhibiting in a theatre, and more to the point in Kirribilli!

My exhibition will be on during two performance seasons: CAMP by Gary Baxter (directed by Mark Kilmurry) and  RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN by Gina Gionfriddo (directed by Sandra Bates).

My work will include paintings, giclée prints and mixed media/assemblage. With a refreshed aesthetic and some added vim post-holiday, I’ll be pulling together work done pre-Japan with both new and analogous works.