In 2021 I opened a new home studio called Studio DEE at Paraparaumu Beach, Kapiti so that I could take part in the Kapiti Arts Trail 2021 as an “artist in studio”. I have a variety of original paintings on canvas and fine art digital prints on display as well as many more artworks in […]
One of the strangest assignments I had as a Bachelor of Education Arts student at Sydney’s City Art Institute (many years ago) was set by a visiting US professor who had just completed a sabbatical in Papua New Guinea studying primitive symbolism and imagery. She talked to us about fetishism, taboos, totems and ritual in […]
This recent drawing (that may become a painting.) really interests me. What does it mean? It just appeared out of my subconscious. Is it okay to be prolific across lots of different styles of art, or do you need to have one pronounced style to be considered a real artist and taken seriously? Recently I […]
A few weeks ago I went to a one day course on Digital content run by PRINZ’s digital guru Catherine Arrow. As usual, she gave us a whole swag of interesting, mostly free apps and tools to use to create online content. Canva.com is a really cool cheap app that allows you to quickly create […]
The artist residents at Toi Poneke Art Centre where I have my studio are once again having a pre-Xmas art exhibition. It will be a cash and carry, cheap and cheerful, nothing over $200. Opening night Tuesday 13 December .Will let you know but do come along. You might get a bargain!
I have recently returned from Sydney where I took in lots of fantastic art. The Archibald-Wynne and Sulman exhibition at the NSW art gallery was amazing as usual – check it out http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/…/archibald-wynne-sulman-…/ These are are annual art awards in Australia and attract many well known artists. I also saw a show called Telling Tales at the […]
Hi art appreciators, if i can call you that. I have just been at a two day conference in Auckland celebrating the best in public relations in nz. One of the best workshops was from a woman from the visual research team at Getty images. She told us what are the top visual themes of […]