Monday, 29 October 2012

My fix with Yellow

                 The use of colour yellow in "Stamping Ground" (a work in progress) conveys literally a  coming down to earth

I took these pictures around my yard recently showing so many shades of yellow.


Then I just had to use yellow dye when I dyed this silk chiffon fabric
Even some drawings with yellow playing an important part

 Back to my encaustic painting in progress & I can't help to use yellow tissue paper


Friday, 10 August 2012

Wearable Art what next

'Lotus Dress'  (green of course)
- my entry into ATASDA Qld Exhibition - October 2012

Firstly I cut out the green Hemp & Organic cotton fabric.

Then the fun starts in my studio sinks with dyeing the bottom of the panels.

Tie dye  with dark green Procion dye the bottom areas of the skirt pieces

Screen printed lotus flower from the photographic stencil done from my own drawn image. Used 3 colours mixing Algipaste & procion dyes.

With a candle I burnt the edges of different cut fabric circles & sewed together with a bead in the centre. Finally I sewed the dress together & attached the lilypad pieces to the bodice front. Amazingly I'm happy as it fits like a glove & leans on the "wearable" side of WEARABLE  ART

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

What a blast playing with Encaustic wax

This is a taste of my Encaustic pieces while at a great workshop with Mo Godbeer in Cairns.

                        'Sweet'  Encaustic painting with photo, gold pigment & shellac

'Rolling Wave' Encaustic Collage with dyed rust paper & fabric relief

'Golden Land' Encaustic painting with gold pigment & shellac

I know I'm really wacki now that I'm addicted to this as well & can't wait to get stuck into more.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Screen printing develops again

It all starts with my SUMI-E painting

Then I've turned it into a screen printed silk wrap

Keep following to see how this concept develops

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Painting contemporary Australian Art

Snippets of my latest works while splashing paint & liquid soap around on canvas !

What do you think ?   


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

2012 year of the Black Water Dragon

It's interesting this Chinese sign Kung Hei Fat Choi only comes around every 60 years & many of you turn 60 this year like me. What makes the 2012 Dragon so special is a combination of the 12 zodiac animals and the five traditional colours —yellow, blue, red, white and black.

Furthermore, it is a yang year. Yang Water is like a flowing river rather than a stagnant lake. Things will move, ideas flow, creativity abound, economies boom, and love blossom in this environment.
Of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is the most special and is sometimes called a karmic sign associated with spring. Bigger than life is very much a dragon thing and in this context we can expect grand things to happen this year. There may be flames and failures, but there will also be spectacular achievements.
For those born in the Year of the Dragon, this year is the time to pursue and act on the impossible dream, change the world or at least your life.
And for the other signs, it is the best chance to make your dreams come true.

Visit my new website with some of my latest achievements.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


Calling artists who want to join 'ARTMARKS'

An art group meeting fortnightly 

This space is for creative people to have fun working  together on shared ideas & techniques. Develop your own style while using a variety of mediums with a life model & the local bush environment.   ( Note:- Numbers & costs kept to a limit )
       Email –   for enquiries