Sunday, December 23, 2007

some recent paint

here are some recent mini paintings that I did for the art market that is held once a year in Newcastle. All of these pictures are actually about 50mm high..just different buildings around town

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Eric concept art

Here is a plan for the updated memorial to 'Eric the crocodile' the late great star of the Australian Reptile park in Gosford N.S.W.
What do you think? That is assuming anyone is out there.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mount Gambier

Well here I am with a blog about my trip to Mount Gambier, South Australia. I went there to be part of a Limestone Symposium. It was great to be with so many like minded people doing what we love. It really made me feel that the work I do is worthwhile. I decided to carve a giant ear. The ear hole goes all the way through so this means that kids...and little or bendy adults can yell through it and the sound comes out the other side. I carved Banksia leaves on the other side to symbolise the voice being transformed into 'Green' thinking. I hope you like it...that is assuming that anyone actually ever looks at this blog!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Goodbye Frank

Well today was a very sad day. I heard this morning that Frank Newbery was bashed and subsequently died. Frank ran what used to be our local Grocery Store. It wasn't any ordinary store...but a time capsule from the days before I know Supermarkets have their place but I'd like to think that so did small scale shops run by the owner. Frank was not just any owner but the model of a perfect Gentleman. we lived near the shop for almost Twenty that time he saw us grow...and eventually our children grow. You like to think that once you've made it into old age that you are safe to die a natural death...but to be murdered at 87 seems so wrong...though when is the right time to be murdered? I have posted a painting I did of part of Frank's Shop. I was intending to paint a whole portrait to give to Frank at a later date. If you look closely you can see Frank in the upstairs window

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Worlds least updated blog!

well here I go has been some time since my last blog but I find it hard to even get to this point of actually contributing. I am just adding these two images so that they can be accessed by my good friends at Outpost Gallifrey visit it if you love all things Doctor Who
here are the images. I was told that these sort of toys would not sell here in Australia...I beg to differ...I bought three! they were
£4.99 and that's only $4,000 Australian dollars so that's a bargain