Since I turned a entire time artist in Nov 2011, my paintings and drawings have been finalists in
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2012
The Xstrata Percival Portrait Award 2012
The Shirley Hannan Nationwide Portrait Awards 2012
The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture 2012
The Redland Art Awards 2012″
A very little background information…
I am British, but my spouse and kids are Aussie, and we have lived in Brisbane considering that Sept 07. In Dec 08 we moved to Logan – exactly where we purchased an acre of land whilst we were being however in the United kingdom. I’ve put in 20 several years in the Uk Special Consequences field doing all kinds of things, that although they had been inventive, have been not actually ‘what I want to do when I grow up’. This year at 51, I realised that I really don’t want to increase up. I did an MBA right before we remaining the United kingdom in the mistaken belief that I had one thing to present the earth of administration. The dilemma is that the earth of management doesn’t’ realize that. Last calendar year my daughter Molly came above to get her folio jointly for artwork college or university and I obtained into portray with her. This calendar year, right after a brush with most cancers, I’ve realised that really, I just want to paint, and right after all this time… I have made that leap of religion. So I”m portray and drawing, some commissioned do the job, some not. I’m operating in direction of an exhibition identified as ‘THINKERS’ at Logan Art Gallery in May perhaps following 12 months. It’s a collection of sizeable thinkers in the Brisbane locale…who’ve created a variation to the relaxation of us, by becoming different a person way or yet another. It will be about 10 or 12 paintings. I also teach at Logan Artwork School 3 occasions a week, and run a lifestyle drawing group.