Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sydney Children's Hospital Workshop

This week is pretty exciting with an art workshop lined up at Sydney Children's Hospital this Thursday.

I was invited the the very wonderful Roxanne Fea who co-ordinates all the exhibitions at SCH. I will be exhibiting in a solo show again towards the end of the year which I am happy about. Art has a powerful effect and the art really does add some joy to the corridoors of the hospital. I think it's a great idea.

I've decided for the workshop to focus on collage and texture, I love these two things. Using lots of textures on paper, stencilling and cutting to create the final images.

Below are some photos my lovely sis took of me prepping and experimenting. It has been fun to let go a bit and splatter some paint about!

I'll post again after the workshop and let you know how it all went. I'm looking forward to meeting the children and other adults involved in this great program. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

New Work

I'm very happy to release the first illustration in a new series of work for 2011. Inspired by visits to dad in the 1980's and looking at his Pink Floyd Albums, collections of feathers and interest in space and the galaxy I dedicate this first work to him (Angelo). 

This particular image is called Space Dreaming and incorporates my new love of geometric forms and triangles, bright fushcia's, lemons, limes, sky blues, teals and rich blacks. Then splatters of yellow like dad's triple J t-shirt from the 80's that I use to wear.

I guess this is the beginning of a nostalgic series of work.... 

My Sister holding my new print.

Space Dreaming is available from my store