“The Whimsical World of Zumbo”

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“The Whimsical World of Zumbo” Portrait of Adriano Zumbo, Patissier Oil on Linen 137cm x 96.5cm This painting epitomises my love of fantasy and magic.  Adriano’s whimsical Wonka-esque qualities were inspiring, and creating this trompe l’oeil was a roller-coaster of fun, frivolity and a touch of silliness!

The Artists’ Book – Celebrating 10 Years of PAA

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Join us at the book launch, celebrating 10 years of PAA and presenting amazing works by a selection of Australia’s best portrait painters. Sunday 22nd April, 6.00PM The ArtHouse Hotel 275 Pitt Street, Sydney

The Laughing Barista, after Frans Hals

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An icon of inner west Sydney, Edward was a cheeky and playful yet somewhat intriguing subject.  From the moment he sat down, the conversation flowed comfortably.  Edward has a way of making those around him totally at ease, and of course, that made it so much easier for me to capture him.  Inspired by his wonderful waxed and curled moustachios I have… Read more »

A Seaside Themed Trompe L’oeil, Part 1

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The first part of my latest series “How to Paint a Seaside Themed Trompe L’oeil” is out in newsagents now.  This is a 5 part series showing step by step techniques to creating a 3D painting.

“All the World’s a Stage”

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“All the World’s a Stage” The PAA’s next sumptuous show opens at the Victorian Art Society, Hammond and McCubbin Galleries, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne next week.  Opening night Wednesday 9th November 2011. Guest speaker – Jean Kittson. Two of my works will be on display “Flamenco” and “Melange” – a detail of which is above. This painting is a… Read more »

New “Converse” @ Balmain Art and Craft Show

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  Has a year flown by that quickly? The BACS is on again this weekend 5 & 6th November – it’s always a bit of fun, yummy food and fabulous art. Two of my new series are on display in the art hall – hope to see you there.

CONVERSE IV

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  CONVERSE IV My lastest offering in the Converse Series! Oil on Canvas 51cm x 61cm To be exhibited in the upcoming Lane Cove Art Exhibition – Friday 12 to Sunday 21 August 2011 at 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove.