Tag Archives: Paintings

“Blessed are the cheese makers” – Monty Python

Another year and another Archibald Prize, wow! Unlike last year’s masterful and painterly depiction of Australian icon Barry Humphries (aka our beloved Dame Edna) by Louise Hearman, this year’s winner, Mitch Cairns, with his modernist portrait of artist Agatha Gothe-Snape has sparked nothing but controversy and chaos.     Former trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW and 2005 Archibald… Read more »

“Ratty’s banter and tomfoolery charmed and disarmed the unwary, drawing his victims in.”

Hello lovelies, A few international artists (204 to be precise) joined forces (like superheroes!) and created something really small in support of something REALLY BIG! I’m so privileged to be part of “A Small World” International Art Show for Cancer Research – these are postcard sized paintings 10cm x 15cm (or 4″ x 6″ for you Imperials) – and this is your chance to… Read more »

Hallå everyone! Happy last day of winter!

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Hallå everyone! Happy last day of winter … the winter during which I’ve been painting furiously for an upcoming art show and totally ignoring the First Draft of the Manuscript for Book Two. I can pinpoint the day I left the manuscript exactly … the thirty first of May … ‘twas that day I backed up the document, put a spare copy onto… Read more »

#BookTwo #DailyLines #remindyouofanything

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In which Maurice Ellis, presenter of Dream Home Australia, interviews the owners of the old Catholic Seminary about their plans to restore the magnificent, but derelict, building … “The film crew hovered, alert and quietly efficient. An expectant silence fell over the building site. The clapper came down. ‘Hello Richard. Hello Gordana,’ Maurice Ellis walked with the Lemanns towards the tower, hands in… Read more »

Merry Christmas to you all!

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Merry Christmas to you all, lovely readers and art lovers. Thank you for being utterly brilliant and for your wonderful support of my very first literary offering. So many of you have told me you’re planning to read the book over the holidays … I’m imagining Kindles propped up on poolside deckchairs and paperbacks on fireside wingback armchairs, pages covered in wet… Read more »

Another taste of Book Two, Untitled and Unedited

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  A little bit manic here at our own house, with builders and painters and sparkies working furiously away. Trying to look at it as inspiration – fodder, if you will – for Book Two. Here’s another tidbit, lovely readers. Enjoy.   “Lights, Camera, Action   Maurice Ellis was poised at the beginning of the long walkway which ran in… Read more »

Developing my Lady Beatriz …

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Sketching, sketching, painting, painting … trying to bring my characters to life on paper and canvas for Book Two. Will post another snippet soon (did you like the last one?) Rx

A Tidbit From Book Two

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A tidbit for you, lovely readers, from the new book – raw and unedited. “Never again was she able to look at a sparrow in the garden without a faint sickness in her stomach, without remembering the taste of its flesh. It had been a game, she thought at first. A game, involving a cage built of wood from an… Read more »

CONGRATULATIONS SARAH CHANCE!

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A super big congrats to SARAH CHANCE, the winner of the final draw! Sarah, you’ve just scored a signed copy of The Red Door PLUS a signed illustrative print of your choice from the book! Thanks to everyone who came along for the ride. Next stop: the BOOK LAUNCH at Gleebooks, Glebe (where else?) on Saturday 17th October. All details… Read more »