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What's Happening

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It's been a busy time for the past few weeks, making moves and preparing to return to Queensland, all at the same time. Three more original works have recently been purchased, along with a large number of sketchworks  - one of my patrons has fallen in love with much of my study work and chose to keep the results as a part of his collection. 

"Martina"  Inspired by the glamour of the jazz and the legendary "girl in a glass" theme of early Hollywood; it's all about modern mythos, the sensuality and the goddesses of the time. In an open theme of illusions and invitations, from her luxurious stole to the mist at her feet, a stage set for potential experience of something daring and yet intimate. Her expression, from her face to her pose, is that of casual seduction - a familiar tone, yet one placed in such fantastic surroundings, it promises the viewer an experience beyond normal expectations. It is glamour - the enchantment of the senses, a bewitching idea. 

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Studio Notes - Grown and Growing

In the journey of my art, I have approached and awaited all the trials and developments that were promised from my days as a student. 
But one promise has so far failed to result. The erosion of ideas. 
Older masters often spoke of how idealistic they were in their youth, how time and experience gradually broke down those ideas, and made them empty and hollow pipe dreams. That is, reality became a hardened truth, so too had their artistic vision. They had fewer dreams, a more narrow focus, a more jaded view. 
While I may be able to say that some of that has occurred for me in every day life - though not by much, I think of myself as far more optimistic now that I have survived so many tragedies, and lived to tell the tale; artistically I am quite possibly 10 times more idealistic than I was in my youth. Experience, success, kudos and patronage have all affirmed my life as an artist; if anything, I am a far greater romantic in art now – and that development continues. I think as age takes…