Grampians Brushes 2020

I’m delighted to be taking a couple of painting workshops once again at this year’s Grampians Brushes in Halls Gap. As you might guess from the work on this web site, I’m fond of the Grampians Gariwerd region, so it is a double pleasure to be able to spend time in the environment, and to share some of the delights of landscape painting!

It’s a cliché, but if you’re thinking of joining me, or one of the other artists this September, book now to avoid disappointment. The spaces fill up with terrifying rapidity.

chimney pots
On Top of Chimney Pots – digital sketch

My two workshops are:


Learn techniques and approaches to handle colour. We will explore materials, pigments, and approaches to mixing and applying paint to create rich, harmonious paintings. We will look at how colour helps us express how we feel about what we paint. The workshop will focus on landscape and use acrylic paints but the principles will also benefit those working in watercolour and oils. 


Working from landscape photographs can be challenging. This acrylic workshop explores different ways to create lively landscape paintings from your photographs. You will discover ways to capture the essence of your scene; explore some of the methods and techniques professionals use to free themselves from photographic representation; and complete a final work that shares what you remember and love most about the landscape.

The full schedule is available at This years tutors are:

  • Hannah Blackmore – acrylic
  • Sarah Bowers – encaustic
  • Daniel Butterworth – portraiture
  • Helen Cottle – watercolour
  • Katherine Cooper – wildlife
  • Annie Day & Robin Ezra – print
  • Chan Dissanayake – watercolour
  • Peter Griffin – acrylics
  • Basil Hall – print
  • Patrick Hedges – scratch board
  • Paul Macklin – acrylics
  • Amanda McLean – pastel
  • Deb Mostert – pen & watercolour
  • Lynette Orzlowski – introduction to materials
  • Julie Payne – drawing
  • Herman Pekel – watercolour
  • Cheryl Peterson – mixed media
  • Lars Stenberg – acrylic
  • Angi Thomas – collage
  • Todd Whisson – oil


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