Sketches

I have a new dog who likes a lot of walking so I’ve been out in the bush over the winter enjoying the rain and the rich colours in the forest around Ballarat. I’ve collected together some of the sketches from the past few months onto this page. For anyone who’s interested they were made … More Sketches

Middle Class Hero 2

The unsung and unseen bearer of so many Monet prints. The supporter of bourgeois purchases across much of the world. How would I be able to impose my personality on an interior space and impress my dinner guests without the picture hook? It deserves a medal, but a grand Soviet-era monumental portrait will have to do. РОДЙНА-МАТЬ ЗОВЕТ! I … More Middle Class Hero 2

Odalisque

In 2011 the Law Society of British Columbia brought a discipline hearing against an unnamed lawyer for referring to another lawyer’s client as living with an odalisque. The Law Society found the use of the word, though an extremely poor choice, did not rise to the level of professional misconduct. (Wikipedia) This is a drawing … More Odalisque

Diaspora 3 (did you pack this yourself, sir?)

Developing my meditations on the theme of displacement, art history, and my reluctant obsession with the metaphors inherent in objects. Initial drawings with Sharpie pens on discarded packing material are photographed and then combined with other elements in Photoshop and Illustrator. Several years ago I had a conversation with artist, humanist and human-rights activist Bill Kelly about print-making. He considered … More Diaspora 3 (did you pack this yourself, sir?)

Mt Ohlssen Bagge

For my 50th birthday last year I was given the chance to hike and sketch in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. This is somewhere I have wanted to visit since I arrived in Australia, so it was a real treat. There was some fantastic walking and a great camping ground at Wilpena Pound. Sadly, … More Mt Ohlssen Bagge