Painting critically endangered animals has inspired me to explore more subjects….. ones that are extinct. I haven’t explored many “boy” themes in the past, but wanted the challenge. I’ve been painting a lot of stand alone motifs lately to digitally transform into placement on products. My son asked me to paint him some dinosaurs.
One of my favourite things to do in between painting big canvases is teeny tiny little paintings….. introducing my wood slices.
I can paint almost anything onto these slices, you’re only limited to your imagination. I’ll be releasing over 100 new designs in June/July but until then you can do a custom order through my Etsy shop. They can be transformed into pendants, brooches or ornaments.
The Light Upon The Bush Walk
Acrylic on Canvas
152cm x 71cm x 4cm (60” x 28” x 1.5”)
A private commission that was completed just before Christmas, this painting was inspired by five native Australian flowers.
Titled “A Delightful Collection Of Wonder” this work was created by digitally tiling various insects and creatures from the garden alongside eachother. All were originally created with watercolour paints.
Here is a snapshot of the local & international artists participating in Off The Page. I’m inspired by all the different interpretations and installations using books, paper & print.
I’ve been partnered with the designer shoe store Elle et Lui and have four new artworks as part of my installation. Here is the largest one -
“Je Vais Te Prendre Des Places” (I Will Take You There)
Acrylic on Collaged Vintage Book Pages on Canvas
76cm x 76cm (30” x 30”)
Inspired by the store name of “Elle Et Lui” which translates from French into Her and Him, I’ve used a 1927 French language novel within the creation of this painting. Collaging the pages into the background in a chaotic yet repetitive pattern, the use of the text is symbolic. In a random pattern various styles of shoes have been painted in all shapes, colours and styles. Brands featured include Paulo Brandao, Egido Alves and Luis Onofre.
Head to Off the Page between 30 April and 12 May for your chance to win!
To enter*, just vote for your #MyFavePage
1. Take a photo of or with your favourite artwork.
2. Tag or mention @claremonttowncentre with #MyFavePage.
3. Go into the draw to win a $500 Claremont Quarter voucher.
Some more mini artworks I painted to sit within the installation and beside the main piece.