Indigo and white mixed media diptych

Happy Spring! and a tale of Winter

Woo hoo! It’s the first day of Spring! I’m excited. Not that I hate Winter, I’m just over it. Completely. I’m a natural hibernator and while I don’t mind a good hibernation at times, I’m ready to come out of my cave. Well and truly.   Even hibernators learn during their hibernations though, or I did.   Australia has had …

Mixed media abstract painting in blues and greens

Studio happenings*

* Do you remember happenings, those weird and wonderful pieces of conceptual performance art that made it onto the nightly news during the 1960’s and 70’s? Just typing the heading here reminded me I was once in a happening in the mid 70’s in Martin Place, Sydney with a bunch of other exuberant teens. What fun it was. I thought …

Painting detail - work in progress

Happy New Year from a life-long late bloomer

I hope your New Year is going well. Mine is too, although I feel like it has just started. Traditionally my New Year falls as late as March and as early as the last week in January, but never on January 1st. While my year ends on December 31, I seem to need a period of hiatus, a time to …

Painting in my sketchbook – a video

I want to show you glimpses into my studio and my process and today I am sharing a video I made of me painting a sketchbook spread. ‌ The page took under an hour to paint. I’m using gouache in a hand•book journal. I start the same way as I do on my larger works, without a specific idea. As …