14 Day Challenge

Being pushed to take risks is one way to new creativity. I am enjoying this Skillshare class “Fearless Art Challenge” by Marie-Noelle Wurm. This image using oil pastels (which defeated me badly in the past) was again attempted in the two day prompt – Metamorphosis I and II – for days 5 and 6. Most…

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Autumn Garden Colours

Autumn is such a colourful time, and especially so when some of the summer flowers are still blooming. Was really caught up in some artwork based on the plants in the autumn garden. I recently completed a Skillshare class by illustrator Sara Boccaccini Meadows – and this was the result. My painting is in gouache…

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Catching Up

Have not had the time to post much in the past couple of years. So here goes… Clay, in one form or another seems to keep popping up in my artworks. Here I was getting ready for the Turanga library workshops in January. Some of the tools of the trade, including at the top right…

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Making Paint at Turanga – Christchurch City Libraries

I am super excited to be showing how to make paint at the Turanga library next Sunday 13 January. There will be a demonstration in the morning for children, and the workshop for adults in the afternoon.

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LOCALity

I took part in this exhibition, and showed some of my paintings made with ink from empty seed pods from Harakeke (NZ flax plant).  I also held a paintmaking workshop. Here is the published information: Last days for the exhibition LOCALity at Arts in Oxford, 72 Main St, Oxford. Exhibition closes Tues 10 July 2018.…

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Printmaking Workshop

Colours of Canterbury and other places, made at this morning’s printmaking workshop at Arts in Oxford Gallery.  Many thanks to Jo who made these lovely paints.  

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Paintmaking Workshop

  I am holding a paintmaking workshop on Saturday 23rd June.  If you are interested please book at the gallery to reserve a place. We are also holding two other workshops to accompany the exhibition LOCALity now on show at Arts in Oxford, North Canterbury.

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Seeds, hips and twigs

I completed a Skillshare course on botanical sketching by Laura Ashton, and was really pleased to get a few tips that really helped!  So pleased to find a use for some of my dried plant material.  

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