Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tea and Porcelain

37 x 52 cm / watercolour on paper

Now on display and a part of the permanent collection of the Szalai Restaurant in Győr, Hungary.
(Who helped support me during my year-long stay in Győr as my benefactors.)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Novakfalva Residency Exhibition

still working away...

Signing my name, ready to hang the works...

My two ghosts and I...

With Norbert Szűk, the organizer of the Novakfalva Residency...

Today I leave behind Győr, the little Baroque town in North-Western Hungary that has been my home for over a year. I venture on to the capital, then Turkey, then Italy, before finally making my way home to sunny summery Sydney in Australia. 

During the next month I doubt I'll be able to update frequently. But I will be in a gorgeous group show in Australia in mid October, so stay tuned for more details!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Revelation

The Revelation
Acrylic on Canvas / 90 x 70 cm

Here is how she progressed from start to finish....

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Watchers

Painted during my stay at the 2012 Novákfalva Art Residency in Hungary.
Watercolour on paper

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shivers and Silence

Watercolour and pencil sketches of ghostly messengers and haunted memories.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Residency Snapshots

We've got a great photographer with us at the Residency, here are some shots he took of me "in action".  

If only for a night

If only for a night / acrylic on canvas / 90 cm x 70cm

Painted during the 2012 Novákfalva international Art Residency.

Art Residency

Between the 4th and 18th of September I am one of the invited artists participating in the Novák-falva International Art Residency in Hungary. With artists from South Africa, Himalaya’s in India, and Switzerland amongst others (I represent Australia) this is the fourth (and last) residency to close my year and a half spent in Europe.

This time I veered away from my usual watercolours on paper, and am instead working with acrylic on canvas. I was still determined to achieve the same transparent layers I so love, with a very limited palette.

Here are some shots of my ghosts emerging, revealed from the white fog of the canvas.