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We are all mortal until…

“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine”

I had the pleasure of painting some mural in a new winery operated by young gun maker, Chris Catlow. 

There’s more to come in 2018, until then, cheers!

 

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Renovators delight

In need of some design or renovation inspiration? Take a peek at my profile on Houzz…then have a click around the projects on the site.

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Late night hoops

One of the most fun murals I’ve painted in a long time. If I lived here as a teenager I don’t think I would ever come inside…I would’ve played basketball 24/7.

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Every entertainment genre under the sun – New Ticketmaster mural

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Mural and feature wall quote calculator

There’s a huge variance in the way artists quote on mural projects so I’ve created a simple calculator to help give some guides as to price. This isn’t a formal quote, but will give you an ‘ballpark’ figure to budget around for you project.

 


 

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Vintage posters re-imagined

Some people like prestige cars because they give them a sense of status. For the owners of Trade Prestige and their clients it’s about something more, they genuinely love the craft and artisan-ship of their products.

I loved re-imagining these posters from an era when the lines between illustration and art were blurry and advertising was still made by hand. It suits their warehouse perfectly which looks more like a serious collectors garage than a sales room. The space is complimented by a great collection of vintage pieces.

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What’s on my easel

As 2015 begins to slip away, people’s focus shifts towards the eating, drinking,  family gatherings and festivities of Christmas. In Australia, this time of year also coincides with summer holidays (it’s the Southern hemisphere here). The Spring Racing Carnival here in Melbourne is the preamble to  the onslaught of office parties and the commencement of the ‘silly season’.

For me it feels like a time to be productive. Rather than slowing down, I’m hoping to gain momentum moving into the New Year. So while the number of noticeably drunk people on the street increases, I’ve been in the studio working.

The piece will be hung in a group exhibition at 69 Smith Street Gallery in Fitzroy. Check out their website for details : http://www.69smithstreet.com.au/

Update : Sold!

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APC Art Show success

I’m new to selling art.

As a self-taught ’emerging’ artist, the usual channels to build a profile and sell work aren’t available to me. Most competitions and art fairs for emerging artists require the entrants have completed academic study in the arts (I studied business) or be in the final stages of post-graduate study.

So for me, the oppourtunity to show work the Albert Park College Art Show was invaluable.  I’d encourage other Melbourne artists to take a peek: http://www.albertparkcollege.vic.edu.au/artshow/index.html

The work was incredible this year, I was thrilled to be accepted and overall received some very positive feedback. My downfall is always ensuring I have quality images to document my work, here are a few happy snaps of the piece that was snapped up…thank you new owner, I hope it makes a nice new talking point in the home.

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Free art for your phone

The last remaining iPhone 5/5s are now free to art lovers!

The case features my iconic mural painted at Bellota Wine Bar in South Melbourne. Click on Artwork for SALE and use the code: FREEPHONECASE            (shipping charges still apply)

iPhone 5-5s case

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Postcards from a painter

One of the most exciting things as a pre-digital age child was getting mail. I loved it!

Now, as an adult in the digital world all the fun stuff is shared online with a click and even boring mail like bills are digital. So who gets to experience the little buzz of receiving the good kind of mail.

Unfortunately I can’t send you looong letters about love and life, but I can send you original, hand drawn art on a postcard. It’s even better than getting those postcards your friends send you when their on holiday to try and make you jealous.

Check out the Artwork for SALE tab to see what post card are available.

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Rainy day activities

For anyone who likes doing colouring-in activities with their kids, I’ve added a handful of colouring-in pages for purchase through my online shop.

I’m working towards publishing a Hip Hop themed ABC’s colouring book by the end of the year, any sales through the webstore will pay for the costs of getting the little project off the ground.

webstore

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Mirror at 3am

This little image gallery shows the process paint sketches which led to the final piece on the gold background.

I’m not a natural planner, I struggle to sit down and do meticulous preparation for paintings, perhaps that’s a discipline I would have learned if I had academic training in art. I much prefer working with spraypaint to traditional drawing materials, I can test a concept quickly and I think this method  of preparing for paintings will stay with me for a long time now.

The gold piece was sold at a preview, but the sketches, and lots of other works are on show this weekend in Melbourne. Here are the details: www.facebook.com/events/806841779351835/