New Group Exhibition

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A new portrait exhibition with the WA Portrait Artist group will be on show from the 9th March till the 24th March. The Portrait group is interested in highlighting and promoting portraiture and it’s many various forms. There will be many different styles and takes on the traditional subject so come along and enjoy. I will be showing 4 new portraits while there will be roughly 50 works displayed.

Indulgent Holiday in Italy

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If you have ever wanted to Indulge yourself and paint in a Tuscan castle in Italy this might be your chance. My good friend and fellow painter from across the sea has put together what looks like an amazing art course and Holiday. Details can be found further on his Tim is a excellent professional painter and teacher who has lived in Italy for 20 years

Fenians & Fremantle Freedom Festival

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The Hougoumont, Australia’s last convict ship, arrived in Fremantle with 62 Irish Fenians on-board 150 years ago…

Join us in Fremantle from 5-14th January to commemorate this, and to celebrate the influence of Irish culture in Australia.

Events include vibrant music, a beach bar, contemporary Irish film, art, historic exhibitions, walking tours, poetry & literature, family friendly activities and a historic commemoration.



Exhibition in Albany

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My Friend’s Ron and Marjan are having a group show in Albany so if you find yourself in that part of woods , Pop in they both always have Beautiful artworks.
Classical artists, Ron and Marjan invite you to see their recent artworks as part of the 2017 Southern Art and Craft Trail:
We are exhibiting with the Albany Art Group at the
Vancouver Art Center, 85 Vancouver Street, Albany
You’re invited to the opening 5.00 PM to 7.00 PM Friday 22nd September (nibbles and drinks provided)
The exhibition runs from Saturday 23rd Sept to Saturday 7th Oct
Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM and Sat & Sun 10 AM-3 PM

Sunsit Scenes – A joint exhibition of small works from 22nd – 27nd September

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My latest exhibition is coming up next Friday the 22nd September and is a joint show with fellow realist oil painters Ben Sherar, Andy Kent and David Green – A collection of Plein-air and small format paintings depicting scenes around Fremantle, the Swan river, and the greater Perth area.
Opening Friday night at 6pm, the “White Gallery” at Kidogo Arthouse is the perfect intimate setting for our eclectic collection of small works.
Gallery hours 11-4 , and weather permitting we’ll be painting on-site! Show runs till Wednesday 27th September, come on down and say hello!

Van Dyke Completed

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After much time I finally completed a copy of Anthony Van Dyke’s portrait of Maria de Tassis c1629. The orginal is currently in Liechtensten and is a beautiful portrait. My main reason to undertake this painting was to understand glazing and the soft and gentle nuances it gives a painting especially the folds and different surfaces of materials

Sophie Commission

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Installed a new painting commission of the adorable Sophie, Sophie did a great job and I think the portrait turned out really well capturing the warm and happy personality of Sophie. Thanks to Martin and Jen, I know it will give you both many hours of pleasure and will become a family heirloom. If your interested in commissioning your own portrait for a family member or loved one please look on the commission page and use the contact icon to discuss specifics

Archibald Entry

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unveiling 2 webHad a great day unveiling my entry into this years Archibald, we had Rob Broadfield(The sitter) and the minister for cultures and the art’s the Hon David Templeman unveil at felix bistro, Subiaco. Rob is a well known food critic and writer my painting depicts him at his own last supper. I send the painting to Sydney week and fingers crossed to make the finals.To view a little video open the following link

New Paintings

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I have been working on a series of new portraits of children with a bit of a beach theme. They are a little bit lighter in subject and gives me a chance to experiment with a new colour palette.

Bon Voyage Christmas Cruise

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A merry Christmas and happy new year to everybody. Another year has slipped away so a big thank you for every ones support through out the year. Especially to the Perth Art Academy students for another productive and creative year. I will be doing art instructing on the Astor cruise ship over the break and really I'm looking forward to cruising to Bali. hence the Bon Voyage. A big 2017 is planned with loads of art projects as well as classes( dates under class page for those interested) see you in 2017.