Sitting for Barbie Kjar

By |2021-10-11T16:55:40+11:00October 18, 2014|Painting|

Who would have thought staring at the back of an easel could be so inspiring! Not only inspiring, we were enthralled in this simple form of art on the eve that The Australian's Sharon Verghis was publishing her article that questioned whether drawing was dead. From an artist's perspective, Soula particularly felt her own practise validated witnessing the push, pull and struggle [...]

Semi Finalist for the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2014

By |2018-03-07T14:06:21+11:00September 1, 2014|Exhibition, Painting, Portraits, Prize|

Almost 150 works were selected from nearly 1,000 entries. 2014 judges were, Edmund Capon AM OBE, and Lewis Miller, Australian Artist. Both viewed all entries and made their selection of semi finalists. Very chuffed to be selected as a semi finalist regardless of the outcome. The portrait was flown up to Sydney for a second round of judging. She didn't make the final [...]

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi Finalist

By |2018-03-07T14:06:21+11:00October 10, 2013|Exhibition, Painting, Portraits|

Absolutely gobsmacked at this achievement, and incredibly confused at the same time. Who would have thought a horrifying life changing event could bring so much reward. Nevertheless, I'm going with it and am stoked to be considered for semi finalist. Self Portrait (art and chronic pain) will be heading up to Sydney next week for the next round confirming finalists for the National [...]

Johannes Itten and the Seasons color exercise

By |2018-03-07T14:06:22+11:00April 12, 2012|Painting, Studio|

I have an art mentor... he is the wonderful Jeff Makin (I know, I know... lucky gal hey?). Jeff and I started, what I would call, art therapy about a year ago now after I attended his life drawing session at the brilliant James Makin gallery in Collingwood. It was Jeff that reintroduced me to Johannes Itten's book The Art of Color and set [...]

Artist’s Materials

By |2018-03-07T14:06:22+11:00January 29, 2012|Painting, Studio|

Study has been wonderful with Jeff Makin for many reasons, and I intend to resume with it just as soon as I have some reliable capacity so I'm not throwing out my luscious paint and having to clean brushes for a few minutes of activity! One of the very enjoyable aspects of study has been revisiting simplicity. Keep it simple Jeff says and [...]

Alice Bale Art Award 2008

By |2018-03-07T14:06:22+11:00December 1, 2008|Me, Painting|

Lyno thinking (in pinstripe) at the Gertrude Street Enoteca Finalist in the Alice Bale Art Award 2008. Glen Eira City Council. December 2008 This has to be my most favorite portrait of Lynn (ok, that's a little difficult to confirm), but it certainly moves me more than the other paintings... and to think my feeling about the painting was right is added happiness. [...]

Delightful, Gasworks Arts Park exhibition 2008 opening

By |2021-10-11T17:06:46+11:00October 19, 2008|Drawing, Exhibition, Painting, Portraits, Printmaking|

The press release below explains this show perfectly. I do have to add a huge thanks however to three dearest people, Theo, Lynn Savery and Michelle Caithness. I could not have produced these works without Theo’s support (and that still goes for most things I do today!). Darling Lyno the chance I got to paint and draw you is icing on the [...]

Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize 2008

By |2018-03-07T14:06:22+11:00September 27, 2008|Exhibition, Gallery, Me, Painting, Portraits, Prize|

‘Lyno Writing At Cavallero’ made it into this year’s Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize.  The launch and awards ceremony was held at The Substation Arts Centre in Newport on 20 March, 2008 with a crowd of over 400 people in attendance. The Contemporary Art Prize is run annually as part of the Williamstown Festival.  Judges for this year were noted Melbourne artist Rick Amor, [...]

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