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Life Drawing with Adobe Sketch

Life Drawing with Adobe Sketch

April 10, 2019 | ART, digital art, life drawing | No Comments

I’ve been taking my iPad to life drawing now for about 2 years without fail. Sure, I bring along my sketchbook just in case I can’t use my iPad for some reason but the results are more fully developed and experimental than things I would achieve with just my sketchbook! I enjoy having my full…

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Self portrait drawings & paintings

Self portrait drawings & paintings

I recently found these self portrait drawings from around 1980. An eyeglasses wearer from age 6, it’s always a challenge to draw my own face from life. I need the glasses to SEE but they get in the way of my face. So drawing my own face without glasses is always a challenging compromise. This…

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Digital life drawing, foundation of my art practice

Digital life drawing, foundation of my art practice

February 25, 2019 | ART, digital art, life drawing | No Comments

I returned to weekly life drawing in September 2007 when I realized that my day job didn’t mind me not arriving there until 2 pm on Tuesdays. What a revelation drawing from direct observation was again after many years away from it, busy lives with family and business obligations. It was like returning to my…

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Countdown to Goodbye

Countdown to Goodbye

November 7, 2018 | ART, end of life | No Comments

This is the story of my piece Countdown to Goodbye for The Art of Loss which I had the honour to curate for the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and Gibsons Public Art Gallery, an opportunity which arose shortly after the passing of my wonderful husband Dennis in early 2017 when the Hospice Society brought the…

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The Art of Loss, inspiring experiences of grief & loss

The Art of Loss, inspiring experiences of grief & loss

November 6, 2018 | ART, end of life | No Comments

It was my privilege and honour to curate this very meaningful art exhibition for the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society and Gibsons Public Art Gallery. The opportunity arose shortly after the passing of my own wonderful husband in early 2017 when the Hospice Society brought the idea for an exhibition dealing with loss to GPAG who…

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Nude drawings irk festival

Nude drawings irk festival

April 17, 2018 | ART, life drawing | No Comments

Nude drawings irk festival Coast Reporter Article April 12, 2018 As the Festival of the Performing Arts (FOPA) opened its three weeks of music competition this week, parents and teachers of junior pianists – some as young as five – were dismayed to find that the piano sessions at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre coincided…

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