Thank you to all that made it to the Alphington Studios

Thank you to all that made it to the Alphington Studios

It’s been a few years since I have been able to participate so it was wonderful to see some of you that I have known and some newbies made it to this event. Thank you for the feedback and for liking and or collecting my work for yourselves. I was really keen to hear what you thought of the block assemblages and was especially pleased when some sold. As you all know I like working with so many different mediums and was pleased that I sold assemblages, collages, paintings and my lockdown project which was linocuts. Linocut was difficult because I was pressing them by hand on gorgeous paper. My success rate was one good print for every eight. I might just look into a small small press of some sort. My linocut sales (thankyou) paid for my paper and ink (whew).

I have had plenty of people sign up for summer workshop in block assemblage and a few others wanting general art classes in various mediums. I will be in touch early January.

Saturday I picked up two books from a Garage sale and made this little collage. Just know I check on line to make sure the books are not rare or special. These were just special to me and hopefully you see what I make with them as a little special.

Love dogs, bits and pieces collected from op shops, social network etc.

Have a fabulous Christmas xx

The dog on the Tuckerbox. Anyone remember him and remember where he was situated?

Always looking for old dolls furniture if anyone has some to pass on.

Summer workshops in Assemblage/collage for 2023

Summer workshops in Assemblage/collage for 2023

I have several classes booked for these events. I may have a couple of spots available for those that are on holidays. I think there may be a space on Wed Jan 18 10 to 2. Not sure of the others yet. Email me if interested. Below is one of my favourites as I love chairs so much. It has incorporated collage and assemblage. Very small work only about 15 x 12cm approx. and ready with hanger at the back.

Chair in landscape block assemblage on board.

Gone : Collage Packs available

Gone : Collage Packs available

I collect old books and magazines for collage but even I sometimes need to refresh my stash. It is so difficult to give away books that have had pieces cut out of them and I understand why. I can’t even put them in an op shop. I decided to make some packs of collage paper packs to sell. Each pack is different to the next but I have included flower images, animals, landscape, text, old world paper, buildings, people etc. I have enclosed two A5 sheets of watercolour paper to get you started and also two gift tags to encourage you to make something small to start with. I have decided to write a few details on how to make a collage e.g. materials etc and will enclose this in the pack. This is available for $30 a pack if anyone wants. Please know the pictures are just a few from one of the packs and that there are many more images in each pack for making collage.

If I am posting the package the postage will be additional.

Please send me an email if you want one.

I am still teaching small or one on one collage classes if you would like one to get you started.

Thanks everyone.

March (Autumn) Newsletter 2023

March (Autumn) Newsletter 2023

It’s been a while since I posted. I have been making abstract paintings on canvas to free my hand and mind of the small assemblage work that I worked on for the last 6 or so months.

Before I get into what I am up to I’d like to congratulate all the wonderful assemblages made during the Summer workshops I just had. Fabulous treasures were given a new life and can now be viewed by all rather than sitting in a box or drawer hidden away.

A few assemblages have made it into exhibitions, including one that is in a current exhibition for ‘Feel Good’ art at Quadrant gallery. Worth having a look at some gorgeous small works in Hawthorn.

Many of the assemblages will be grouped together (like a flock of birds) to be shown at the Meeniyan gallery in South Gippslsand in May alongside some of my abstract paintings. When I exhibit I will be showing alongside fabulous sculptor Marija Patterson (look her up). Instagram marija_patterson

Here are some random pictures of my work.

Happy Autumn everybody.

This was put away for me to keep but I decided to show it. The smallest work at approx 10cm high.

This is on show at the moment at Quadrant gallery in Hawthorn. It is for the ‘Feel Good’ exhibition and it is called ‘The Rest Stop’.