Newsletter vol. 7, March 2009
Dear friends and friends of my work,
Welcome to the first newsletter for 2009. I hope you all had a great start of the year. Things have been a little busy here as you can imagine with the amount of kids in the family doubled and the workload probably trippled! Nevertheless despite the distractions I did get some work done and the result is some fabulous shows coming up, that I hope some of you will want to attend.
Kuringai Art Society
This week I am once again exhibiting with the Kuringai Art Society at St Ives. Record sales have been reported (what financial crisis?) with 37 sales so far, 19 on opening day alone. The show will continue until Sunday on the top level of the St Ives Shopping Centre. I’ll be there between 3-6 tomorrow Saturday.
Another show to be opened is part of Portrait Artists Australia’s Parliament House Exhibition (please check out the new Portrait Artist website, that I put together for the group over the last few months www.portraitartistsaustralia.com.au), called “Parliament Objects!” depicting Members of Parliament with an object of significance to their life. The show is opening on April 1st 6-8pm in the Fountain Court of the Parliament House on Macquarie St here in Sydney.
I was fortunate to paint the Hon Virginia Judge, Minister for Fair Trading and Citizenship. Virginia is also assisting the Premier in the Arts. The painting called “Justice with Passion” is reflecting the passionate spirit and dedication of the sitter. The painting is bound to raise some eyebrows, as it is painted in my usual, very sensual style and I can imagine that a lot of comments will be made and people will be asking whether a politician can be glamorous and feminine whilst maintaining their integrity. And I say YES WE CAN!
A truly awe inspiring space in both dimension and scope. The ArtHouse Hotel’s restaurant is lavish yet informal. Surround yourself with an everchanging gallery of artworks.
Lunch: Monday to Friday – 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday – 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Stations of the Cross
Please keep your eyes open for other shows to come up. For the month of June I am booked for a solo show at the Painters Gallery in Monavale, details to come.
I have also been invoted back to exhibit in Newcastle. Formerly known as the Tighes Hill Gallery has now reopened in the newly renovated premises of the Newcastle Art School. Time for a show at “SOAG” is set for August.