Australian How To Paint

My Story

I live on a beautiful property just outside Cowra, NSW, and I travel into town, where I have my studio, six days per week. It has been very important to me over the years to have this separation of home and painting, especially when my children (now in their early 20s) were younger.

When I think about what I do as an artist it seems to me I spend my days painting irrelevant details, well, what others may consider irrelevant, but to me these subtle colour changes and details are

• The Archibald • The Doug Moran Portrait Prize• The Portia Gheish Portrait Prize• The Shirley Hannon portrait prizes• Mortimer Art Prize I am a member of:• Portrait Artists of Australia• The Art Renewal Center• American Society of Traditional Artists .

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