Advising on art – get my skills to help your collection too

As someone who has been around the making and buying end of art both in Australia and overseas, many people come to me asking who is the latest or best buy.

Really, most of these people are just afraid of making a wrong investment. They want some sense of security in knowing what they are buying. While no “investment” is secure in a sense, I offer creative and expert advice on opportunities, ideas for private collections.

Art Demystified: What Is The Role of Art Advisors?

This link provides some information on what to expect from an art advisor generally. The demystification is what I consider a large part – whether of the art market, in choosing artwork or looking at individual artists

What is the latest work you have bought? Or wanted to buy?

Digital version of painting “Please, Some Green”

This digital version of the artwork shows the development and changes in the creative process of painting. During the painting process ideas and emphasis changes as does reactions and thoughts about shape and colour especially. Changes too in the colour are obvious with paint hue and tone compromises with the initial digital  submission. It’s a process and one that develops and changes. It’s a good thing and something to value, accept change, accept creativity.

 

 

 

Digital artwork: Public Art proposal #1

Titled “This Space we Have” 2017, this digital artwork has been submitted for a public art project. An aspect of the brief related to light and whimsical. The title refers to both a public space we have through the art project but also, references to suggestions of space within the artwork itself.

The geometric lines and abstraction allows viewers to perceive parts of things that may refer to aspects of the real but also from imagined or memory. The sense of fun through colour and design could be more prevalent in architecture. Forego the sense of seriousness for just a little and let that creative and freedom loose – just  a little.

The colours are obviously bright, a definite change from my cooler, often more somber hues.

Artwork in situ, on your wall

Digital artwork on paper

Have trouble imagining what my work will look like on your wall? Or the best place to position my pieces in  your own place?

This app iArtView allows you to “see before you buy”.

Being a digital work, size is variable and can be accommodated to fir a large or smaller space. The featured piece is my latest addition to the After the Figure series. Check my contact page for details and pricing

The digital art thing – post figurative

Digital drawing with iPadPro and Paper53 app

The ability for artists to see and develop ideas is imperative – beyond the usual and everyday. Creativity isn’t for the faint hearted.

In abstract works, people often like to “see” something represented. “It looks like a…” or “I can see a ….there in the painting”. While looking and thinking is good way to start looking at an artwork. Accepting the lines and shapes and colours as an arrangement is equally valid.

These works are made “after” a figure drawing. In a way, a remnant but also like a phoenix too – rising from erasing and working over part of the initial drawing. It references too, the cityscapes from earlier works. The style and overlapping flatness returns.

Can you see the figure? Can you see the city? Does it matter? What do you see?

Abstraction Meets Autumn

 

iPadPro and Paper 53 app - is it still life? is it abstraction?
“Abstraction meets Autumn” 2017 digital image

The subtle colours of Autumn, the geometric and organic play of shape and line provides the context for the latest work.

The questioning of still-life vs abstraction..can it be both? How is each term defined and which “sits” more comfortably with the audience.

The above artwork was completed on the iPadPro using the Paper53 app and the Apple Pencil. It is hard to describe the techniques and effects available through the pencil. Making it work for me as an artist has been a 6 month time of experimentation and constant recharging. As with any media, making it work for you is the ultimate challenge. I feel its working.