HSC Visual Arts (in New South Wales, Australia) has begun again with most students being assessed on the theoretical and practical components of the course. A tutor often can provide the insight and assistance that some teachers don’t have have time for or can’t connect with the student in a meaningful way. In other ways, […]
The artist eye or the photographic eye is a creative process. It starts with looking, really looking to see. Sometimes it is obvious, other times more subtle and elusive. My photos here are a combination of these. Can you decide which ones required more looking? Is the above image a sun rise? …or sunset?… how […]
The art Nigel Peake combines a love of the ordinary and the everyday with his skill in drawing. His attention to detail means we can appreciate his eye and what he sees, how he sees. While, in a way, quirky – take some time to look and you find intricate patterns and lines. Take some more […]
Finally… you actually have some time to tick off a few things off your list… and acquire some those skills you have always said you would. Just imagine, your life long goal of artistic personal satisfaction is just around the corner! Refreshing those art skills or getting back into practical art is so rewarding and […]
Are non-artists scared or have some anxiety about art making? My LinkedIn article explores some of the issues and my solution for calming and achieving success. Are you a anxious art maker?
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 […]
The latest (THIS WEEK!) instalment of my workings with structures and abstraction. The variations of space and layering continues to provide visual interest as well as inspirations for an imagined connection of ideas and lines, shape and colour
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 […]