Jul 29, 2011

Paper Play

A photography studio is the perfect place to play with paper design, create shapes, search for shadows and make an image that could be seen as a piece of art. Experimenting with lighting.... magical !

Jul 19, 2011

On The Edge

Sydney Gallery School Students were all invited to enter The Chroma Miniature Art Prize which is the first   exhibition for Term 3, Semester 2, and this is my entry.

I had to fit my subject into a size limit of 20 x 20 x 20cms (including frames)

My inspiration for painting this subject matter was born when I was searching for something topical and where I could express my feelings for a global problem that touches most people's hearts. How can we not help but bring attention to those living on the edge? Image reference: Cameron Feast / Oxfam

Come along to the exhibition and 'vote' for On The Edge. I could win the People's Choice Award! ;)

Exhibiting at the Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank College TAFE, See St Gallery, Meadowbank NSW.

Jul 10, 2011

Meet Oscar! Painted in oils on stretched canvas around 40 x 30 cm in size.  As I was painting Oscar from a dodgy photo I took, I was wondering how I would capture his true personality. When I met Oscar, who resides with my cousins, he was fearful of my intensions as I moved in for the camera shoot, his eyes expressing terror and trepidation. I'm sure a beautiful looking cat like Oscar doesn't want his portrait to scare people, so here is Oscar with his contented look for the viewer. Love painting animals.

Jul 5, 2011

Photography - Reflecting

Photography is both an art and a science according to my course instructors. It allows the expression of feeling and emotions. Whilst I have a long way to go to master the technical side of taking a professional photograph, I do love creating the images. This tiny Venetian mask, an ornate mirror and some fabric came together in an arrangement that visually and emotionally worked, could tell a story, and might just be a reflective moment for you.