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117 Henri Rousseau Naive Artist

NAIF PAINTING Ever since I started painting I have been a big fan of Henri Rousseau’s work. My father said that the art I was producing had something in common with the naifs and bought me a couple of art books; one on Grandma Moses and the other on Henri Rousseau. HERO ARTIST So Henri […]

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108 Other Plans & Art

LIFE IMITATES ART Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans, is what John Lennon said and he was so right. This acrylic on board painting is one I did for the son of Jim from Elders Fine Art Gallery when he was recuperating after a car accident called Bandaid […]

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106 Outsider Art Festival

GICLEE PRINT Look out the Outsiders Art Festival which opens next week in Adelaide.  This is an annual event organized by Stefan Maguran, who calls himself an underemployed artist and Project Manager. This Giclee print “Expose yourself to Art” is one of my pieces which is included in this show.  The original artwork was done […]

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104 Art & Terry Tomcat and the Plains Producer

THE ART OF A NEWSPAPER MAN I know some people think that all that matters happens in the big smoke, but as someone who has lived in the country for over 20 years I can assure you that is not the case.  Take the local newspaper for instance The Plains Producer situated in Balaklava which has […]

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103 Everyone wants a bargain & Art

THE ART OF THE BARGAIN Scoopon,  Cudo,  Our Deal and Catch of the Day are all the rage here in Australia – and what exactly are they one might ask?  Well it works something like this.  These website offer an item or a service at a special price,   often more than 50% discount and if […]

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102 Mother In law in Art

ART AND MOTHERS IN LAW There is always a joke or two about the mother-in-law, isn’t there?  Here is one to get us started; “I haven’t spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen months.  I don’t like to interrupt her”  or how about ;  “ Honolulu, well it’s got everything: sand for the children, sun for […]

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101 From France with Love in Art

SELF PORTRAIT This painting is a self portrait of me a couple of years ago when I had viral meningitis,(that itself is another story)  but what I want to focus on is the book that I am reading in this acrylic on board artwork, this painting which was bought by a psychiatrist  funnily enough.  Anyway […]

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100 Some like it hot in Art

ADELAIDE ROYAL SHOW HISTORY So the show is over for another year and a good time was held by all.  The Royal Show in Adelaide has been held since 1840 which incredibly was only 4 years after the South Australia’s settlement which occurred in 1836.  Early on the show was mainly produce based and featured […]

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99 Cash Strapped & Artistic

CAT PAINTINGS These three kittens in their designer bag surely are not Cash Strapped as the title of this acrylic  painting says, however if you are anything like me you probably have been at some stage of your lives. Even though at the time we certainly do not appreciate being poor, it does however in […]

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97 Meditation are you serious & Art

THE ART OF MEDITATION I just got home from a meditation class, which was only the second time in my life that I have attended one. It does seem to me to be a little bit crazy to be waking up with the alarm blaring in my ears so that I can go off to […]

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