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Tag Archives: naive

190 Art and CHRISTMAS IN JULY

ARTISTIC SURPRISE Yep it is Christmas here again this week.  Not only do we have winter in South Australia at the moment when the temperature’s been down to 3 degrees Celsius some nights, but it has also been pressie time again, as I just received some more paintings, wow lucky me, really lucky me! THE […]

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172. The ART of the Hair SCULPTURES

INSPIRED BY ARTIST SANDRO BOTTICELLI This painting was commissioned by my US  art gallery a few years ago; the Director wanted me to paint a naive version of The Birth of Venus which was originally painted by Sandro Botticelli in 1486.  My brief was just to paint the head but with various items hanging in […]

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130 A Love Letter & Art

MY BEST ARTWORK To my gorgeous daughter Hillivi who is beautiful both inside and out, Happy 21st birthday!  I cannot understand how the years passed so quickly since the day you were born.  We have Doctor Jack to thank for your safe arrival as of course with my track record with pregnancies and Kai’s emergency cesarean things […]

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127 Easter and Animated Paintings

ARTIST WEBSITE So it’s the week of Easter and this year my Easter surprise was that my website crashed for 4 days!!  Apologies are in order to those of you who tried to unsuccessfully access it, nice to know that it was due to a lot of traffic, so thank you. EASTER AND ANIMATION Anyway […]

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128 Sculpture and Women

PUBLIC SCULPTURE These 2 images are from the” Centenary of Federation Gateway” sculpture which I was commissioned to design and make by the Wakefield Regional Council and took some 18 months to complete.  The whole town came on board and helped and we had art workshops both in schools and other locations.  These panels stand […]

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112 Artlink Magazine

ART ON THE COVER This acrylic painting was the cover of Artlink Magazine for the summer edition 1992-1993, and I was absolutely thrilled.  I had only been painting for about 5 years at the time but was already working full time at it and loving every minute. PLAYBOY MAGAZINE COVER In my previous career as […]

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93 PICASSO, ART NAIF AND KATOWICE

NAIVE ART FESTIVAL One of the most important festivals for Naive art is currently underway in Katowice, Poland where until August 17, you will be able to see more than 190 naive artists from all over the world and 40 of the artists participating are from Cuba this year.   Cuba is this year’s guest country […]

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76 Renewing our Vows in Vegas & Art

ART IN LAS VEGAS As part of our trip to the US we were going to Las Vegas and having always heard about the Little White Wedding Chapel  and the celebrities who got married there which include Britney Spears, Demi Moore & Bruce Willis, Joan Collins, Michael Jordon, The Who, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Patty […]

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61. Can Horses Write and Paint ?

ART AND HORSES We just received a Christmas card from the kids, nothing unusual about that I hear you say and you are so right – normally. It read “To Mum and Dad, Seasons greeting, Miss you both! Don’t worry we are getting lots of treats up in ‘dem dare hills. Love Zipper & Pringles. […]

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56. ART & I DOOOOOOOOOO

ARTISTIC WEDDINGS There are weddings and then there are good weddings and I went to one of the Great ones just recently, and no not conducted by a magpie like in my naive painting here!   Now I may be biased as this was my darling nephew (who is just the coolest guitar playing guy […]

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