Check out the amazing Saatchi Online Abstract Finalists

I love when great work gets shortlisted for an awesome prize and the finalists for the Abstract Showdown are really incredible. I actually think the new voting system has helped here where you vote for a work based on it’s merit, giving it a score, rather than a “hot or not” showdown like in previous showdowns. Abstract is not my thing yet, but I had … Continue reading Check out the amazing Saatchi Online Abstract Finalists

Inspiring trip to the mountains

On the weekend I headed south to Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain peak in Australia and climbed to the summit. The great thing about hiking is you have plenty of time to think, plenty of time to observe what’s around you. There’s the grand vistas across the mountains as well as the micro things like tiny galaxia fish in the streams, stunning Billy Button flowers … Continue reading Inspiring trip to the mountains

Ugly Beauty

March and April are a bit of a frenzied time, lots of arts grants have their deadlines this time of year. That takes a lot of preparation. Plus, the big hitting art prizes in Australia; the Sulman, Archibald and Wynne prizes all close this week. The Archibald alone awards $75,000. I’ve sweated out an entry for the Wynne Landscape Prize, you can check it out … Continue reading Ugly Beauty