Taking another look at forgotten works

Sometimes I create an artwork that’s a little unloved. It gets turned around to face the studio wall and is kind of forgotten about. I recently came across this work ‘Who pushed Annette?’. When I was about 8 years old, my cousins visited our house from Sydney. My mum and dad were renovating our house. Six cousins were standing in the doorway looking into this … Continue reading Taking another look at forgotten works

Is it up to artists to decide who can buy their art?

Here’s a strange one for you. In 2010, I created a series of artworks about words that sound the same but have different meanings. I called the series Same Same But Different. They were based on odd out-of-sync homonyms like Gulf Golf, Oprah Opera, Poor Paw and Line Lion. I created these at a time of great upheaval, when the world was looking at how … Continue reading Is it up to artists to decide who can buy their art?

Reworking old work is a great lesson in self-destruction #nohomo #art #collage

Often when I’m creating work it’s in an absolute frenzy. I’m slapping on glue and paper, getting bits stuck to my face, the hairs on my hands become stuck together like childish dreadlocks. Then, once I’m done, I’m done. I don’t touch the thing again. Last weekend though, I went back inside the studio after not being in there a couple of weeks – and … Continue reading Reworking old work is a great lesson in self-destruction #nohomo #art #collage

Why each stroke doesn’t have to be a masterstroke #art #artforsale @sturgallery

Artist’s need to relax more. Artist’s need to forget more. And they need to try less hard. It’s easy to say those things, far far harder to do it. It’s a crazy notion, to learn only to forget. To practice only to let it go. But every artist I encounter is trying to do the same thing, relax, let it go and tap into the unconsciousness … Continue reading Why each stroke doesn’t have to be a masterstroke #art #artforsale @sturgallery

It’s not pretty, it’s not comfortable, but it’s mine. A room of one’s own.

You can’t control what goes on in your head. You don’t know where inspiration comes from – or when it will come. If you try to rationalise it, it often vanishes. The only way to capture it is to get it down, get it out, splay it across a canvas, scribble it down onto paper. For the last few years, I’ve been working from the … Continue reading It’s not pretty, it’s not comfortable, but it’s mine. A room of one’s own.

Georgia on my mind #artforsale #modernart #collage

Just before Christmas, Saatchi Art let me know I had sold one my my landscapes to a collector just outside Atlanta, Georgia. It was quite a euphoric moment for me as this work was one of my favourites from my Dark Side of the Road series that was shown during Art Month at Gaffa Gallery in Sydney. I love that it’s gone to a new home, … Continue reading Georgia on my mind #artforsale #modernart #collage