When I exhibited at The Other Art Fair in Sydney and Melbourne, people would come up to me and say, “I just don’t know what to buy“. I’d always reply, “You have to live with it, so buy what you like, buy work that says something to you“. Since then, I’ve changed my recommendation a little. Now I’d say buy what you like, but know … Continue reading Who gives the best advice when buying art?
We live moment after moment. Many of those moments pass unnoticed. But sometimes those moments become momentous and profoundly change our lives. For some of us, art is a catalyst for a dramatic change in our lives. It’s hard to imagine how someone’s scratchings on a canvas in their studio can seismically shift a life. That one artist can push another unknown-unmet-person to take a … Continue reading How art can profoundly change us all.
I’m working late into the night on a new series that focuses on the suburbs. It was inspired by a recent trip to Madrid where I saw a lot of works by Picasso at the Reina Sofia – Pity and Terror, Picasso’s Path To Guernica. What struck me about his early works was that they were often limited to a single room, they were painted … Continue reading Quiet terror in the suburbs
Saatchi Online is an enormous gallery that anyone in the world can step into and wander among hundreds of thousands of artworks by artists all around the world. I love the idea but it can be overwhelming, knowing where to start and how to find good artwork. That’s why it’s great when pieces are curated it’s a great way to see solid works in a … Continue reading Inspired by Picasso, an online exhibition curated by Rebecca Wilson
I’ve been working on this collage series for months now. I have a firm deadline as there’s about to be a Fourth and final inquest, on February 24, into the death of the baby girl, Azaria; a case that has lingered on for over 30 years. I thought this piece was going to be the best yet, but something went awry in the creative process. … Continue reading Picasso vomit on a bad day