Sunday, January 31, 2010

Closing Gaps...

I was recently invited to paint a Schaffas by the people at Screamdance for a great cause. My naked Schaffas arrived the other day and has been sitting in the studio anxiously awaiting it's new identity whilst I contemplate whether to make it masculine, feminine or somewhat of a hermaphrodite. Whatever I end up creating, I was thrilled to be part of the project. I have until April to return the critter and along with a number of others Schaffas that have been sent off to selected artists, the Schaffas will then be part of a group exhibition supporting Close the Gap.

I've been spending some time in the studio recently too, (which I recently cleaned out and re-arranged), making a productive start to 2010. Only two weeks now until the Year of the Tiger officially begins.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

People's Choice

This afternoon I received a phone call to inform me that my painting, Food and Desire - Conflict 1, had won the People's Choice Award in the Prospect Portrait Prize at Prospect Gallery in South Australia.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and of course to Fenwicks for donating the prize money.

Also, thank you to Dustin Parker for this.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dark Pop

My work, Kitsune - The Hunter, (pictured above), is currently part of Dark Pop 2.0 at Last Rites Gallery in New York. The exhibition can be viewed online here.

A special thanks to Andrew Michael Ford for the invitation to be part of this exhibition.