Park Life Drawing Returns!

With the cooler weather of autumn I’m happy to announce a new season of Park Life Drawing! We gather our picnic gear and frolic forth with two sessions in May, featuring musicians Glyn Hickling and Kate Barzdo as our models. The sessions are part of the Hills Festival, supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Both…

Drawing a Sense of Place

When C-19 locks you out of your regular haunt where you’ve drawn together for over 6 years, what do you do? There’s only so much you can do online – find out about how we creatively adapted, kept going as a group, and discovered unexpected benefits along the way. This short doco was a joy…

Park Life Drawing #6

A special event, this Park Life Drawing session features the renowned musician Francis Gilfedder. Francis is bringing an assortment of wind and percussion instruments from around the world that will be interesting to draw and listen to as he poses for us in the cool shade under a leafy tree. It will be a relaxed…

Costumed Life Drawing

I am excited to be presenting Shamani Nair for our first Costumed Life Drawing event back at Bunya House. Shamani is an Indian Classical dancer trained in a genre known as Bharata Natyam,  an art form that combines melody, rhythm and expression. Dating back 2,000 years, this sacred art form originated from Tamil Nadu, a…

Park Life Drawing #5

This is our fifth Park Life Drawing event and I am excited to be presenting Shamani Nair. Shamani is an Indian Classical dancer trained in a genre known as Bharata Natyam,  an art form that combines melody, rhythm and expression. Dating back 2,000 years, this sacred art form originated from Tamil Nadu, a state in…

Park Life Drawing #4

Drawing costumed models in outdoor settings is on! This is our fourth event and I am excited to be presenting Glyn Hickling and his trumpet! (We hope he and we won’t need to be wearing a raincoat though!) It will be a relaxed morning in a Ferny Hills park under trees away from the maddening…

Park Life Drawing #3

Drawing costumed models in outdoor settings is on! This is our third event and I am excited to be presenting Des McPherson as our model, interpreting a late 1800’s mandolin player. It will be a relaxed morning in an Everton Hills park under trees away from the maddening crowd! Our model is quite extraordinary and…

Park Life Drawing #2

Drawing costumed models in outdoor settings is on! This is our second event and I am excited to be presenting talented musician and yogini, Kate Barzdo as our model. Kate will play her harp for us at times during the session, so it will be an enjoyable and relaxed morning at a special spot in…

Life Drawing – skill builder

Here’s a chance to build your life drawing skills with a model booked for three hours, instead of the regular two hours. In this session I will teach key approaches to drawing proportionally, as well as supporting you to build your repertoire of expressive tone and line. This is a chance to consolidate and practice…

Between Worlds – a conversation

I would love to hear your observations, interpretations and questions – this ‘Artist Talk’ will be facilitated as a dialogue by Michelle Walker – Environmental Planner, Artist and Facilitator. Join us for a lively discussion about the themes and processes in my exhibition, Between Worlds. Seating is available for around 15 people and there is…

Life Drawing – Creative Tone

Using tone decisively and creatively can give so much dimension and depth to your work. It is one of the key ingredients for creating the illusion of 3D, and can be an exciting part of your approach to drawing. For many of us though, we fall back into half-hearted approaches to mapping out tone, using…

Between Worlds

  Exhibition dates: 4 – 29 February 2020 Official Opening: Saturday, 8 February 2pm Artist Talk: Saturday, 22 February 1pm Gallery Hours: 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday Caboolture Hub Gallery, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture.       I’m excited to be staging a solo exhibition at the beautiful Caboolture Hub Gallery! Between Worlds explores polarities of…

Life Drawing – Bold Compositions

Our last class for the year, and one that encourages a letting go of tentative strokes, floating figures, and guessing about how to anchor to the page. In this session I will encourage you to move away from the safety of the space between four corners and engage you in playful flipping of space and…

Life Drawing – Expressive Lines

A session for recent beginners and intermediate life drawers to grow your palette of observation skills and expressive mark making. You can quickly spot the difference between the lines of someone who is focused on getting a drawing right, and the lines of someone who is fluent in their visual language. When you find your…

Drawing Hands & Feet

Here’s a chance to learn how to draw hands and feet with greater confidence. These detailed parts of our anatomy with their fine articulation are a challenge. Bananas, claws and paws…yes, we have all been there! In this class I will share tips and techniques for drawing them with greater clarity and step-by-step determination These…