Tuesday 6 November 2012

Boats on the Brisbane River

I painted this picture last Saturday from a bank on the Brisbane Botanical Gardens. It was a pretty windy day so I expressed that in the palm tree on the right.

Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 70cm. Click image for a better view.

Thursday 1 November 2012

Wednesday 31 October 2012

The Blind Guitarist

This is an old painting my friend has of a blind guitarist busking along Swanston St in Melbourne, painted in 2007. I like the fresh and loose approach to applying the paint which I am aiming to revisit in my paintings of Australian landscapes.

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Sunday 28 October 2012


This painting of Mangroves along the Brisbane River at the City Botanical Gardens is the first picture of a new body of work I am creating about the Australian Landscape. I was able to enjoy listening to trumpet and bag pipe music coming from boats moored along the river whilst I painted. The darker tones in this artwork suited the over cast feel of the day as the wind and rain began come in during its completion.

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My Old TSB on Elizabeth St.

Yesterday while walking through Brisbane city I was happy to see that one of my old traffic signal boxes was still up on the corner of  Elizabeth and Albert St. This painting is a self portrait of me looking out of my studio window over the city in 2005.

Campbell Newman With My TSB

The Courier Mail published a picture of Campbell Newman walking past one of my Traffic Signal Box artworks in Ashgrove on the 23rd of Oct. I do believe they used the question mark in the artwork strategically for this Article.

Friday 5 October 2012

Painting in Santa Fe, New Mexico

 Casa Alegria, Acrylic on Canvas, 51 x 61cm

 The Little House,Acrylic on Canvas, 51 x 61cm

Santa Fe Cathedral, Acrylic on Canvas, 61 x 51cm

 Sun Mountain, Mixed Media on Canvas, 61 x 51cm

 Ojo Caliente, Acrylic on Canvas, 61 x 91cm

Painting the Aspens on the Sangre de Cristos  Mountains

Aspens, Mixed Media on Canvas, 61 x 51cm

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Wednesday 15 August 2012

Greenwich Panorama

The Greenwich Panorama is a 180 degree view from the rooftop opposite St Alfege's Church in Greenwich. Finishing at the Observatory in Greenwich park.

Acrylic on canvas, 2 x 12ft (across two canvases) click on the images for a better view.

Tuesday 24 July 2012

My Portrait Photo

This Photo was taken by Keith Cardwell about a year ago in the Couch and Horses pub in Greenwich during my exhibition there. I like how the painting in the background looks like a window out onto London.

Thanks Keith.

Monday 23 July 2012

The Sir John Soane Museum London

I made this sketch during a recent visit to the Sir John Soane Museum in Holborn. I was amazed by his collection with all the different eras of architecture and sculptures juxtaposed next to each other, it is truly a brilliant place. I wish I had more time to create more work about it.

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Wednesday 11 July 2012

Dust Face.

I was sanding a small granite sculpture of a head, when I tapped the dust off on the table to my surprise a face appeared!

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Thursday 17 May 2012

Hundertwasser house Vienna.

This painting was inspired by the fantastic art and architecture of the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. I finally got to see and enjoy a coffee inside this building during a recent trip to Vienna.

Acrylic on canvas, 51x51cm.

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Our Group exhibition at Greenwich Market.

The artists from left to right
Joe Charman, John Lynch, Daniel Worth, Charles Borrell and James Yates.

John Lynch

James Yates

Joe Charman
Daniel Worth

Charles Borrell