Valleys Views and Vines – COMING SOON

Each week I’m slowly getting more of my painting framed, catalogued, numbered and ready for transport to my upcoming inaugural solo exhibition 30 September – 22 October 2022 at the beautifully restored historic Rusten House Arts Centre, 87 Collett Street, Queanbeyan on the 1st of October. [The exhibition will form part of the Queanbeyan-Palerang 2022 Arts Trail ].

Decisions

Just finished my portrait of Caroline Deeble. My challenge was to create an authentic representation of an artist at a critical time in their journey, making decisions for an upcoming exhibition…

New Portraits Underway

Preliminary sketch of one of my current portrait subjects.

It is amazing though how much thinking goes into a portrait, for example I started planning for one of my portrait projects early in 2021 and only last week, after the Zoom shoot and about four days of sketching and going through hundreds of images and my research notes I finally decided on a composition, mood, theme and original message behind my painting.

QPRC Art Prize Exhibition

What a great experience to have my landscape painting ‘WILD GRASSES AND DUCK AT WINGECARRIBEE CREEK’ hung in the Queanbean Palarang Council Art Prize Exhibition.

Transforming the Ordinary into the Extraordinary with Watercolour

Andy Evansen, the internationally recognised master watercolour artist and teacher based in Minnesota, USA talks about his studio and paintings

Having fun exploring figures with watercolour

Chan Dissanayake, Australian Master Watercolourist demonstrates painting with figures.

Time To Play

Apart from covering the key fundamentals of using watercolour and watching Chan’s demonstrate, we got time to play!

Head In The Clouds

ArtWithSylvie and Australian Master watercolourist, Chan Dissanayake shared a 1 hour FREE demonstration of painting clouds.

Getting Virtual

I am proud to be co-hosting a number of workshops with Australian master watercolourist Chan Dissanayake and hosting a number of virtual AWS community events and online ‘Plein-Air ‘ Paint Alongs.