Happy Holidays

Happy holidays!
Don’t eat or drink too much.

Relax
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Art Con Changes Tune – Hanks Thomas Scam

The good thing about those pathetic art scammers has been that their story never changes. They’re moving from place A to place B, they need some of your wonderful art to hang in their new home, and for some strange reason the stupid woman is always pregnant (God help the world if these people do actually breed).Continue Reading

Masterpieces from Paris in Canberra

Probably the best exhibition I have seen in Australia (coming from a fan of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne). Masterpieces from Paris has 9 Paul Gauguins, 7 Van Goghs and 8 Cezannes. So it’s more than one or two good paintings thrown in with a bunch of weaker paintings like the usual “blockbuster” exhibition. The Van Goghs alone are worth making the effort to see the exhibition.Continue Reading

Painting Music – Top 10 Albums

Music to Paint to

Since discovering the iPod I now rarely listen to whole albums while I paint as I just create play lists to suit my mood. But some albums just play well all the way through so I still use them in the studio.

Here’s Ten albums that have kept me company during the completion of a painting or two..Continue Reading

Leith O’Malley Interview

Here’s some quotes by fellow Australian artist Leith O’Malley, from an interview at Art and Art Ed.Continue Reading

Art Calendar Magazine Self-Portrait Contest

The Art Calendar magazine is accepting entries for their self portrait magazine cover competition. I’m not sure if artists outside of the United States can enter, but I entered it anyway. Entries are submitted online and it’s free to enter, so it was pretty easy.

Here’s my self portrait entry..Continue Reading

Ten Excuses for not Posting Lately

People are really good at making excuses and I’m no exception. I try not to accept my excuses though as they’re usually pathetic, just like all of your excuses for not getting off your butt and doing what you really should be doing now.

Here’s my pathetic excuses for not posting lately..Continue Reading

Questions and Answers

I was asked a few questions by a student journalist at City University London recently..

1) First of all can you tell me a little bit about your work? What themes do you explore in your art and why? What do you strive to achieve through it?Continue Reading

Artnear iPhone Application

I can’t honestly say how useful this application is as I don’t own an iPhone, but it sounds like a good idea. It’s a free application (I believe there is also a pro version for a small fee) available from iTunes which guides you to art museums, exhibitions and galleries around the world. If it does what it’s supposed to do it would be a must have for art travelers.Continue Reading

Basquiat – The Lost Prince

Basquiat is my favorite movie about an artist, period. Made by an artist himself, Julian Schnabel. It also has one of the best soundtracks ever!Continue Reading