Art news, articles, expressive paintings and studio time with the Australian artist Dion Archibald.

Cup of Coffee

coffee painting

I painted a few cups of coffee last year because I really like coffee! I’m now trying to quit the stuff, which is probably why I’m looking back over my coffee paintings. This is about the 5th time I have tried quitting coffee and I really have no faith in my ability to stop just yet. That sweet smelling bean keeps calling me back. Continue Reading

In the Studio Painting

painting studio

When I restarted Art News Blog at the beginning of this month I told myself that I wouldn’t make it my own personal diary and would just stick to regular art news, but blaaah, where’s the fun in that? There’s a whole bunch of regular art news sites out there doing great jobs and I don’t wish to compete with them. I just post stuff that interests me and my studio interests me! So here’s what I’m doing in the studio..Continue Reading

Mobile Phone Art

samsung galaxy note 2 art

Up until very recently my mobile/cell phone was an old Nokia brick that didn’t know what the Internet was. When it finally died on me I decided I would get with the times and upgrade to a smart phone. I didn’t want an Apple iPhone as everyone seems to have one.. and me being me had to go with something different. So I went with a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 because it had a big screen and a PENCIL!!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

Luna Roslyn – Queen of Cities EP

Just thought I would share a nice EP called Queen of Cities put out by Luna Roslyn. They’re using one of my paintings from Turkey for the cover. Continue Reading

Meat and Vegetables

I have been grocery shopping and brought home some meat and vegetables.Continue Reading

Artist Studios

I have been spending quite a bit of time in the studio lately, which is one reason why I haven’t been updating the blog as much (the other reason is laziness). I’m painting a bit of everything with no real focus, but I’m having fun which is the most important thing. I counted the paintings I’m working on at the moment and found that I have 21 pictures in various stages of completion, so I’m definitely not starting any new ones until I start finishing a few!Continue Reading

I Love Painting

Up until a few week ago I hadn’t painted for about 18 months as I didn’t have a studio to paint in. Since being back in the studio and using oil paints I have noticed that I used to take painting for granted. I used to just do painting and not realize what a special privilege it is to be doing something that I love doing so much.Continue Reading

Art News Blog Questions

I was asked some questions about recently. It was for an art magazine, but their email was sent to my Yahoo mail, which I rarely check. So I’m probably too late to be mentioned in their story, but questions are good to work out why you do what you do. So, here they are..Continue Reading