Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Brian Jones Memorial Exhibition

A special exhibition was held last Sunday at the  Hawkesbury Regional Gallery,  to commemorate Brian Jones's life, and his contribution to the Hawkesbury area. The paintings were by Brian Jones, and some of the  works he had donated to the Friends of the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery ( and also my portraits of Brian). Friends and colleagues were able to gather together to honour and remember him. Speeches were given by Hawkesbury Councilors Paul Rasmussen and Christine Paine, and Artist Greg Hansell among others.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Brian Jones

Brian Jones was a gentle man, he contributed greatly to the Hawkesbury and to the Arts, and will be missed!

I had intended to paint him like this with his cane,  inside the Regional Gallery, but  painted him in his garden in Freemans Reach

Saturday, November 19, 2016


a  portrait of 'Dave' from a recent session at Richmond Art Supplies
24 x 18 Oil

Hawkesbury Artists Fair

Computer problems have been/are  holding things up lately, here are some of my paintings on show at the moment at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery until the 4th of December as part of the annual Hawkesbury Artists Fair. The Exhibition was opened by the new Hawkesbury Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett.

Monday, September 19, 2016

from this week

a portrait from the last portrait group at the WSU Richmond, after a little refining

and another that has been sitting around for a while that I decided to do a bit more to

and another painting that has also been around for a bit that I refreshed and put into the Glenbrook Life drawing group exhibition on the weekend

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Open Weekend

it was a fairly busy day today. first a portrait demonstration at St.John's Church Fete' at Wilberforce, the sitter was well known local artist Russell McKane
and then on to the Piggery Studio which is open this weekend as part of the' Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail' open weekend and also the 'Combined Art Societies of Sydney' "September is Art Month"

some photos of the demo painting, round about 80-90 minutes,


 and of my studio space at The Piggery

Friday, August 19, 2016

adding frames

Just  seeing how they look with a frame around them, at the Piggery

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

recent plein airs

some rain and then some computer problems have slowed things up somewhat, but here are a couple of plein airs from last week's regular  get together

and some I have been working on  at Wheeney Creek