Ellis Rowan – The Flower Hunter

I was so disappointed at not being able to get to the exhibition of Ellis Rowan artwork a few years back - Canberra was the closest the exhibition came to Northern NSW. However I did manage to pick up the beautiful catalogue from the exhibition. They have just released a biography - The Flower Hunter... Continue Reading →

Illustration…Current and Past

In elaborating on the previous comments about developing arts practice and learning from mistakes and past work...there are these 2 works. Today I have just completed this Tawny Frogmouth Pen and Ink with Watercolour Illustration - or drawing - the second is probably one of the least successful illustrations/drawings from 21 years ago - a... Continue Reading →

HSC Major Works from long ago…Drawings…Illustration

A  blast from the past - whilst cleaning up today I came across all my old HSC Drawing Major Works from *cough* years ago...(1981). They are a mixture of watercolour pencils, coloured pencil and (rotring) pen and ink. I must say looking back some were more successful than others...

Botanical Illustration – Waratah

I have just completed my latest botanical illustration - this time of a waratah - telopia speciosissima.... The waratah has long been an inspiration of mine - 1. NSW State Floral Emblem - 7. 1998 Waratah - 8. Wild Waratah - 25. Waratah - 82. Waratahs & Flannel Flowers - 83. Waratah 02 - Australian... Continue Reading →

Tawny Frogmouth Illustration

I have just finished this Tawny Frogmouth illustration using rotring pens and lots and lot and lots of dots! The basic technique involves using dots to create the image - the closer the dots the deeper the tone. I would like to try the Tawny Frogmouth images in watercolour as well for the current project... Continue Reading →

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