I’ve recently added some new and unpublished creations to my website, including the oil painting ‘A Hollywood Still Life’ and a series of eleven small watercolors. These watercolors served as maquettes, allowing me to explore ideas on a small scale. Watercolor, with its inherent unpredictability and unique qualities, never ceases to captivate me. Its freshness […]Read more "Dangerous curves ahead"
Earlier this year I announced I’d be painting Teach Us Consent founder and CEO, Chanel Contos. This work was completed and, in this post, I’m sharing the development of the piece. Upon accepting my request to paint Chanel’s portrait, the first step was to conduct a survey of what already existed of Chanel on the […]Read more "Painting Chanel"
I expect the short film will be from 6 to 10 minutes long. My integrity to the film remains steadfast and it will be as long as it needs to be. This trailer is very short but will provide audiences with some context and an appetite to view the film when it’s released. The RISE […]Read more "RISE UP trailer"
Painting Chanel Contos for the 2022 Archibald Prize Recently I had the great pleasure of catching up with Chanel Contos for breakfast and a photo shoot. Chanel will be my subject for this year’s Archibald Prize. Chanel broke news headlines in 2021 when her petition, Teach Us Consent, attracted over 44,000 signatures and 6,500 testimonies. […]Read more "Teach. Us. Consent."
6 minute read. In this article, I discuss how drawing helped me gain a more authentic and better understanding of what beauty is and what it means to me.I created this drawing inspired by a photoshoot I conducted with my model Anoush. I intended to make beautiful photographic images, and I felt we accomplished that. […]Read more "Finding Beauty"
Emma Landis is an art consultant and historian whose passion for art stokes the fires of Toronto and Ontario’s art scenes. We discuss art collecting, her research into Abstract Expressionist founding father Clyfford Still, and Emma’s unique gift of applying lessons of the past to the social issues of the present and future. In The […]Read more "In The Frame: Emma Landis"
Award-winning artist Brett Moffatt takes listeners into the lives of artists, curators, models, writers, and performers. Brett shakes the conventional by going backstage, into the studios and dressing rooms of people we’d like to know and understand more. Learn how an acclaimed painter and photographer gets to know his subjects. In today’s episode, I am […]Read more "In the Frame: Brett Moffatt"
Brett replaces the paintbrush for the microphone in this refreshing take on what’s muse worthy from the studio, providing the latest happenings through audio with pictures. Links discussed by Brett in this episode: In the FrameBrett Moffatt Art RegisterEventsInfo Recent Commissions “Early last year, I came across some of Bretts’ work. I was amazed at […]Read more "On the Canvas: April 2021"
My Maroochy Barambah portrait. 122cm x 92cm, oil on linen. Selected by Senior Curator, Vanessa Van Ooyen, QUT Art Museum, in the top 100 finalists from 663 entries for the inaugural Brisbane Portrait Prize. The $80K prize opens at the Powerhouse Museum, Brisbane, Monday 30th September 2019.
From 432 entries to 79 finalists. From 79 finalists, I made it to the top four of highly commended works in the Olive Cotton Award for photographic portraiture. Singled out by Gallery Director Susi Muddiman OAM as a work deserving special attention and from judge Marian Drew: “This is a beautiful portrait where the figure […]Read more "Olive Cotton Award"