Thursday, January 31, 2013


This painting is currently showing in an exhibition called Unveiled : Art from the Manningham, Maroondah and Whitehorse Council Collections. Three curators got together and selected work from their Council Art Collections and presented them at the three different council galleries at the same time.
The curators are Megan McEvoy from Manningham Art Gallery, Wendy Garden from Maroondah Art Gallery and Jacquie Nichols from Whitehorse Artspace. My partner, Deborah Klein, is also one of the exhibiting artists.

Untitled #19, 1997, oil on linen, 91.5 x 61 cm

687 Doncaster Road 
Doncaster Vic 3108

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am  - 5 pm

32 Greenwood Avenue
Ringwood Vic 3134

Hours:  Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm

1022 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill Vic 3128

Hours: Tuesday and Friday 10 am – 3pm
Wednesday and Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm

Exhibition dates (Manningham Art Gallery): 23 January – 16 February

Exhibition dates (Maroondah Art Gallery and Whitehorse Artspace): 23 January – 2 March

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Images from the Track

This year I'm continuing on with the theme of thoroughbred racehorses and the track. I've always been fascinated by horses and jockeys, and I have a great admiration for people who can ride well. From an artist's perspective, a horse and rider offers amazing architecture, and beautiful proportions are always an inspiration. One only has to look at images of the great cathedrals to appreciate the power of architecture, and I do see a horse and rider in the same way. One of my concerns in making these paintings is composition. My aim is to make an arrangement that is complex but clear at the same time. Some of my favourite horse painters are Sir Alfred Munnings, Degas, George Lambert and at times, George Stubbs.  Sometimes it's good to change direction in one's work, and an art that is about natural light and the organic can be refreshing, and  I can understand why Hockney returned to Bradford to paint the landscape.

From the top - 

Black Caviar, 2012, oil on linen, 84 x 1220 cm

Trackwork at Flemington, 2012, oil on MDF, 23 x 32 cm

Returning to Scale, 2012, oil on plywood, 49 x 40 cm