Category: Observations

The Cycle of Change

Some time ago, I overheard the following terms and felt they applied fantastically to the journey of developing new skills. Uninformed optimism – Informed pessimism – Informed optimism After some research, I learnt these...

Developing the Why of Art

How does an artist’s work develop over time? We probably all start out wide eyed and with big dreams about taking on the world, inspired by the art we surround ourselves with. But once...

Life is a Long Straight Road

We recently spent a long weekend on the lovely South Australian Yorke Peninsula driving open country roads surveying the ample scenery. One particular stretch took us along Hundred Line Road, which effectively formed a...

The Greatness of Mistakes

A good slap across the face from life is needed periodically to make you see that which is directly in front of your eyes. Something you may have suspected was there the entire time,...

2017 – Experimentation and Discovery

2016 for me was all about setting up the mechanics for making art more efficient, experimenting with processes and procedures, fitting out my newly built studio space and redefining the methods for continuing to...

2016 in Review

An important part of the continual improvement cycle is the review stage – taking a look back at what you’d planned to achieve and determining how well you went to help guide what your...

Buying Art and Supporting Artists

If you’re like me you’ve probably come across a piece of art that hits you on a deeply internal level and you long to take it with you and experience that feeling over and...

Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing

I’ve been a big fan of Henry Yan’s figure drawing work for some time after stumbling across his work on the internet a while back (isn’t that how it’s always done these days?) He...