Tagged: motivation

RAW Adelaide presents NEXT

I’ve been busy over the last couple of months after being approached to showcase my work at RAW Adelaide’s upcoming event, NEXT. The event is on Friday, 4th August 2017 from 6:30pm at The...

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,...

Life’s Drawing

Around three years ago, I decided that if I was ever going to get better at drawing the human figure, I was going to have to practice it a lot. The best way to...

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...

Five Contemporary Artists who Inspire Me

Jeremy Mann is a San Franciscan artist who paints gritty streetscapes and beautiful figure work in a somewhat abstract style – intimate, dynamic and expressive – to me his work is just straight up...