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This Old House

Some days are gold You might remember a recent blog I wrote about how I got started selling my art way back in the 90’s. It was at a fabulous shop in Berry NSW and I had a great time selling my works there for 13 years until the shop closed and was taken over…

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It’s a Privilege

My life is happily entwined in art whether it be the many subjects I paint, classes, retreats and art tours I host and run or exhibitions I hold. However, there is one side to my art that is something quite special. For many years now I have painted special commissioned paintings. These are what I call my…

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A Humbling Experience

Last Friday was quite a special day. I had been selected as a finalist in the Illawarra Women In Business awards and Friday was the luncheon for the awards. Now please let me clarify. I am an introvert and as such, I usually avoid entering any type of competition. And on this occasion, I had made up…

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Why I Choose to Attend Other Artist’s Workshops

I’m heading to the Blue Mountains this week particularly to visit the Lost Bear Gallery in Katoomba and see Herman Pekel’s Exhibition before it finishes. I’m looking forward to seeing Herman’s current work. Last September I attended a four-day workshop run by Herman Pekel and Patrick Carroll held in Moruya on the NSW South Coast…

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A Parisian Cafe

Of course, we all know about landscapes. Popular for as long as anyone can remember and always will be. But urbanscapes are increasing in popularity. Many artists are taking on the challenge of capturing urban living, a continuous ebb and flow of life and movement, and constantly changing. It is a change of perspective from…

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How To Get Your Art Seen

It can be difficult to pluck up the courage to show your work, ready for sale. It takes guts and determination. But sometimes it doesn’t go the way you planned and in the end that worked out all the better. I want to share my experience and what it has taught me and hopefully make…

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The Etiquette of Approaching Galleries

I am sometimes asked how I approach galleries to sell my art. I don’t profess to be an expert on this, but as I have been selling work in galleries for about 20 years, I can pass on some of my experiences in getting my work out there. There are a few ways that this…

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Blue Mountains Art Galleries Everyone Should Visit

Not only are the Blue Mountains a mecca for those wanting to enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery, but it is an absolute delight for artists and those with a love for art. There are not many places that will inspire you like the Blue Mountains. Valleys filled with that distinctive blue haze and a unique light only…

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My Fastest Selling Painting. EVER!

Before Christmas, I visited the Carriageworks Market at Eveleigh with my friends from the Wollongong Design Studio for a shopping trip. But I was more excited to see this lovely old building being used and repurposed in this way so instead of shopping I took some photos of the rustic architecture. The Carriageworks building is…

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A Year of Transition and New Beginnings

A year of transition and new beginnings. That is my forecast for 2017, and that is certainly what I am doing, heading to new destinations, with a trip to Greece in the planning for September / October this year. Now I have held a long time yearning to visit the country where my husband’s family…

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