TINY WORK TUESDAY!!

Every Tuesday at noon (NZ time) one #tinyworktuesday will be released for sale in my shop on my website for NZ$200 (approximately US$150) including standard international shipping 9tracking option available). Each piece will be on a first in first served basis, no reserves. The medium and substrate and size may vary between works- you never know what will come up on Tiny Work Tuesday! I hope you enjoy this series.

Time conversions:

EST 6pm Mondays

LA 3pm Mondays

Australia EDT 10am Tuesday

London 1am Tuesday

Tiny Work Tuesday 1, oil on board, 100x100mm (4x4") available here

Tiny Work Tuesday 1, oil on board, 100x100mm (4x4") available here

Tiny Work Tuesday 2, oil on board, 100x100mm (4x4") available here

Tiny Work Tuesday 2, oil on board, 100x100mm (4x4") available here

Put on the spot...

Last week I had the honour of being invited to show with the Marlborough Society of Arts exhibition 'Figure' which is on view until the 22nd Dec. At the opening I was awarded a critics prize and unexpectedly asked to speak about my work. Heres what I had to say followed by the critics words about the work.

Upcoming group shows!

Hey everyone! 

I hope my fellow southern hemisphere folks are staying warm and the rest of you are enjoying some warmer weather! Im hanging out for my tropical holiday in July but before then theres plenty of work to do!

Just a heads up for a few group shows coming up in the next few months- check out 'UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS' tab for full details. 

Here are some images to give you a taste of the work soon available.

Message me through the contacts page to enquire.

Teaser of my painting 'MotherEarth' for the group show Aeternus with Alexiera Gallery.

Teaser of my painting 'MotherEarth' for the group show Aeternus with Alexiera Gallery.

Blue and Blush, part of the group show Collectors Starter Kit at Corey Helford Gallery 

Blue and Blush, part of the group show Collectors Starter Kit at Corey Helford Gallery 

Refraction, 1 of 3 paintings in the group show 'Underneath' at Lawrence Alkin Gallery London

Refraction, 1 of 3 paintings in the group show 'Underneath' at Lawrence Alkin Gallery London

Its almost TIME!!

I'm in the final week before my solo show opens at Corey Helford Gallery in LA and the excitement is building!

The paintings have all arrived safely (they'll be hung at the end of the week), I fly out on Thursday night and will arrive...Thursday, after 16 hours of travel time. Friday will be print signing day at the gallery and gathering my bearings of the local area. My husband is now coming too and I can't wait to explore the Arts District with him.

But Saturday night- 7-11pm, I'll be the one sweating by the paintings of women surrounded by gestural paint.

Wish me luck! Its a pretty big adventure this time. Hope the big smoke is kind to this NZ girl.

Mx

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Painting tips for hair

‪#‎paintingtip‬ The trick to hair is to not try and paint every hair but to look at the depths and highlights to 'suggest' hair. The eye fills in the rest and you perceive hair but it still has the life of a painting rather than a copy of a photograph. And to be honest, hair makes me sweat every time. Concentration to the power of infinity, drawing on every bit of experience I have. It takes a lot of practice before it becomes less intimidating.

Then to work the hair into the background, keep the paint wet (alla prima- this is why I love oil paint) allowing some blending to occur but not letting the blend go muddy. Of course there are a mountain of ways you can address this edge problem. This is just the way I prefer. Happy painting 💙

(Close up) Work in progress for  for the Anomie Belle album release show at Modern Eden opening August 5th. See my events page for more details.

(Close up) Work in progress for  for the Anomie Belle album release show at Modern Eden opening August 5th. See my events page for more details.