This series pays homage to 60s and 70s high drama 70s horror films, retrospective disco and 80s influenced electronic space pop and Facebook. These 3 paintings are 10x12 inch canvases. This painting is called Bombshells . Painted in Melbourne in late 2015 with acrylic on canvas. Below are two others titled "like me like me 1 &2. The next few Im working on are all 10 x 12 because transporting larger paintings has become a pain. 2015 was a quiet year for me and I painted only 4 canvases. I see them all as transitional pieces.
This article was first published in the London Progressive Journal , 5 July 2015 http://londonprogressivejournal.com/article/view/2226/repackaging-masculinity-in-tony-abbotts-body-politic-a-painting
Look, the short and better version is for me to link you to a video of Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell discussing the shootings at Charlie Hebdo in Paris this week. He has been at the forefront of commenting on the 'war on terror' policies in the West, and I think brings a much needed balance from the perspective of those on the front line - cartoonists themselves.
In 2007 I was so honoured to be asked to be in a group exhibition at the CUNY Graduate Centre in New York City - Reflex: An Exhibit of Political Cartoons. A Worldview
My 2001 acrylic on canvas painting Fisherwoman illustrates NYC literary journal Literal Latte's winning essay for 2013 in their Best Essay Awards category, for Jean Guerrero's essay Juanita and the Beach of Fairies . A riveting literary essay, you can read it in Literal Latte's
These dolls are miniature explorations of our quirkly relationship to our bodies through clothing. So far I have done 2 others from English medieval era but these are the French period ones. I studied history about a century ago, and one of my hobbies I have kept up
This post has been published on the 'London Progressive Journal' website on 24th December 2013.
When I first heard the suggestion that the judiciary and greater Parliamentary oversight could 'save the day' and redress the reckless use of
These drawings were last minute inspirations for my exhibition in September this year. They are charcoal and pastel drawings on paper, approminately A3 in dimension and sold as a series. Based, obviously, on the characters from the Wizard of Oz, I titled them A Kansas State of Mind 1-5
As you gather by now I collect old stuff. Life begets and all that Lol. So, flea markets, charity shops, garage sales, wherever I can scavenge something that strikes me as strange, funny, deep, sad, ironic....or just because! Here are 5 pages from Newnes'Pictorial Knowledge Vol 4 -
This is a summary and thanks to the various media outlets and people who have helped me in getting across images and concepts within this series of paintings to the public.
Thank you to RTRFM for inviting me to speak about my exhibition The Assassination of Judy Garland