Tag: faith

Sometimes, rarely, my day job in policy and my art career converge. Nail Aykan became my subject for my second entry into Australia's Archibald Prize 2019, as I painted WA politican John Hyde MP back in 2010. Just sent it off to the courier. Exhausting but good.  
Until recently, Nail ...Read more>

9 March 2019 |

A wonderful new anthology I'm proud to be part of and, honestly, it's so readable and a breath of fresh air in terms of understanding the hidden cultural diversity in LGBT communities worldwide not just Australia. Living and Loving in Diversity has been nominated for a ...Read more>

30 September 2018 |

Michael Newth is a marvelous much-published translator of the medieval French epic poetry known as chansons de geste . I have blogged extensively about how I have used this rare period of literature as an inpirational trigger in my paintings for the last 2 years. One of ...Read more>

10 July 2011 |


I've updated this entry because people thought I was dumping the broader themes (I'm not) but some paintings are smaller chapters. Only during an exhibition do I really understand how it fits in. This one is less Judy and more dark matter, God and Pentagon's black budget. It's a ...Read more>

6 March 2011 |



This is a repost  of this work as I completed the paintings. Small canvases (5x). They developed when I first started reading the chansons de geste translations by Michael Newth in Sydney. He has since become a good friend and I am grateful for his inspired ...Read more>

4 January 2011 |



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