Saturday, December 16, 2017

Kids ... in... Space ...

Space Agents Lucy and Josh


A Christmas painting I started for my brother's grandkids

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Trudi, Grace's mum's dog.


The start of a portrait of a dog - can't say too much

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Martin smoking and twitching

Benito di Fonzo

With his band (?: Rich Machine and ?) at the Gasoline Pony last week.


Henry got out and flew off a month or sp ago, so we all hope he's enjoying the nectar in the trees

Here's another image of Henry


Beginning of a portrait of Grace's lost lorikeet Henry

Monday, November 27, 2017

Darlo Courthouse and the Art School crane

The Courthouse and the crane on the art school, onetime Darlinghurst gaol, a view from Taylor Square I started today

Friday, November 24, 2017

Sydney Uni construction site

A painting I started yesterday near the Ross St entrance od Sydney University

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Vinyl Press at the Record Crate

The Vinyl Press

A drawing I did a few a few days ago at the Crate (which now has a new name I can't remember)  . Thanks to the band for buying the drawing, and sending me this photo

The Carpark Next Door


A view from the Junkyard Gallery porch/studio

Monday, November 13, 2017

Footprint floor

I'm painting the floor of the kitchen at the Junkyard Gallery with some footprints to cover up the raw cement

Woolloomooloo Viaduct

I added a bit more light to the Woolloomooloo viaduct so now its pretty much finished.

There are earlier photos of this painting in this post [er - I'll have to find it later]

Monday, November 6, 2017

Agave and carpark from the Junkyard Gallery

A rainy day drawing of the carpark next to the Junkyard Gallery with an agave in a junkyard pot in our drive

Monday, October 30, 2017

Woolloomooloo - finishing the Weave Triptych

I've just finished and signed this large(3.2x1.5m) canvas of Woolloomooloo for Weave Community Hub at 49 McElhone St. We'll be having a launch party sometime soon

The whole painting

Freeway and railweay.

The Gunnery, the place I started out as an artist, back in 1985-91

Under the overpass, a homeless shelter against the rain

The almost finished painting after friday 3 November

Woolo's just one great big freeway

The Gunnery with John Bart's ceremonial rubbish sculptures



Naval dock

Railway bowel


The right panel

The whole thing after 2 November


I've been weaving the background of this largish painting (3.2x1.5m in total) over the past month or 2, and now adding a few trees and people and birds - and bringing back the pink, due to popular demand. It shouldn't take too long now, the hard part is done, and a deadline looms

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Waratah wombat

I've been painting an Australiana scene of animals around the billabong at Newtown with Grace Woods, Xantharea O'Driscoll and the Mission community.

We've been asking everyone what animal and plant they want to see in the mural. Pastor Brian is leaving in December after 13 years feeding and providing services for the poor and homeless and sustaining the local community. He will be missed, hopefully his successor will have the same commitment and energy.

Brian requested a wombat and waratah, so here's a sketch in preparation for painting on tuesday. The wombat is at the entrance to his burrow which he will resolutely defend, One of my first books was Harry the Hairy Nosed Wombat.

The billabong scene so far . It's in the hall housing the Jordan Cafe, where free lunches and dinners are served, originally a Wesleyan school hall. At the other end of the room is the Newtown Last Supper, which I painted of the locals in 2013-4

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

St Mary's and the city

A view from the top of the navy carpark on Cowper Wharf Rd from a couple of weeks when I was drawing some other Woolloomooloo drawings for the Weave painting

Gum tree behind Mum's

I've painted and drawn this tree quite a few times, as its the most open view from the back table at the mother's house 

Train seats, Xanthe's hula hoops and hair on the trip to Newcastle

Monday, October 16, 2017

Old Newtown Post Office

I've painted this beautiful building on King St before including a similar view - its from the Martin Luther King mural square where I draw portraits sometimes. Its even in the window in the Newtown Last Supper.

I'll go back and do some more soon 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Junction St Shed

Looking west from the corner  of Junction St and St Johns Rd in Forest Lodge.

Marooned workshop in a carpark

 An old industrial workshop marooned in a carpark off Junction St in Forest Lodge near my new studio