Saturday, November 15, 2014

Playing with book covers

When I  publish I will use a designer, and probably one I will find on  but in the meantime, to encourage me with my Nanowrimo book (stalling on just under 20k words) I created these a few days ago.  Its a lot of fun hunting out images and playing with this kind of thing. And yes, am using a pseudoym for this genre.I created a separate blog for the book side of things but just getting started on it.


Friday, November 14, 2014


Macabre is my thought about these two.  There is a third person in this painting but I just CAN'T get her so this is work in progress.  Acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014


November is Nanowrimo month! The month during which thousands of people around the world embark on a mission. To write a novel in one month, 50,000 words minimum.  I am participating again. I succeeded last year but that book is languishing in my laptop unfinished.  I've been writing on and off for a long time but frankly I am lazy. Nothing is finished, all unedited.  Still, I am looking forward to writing this month - the genre for me this time is horror.

One author who regularly participates in Nanowrimo is Netta Newbound, whose book "An Impossible Dilemma" is being published this month and is available for preorder on Amazon now.  Given the opportunity of reading it before publication, I encourage you to buy her book, I couldn't stop reading it once I had started. 
"An Impossible Dilemma" by Netta Newbound available on Amazon

Recent works

There is a work made for friends with a handwritten note by one of them - WARNING this contains offensive language. Don't like it, don't look.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dr Sketchy

I have been to a few Dr Sketchy events in Auckland and Wellington, I wish I could make every one, they're fun and make a change from regular life drawing. I'm not making a lot of art right now. At the moment I'm working on some hand painted journal pages and I'll post a photograph when done - is part of a collaborative project. Meantime, because I've been lazy and not posting on this blog I decided to post other links to things I'm interested or involved in.

Dr Sketchy for example!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

National Contemporary Art Award 2011

Went to see this exhibition last Friday. Inspiring and exciting! The winner was Andre Hemer from Sydney, a painting on the wall of an iphone QR code that linked to a google map showing where Pollock's "Blue Poles" painting is located in the Australian National Gallery.

The above picture comes from

The catalogue can be viewed online, is nothing like seeing them in front of you though.