I’ve been painting Allison Browning who is an Australian writer. You can see her work here: LINK!
I met Allison on my brief trip to Australia earlier this year – her house was full of beautiful things and she was really lovely to speak to and work with. I originally wanted to use this as a drawing but with the colours of her skin, dress and the other objects in this image made me change my mind – I felt it best to explore this image with paint.
Here are a few drawings I have been working on lately. I have been exploring new textures and backgrounds as I usually just work with solitary figures. These drawings are a part of an extremely large and daunting project I have taken upon – I will write more about it later.
All drawings from this project are on 30 x 30cm pieces of water colour paper and all are drawn in fine liner pen.
It’s getting cold cold cold in Berlin and the sun is setting about 4PM. We have moved house again – this new place is a treasure. It’s in a very old building, I have eight flights of stairs to carry a baby up but we get allllllll of the light that this city has to offer at this time of the year.
Here is the warm up poster for the Melodica festival – I went to a few and got to see people like Phia, Owls of the Swamp, Susanna Berivan and Ray Mann perform. Click on their names to listen to their tunes – all amazing and all very different .
Here is the poster for the actual festival.. Featuring a dancing fox, badge playing ukulele, a squirrel and a glockenspiel and a bunny playing tambourine:
I finished this painting a while ago but just let it sit on my wall in my studio before photographing it. I think I took so long as I wasn’t sure if it was finished but also this is a very personal piece.
This is from a few photos that we first took of Anja after her birth. It’s also based on my faded memory of that event.
My poem ‘His Hand’ has been shown on the scrolling text at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia, as a part of the Overload Poetry Festival.
I don’t really know more details and had no idea it was accepted, but the lovely Michael Reynolds took the photograph for me.
Saturday evening was our studio’s opening – It was the first art event of mine that I have been to since July 2009! So many people showed up and though they had to climb through the window, it got packed and just kept going.