Category Archives: Art

Birds in Print and in the Studio

I’ve always had an affinity with birds, perhaps because I’ve always wanted to fly, physically, not just metaphorically.  Some years ago, as a wildlife carer for WRES – Statewide Wildlife Rescue Emergency Service, based in Bendigo, I came to be … Continue reading

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Printing for a Cause

There are times when inspiration strikes through unexpected means.  Via a friend on Facebook I came to learn of the plight and struggle of a teenage lad.  At seventeen, his entire life has been one continuous battle for survival.  There … Continue reading

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Paint or Print, a Quandary

There’s a freedom in painting, working with acrylics, that is not present when I embark on a new print, particularly when starting a new reduction print.  As passionate as I am about printmaking, there are times I yearn for that … Continue reading

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An Illuminating Woodcut

This time of year is busy with art shows and awards, among which is the annual John Shaw Neilson Art Prize. As part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, the award celebrates the life and poetry of Neilson, born in … Continue reading

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A Printing Press by Another Name

I do enjoy printing with a metal spoon or baren (a small, handheld bamboo disk used for burnishing the back of the printing paper), but there are times I’d like to play with a press.  I also love old things.  … Continue reading

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Someone’s Best Friend in Print, Paws and All.

Yesterday, the temperature soared into the forties (centigrade). I was coping okay.  Too hot to make printing ink work down in the studio, I battened down, working on my novel, regularly cringing as the violent winds bludgeoned the gum trees … Continue reading

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Times Past in Linocuts

Remembering through printmaking. Continue reading

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