Giving back with my art

Giving back with my art is an important part of creativity and my work, because the more I share and contribute, the more I realise I have...and all of these experiences are wonderfully inspiring gift.  Today I was invited to present a masterclass at my old high school, not only as recognition of my achievements but to celebrate the school's 40th birthd ...

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A focus on contrast and value for lustre roses on porcelain

One of the most important elements of designing your work when creating mood, to communicate and idea or point of interest or to evoke a feeling from your work, is the use of contrast and value .  The focus on strong contrasts of light and dark in paintings is termed as Chiaroscuro, an Italian terms from the Renaissance where usually bold contrasts affe ...

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The Nature of Spring on porcelain

I love this painting! While I love most of my paintings, the journey of this painting has been wonderful, and I'm very pleased with the result of The Nature of Spring on porcelain.  I started this painting 12 months ago, and it has taken this long for the ideas to form and come to life, as explored techniques and ideas for my New Collection of works. ...

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My new collection of works has flowed from the previous collection called Destiny and Love.  All of my collections are discerning the ideas and experiences I journey through, so in some way they are all in flow.  I started this new collection last year and I haven't shared these art works online yet.  I've been sharing a few test firings which you can s ...

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I make art to show my soul I am listening. Are you listening? Maybe you can't hear it clearly, or loudly enough... But I am listening and feeling everyday...pure bliss.   I can't find the reference of who wrote this, but I love this quote.   Does this quote inspire you? ...

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