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Watch my Youtube video of this work being created – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gBzGFavv_8
An Animal Affair
Donated for the Dandelion Wishes Gala for silent auction on February 24th, 2017, which will raise funds for the new Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton, Victoria.
Materials: Faber Castell Polychromos and Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils, blended with odourless mineral spirits.
Approximately 17 hours of work.
A first draft of this (which is seen toward the end of the video) was planned to arrange the components of this image. I wanted a clean artwork for the final piece, so I created a first draft to be traced to complete the final work.
An Animal Affair represents both my country hometown of Mildura, in the Sunraysia region, and Melbourne.
I have a close connection to both places, as I was born and live in Mildura, but I travel to Melbourne frequently.
Mildura is known for its production of fruits. Approximately 80% of Victoria’s grapes come from Mildura.
This gathering of native Australian animals represents rural Australian life, except for the indecisive ‘hipster’ possum, who can often be found frequenting Melbourne’s trendiest bars and cafes.
Donated to Variety Victoria for the Variety Great Grand Final Lunch 2018, which will raise funds for disadvantaged and special needs children. Unfortunately for medical reasons I had to hold onto this for next years event.
Materials: Faber Castell Polychromos and Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils on paper, blended with odourless mineral spirits.
The following artworks are for the Variety Victoria Mother’s Day Lunch on May 12th, 2017, which will raise funds for sick, disadvantaged and special needs children throughout Australia.
Artwork size: 9.5 inches x 7.5 inches Frame size: 17 inches x 13.5 inches Materials: charcoal, paint, glitter and ink on watercolour paper.
Size: 12 inches x 10 inches Materials: acrylic paints on canvas.
I painted this vest to wear to Suzi Quatro’s Melbourne concert at Hamer Hall on 18-02-17.
I planned to transfer the artwork, which was drawn with a heat transfer pencil on baking paper, with an iron but it didn’t work, hence the wonky text.
I used normal acrylic paints mixed with Jo Sonja’s textile medium. I also sealed the paint with this textile medium.
The silver studs were added, and prior to painting I did spray bleach onto parts of the vest to lighten the areas I was going to paint on.
Sharing something different – here’s an Iced Vovo biscuit brooch I made using air dry clay, beads, pouring medium and acrylic paint.