I’m truly humbled to be the winner of the Works on Paper Prize as part of the Balco Art Prize at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery today with my gouache artwork ‘Porcelain Kitty‘.
A huge congratulations to my very talented art buddies Stu Nankivell who won the Balco Art Prize (overall winner) for ‘Onions in the Dark’ and Alexia Prokopec who was runner up with ‘First Light’.
Thank you to all of the sponsors, especially Margaret Baker who sponsored my prize, and the wonderful team of volunteers at the gallery.
As much as I love to host large public events, my favourite way to share the Paint and Plonk experience is with a smaller private group. I have been a part of hen celebrations, birthday parties, work team building as well as personalised art workshops throughout the Mid North in SA, the Barossa Valley, Adelaide and other places in between.
To make it easier to book in these events I have updated my online store.
Check it out here and let me be a part of your next celebration. 🥂
Last week I met with the lovely Tania from TEA – The Entrepreneurial Artist podcast to have a chat about my art business.
Have a listen to find out a bit more about me and what I do.
Also, make sure you take the time to listen to the amazing stories of other artists who have turned their talents into a business.
The Journey Studio’s Art Group Christmas Party at The Olive Bus was a bit chilly this year with the temperature well below what is expected in an Australian summer. The hot chocolates were a hit though to keep us warm while we enjoyed their delicious food.
Each year we do a Kris Kringle and share a lot of laughs.
Art group resumes on 1 February 2021. For more information email email@example.com
2020 has certainly been a strange year and has had a huge impact on running events. As South Australia begins to get back to a ‘new normal’ I had just enough time for one last public event before the festive season begins.
Redwing Farm has a unique venue space in their shearing shed which has been converted as a wedding venue and workshop area. It had a lovely rustic feel and, with the plonk flowing, a party atmosphere.
Kookaburras and flowers were created along with a couple of experiments with ink.
At the Clare Valley Portrait Prize, held annually at the Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre, I was fortunate enough to receive the Incentive Prize for my portrait of Elizabeth Haywood, author of ‘The Dressmaker’s Companion’ and ‘Zero Waste Sewing’.
I chose to paint Liz as she is not only a very interesting person but she has a great smile and I liked the challenge of painting her with her trusty Singer sewing machine as well as some different fabrics.