Barbara von Seida’s “Follow Me” exhibition

I went to see an exhibition by Barbara von Seida at the Carlton Gallery (part of The Arts Junction) in Katikati yesterday. As soon as I walked in, I said, “these are my kind of paintings”—heavily abstracted landscapes with beautiful colour and atmosphere. The only thing I didn’t like was that many of the paintingsContinue reading “Barbara von Seida’s “Follow Me” exhibition”

Abstracting the Landscape with Lewis Noble

I really enjoyed this episode of Art Juice—partly because I’m strongly drawn to abstracted landscapes at the moment, but also because Lewis is so warm and down to earth. Louise also asks some great questions, and the conversation between them flows naturally. (Some podcast interviews are quite awkward.) Art Juice is fast becoming one ofContinue reading “Abstracting the Landscape with Lewis Noble”

Green Bay mural by Doug Ford

I love this mural at the Green Bay shops. (The above photo is only part of it; you can see the whole mural on the Resene site.) Every time I stand and look at it, I relax, because I feel like I’m looking at a real sea scene. Clever how the phone box in frontContinue reading “Green Bay mural by Doug Ford”

A proper mailing list!

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might remember that I have a crazy dream. Well, one of the things I’m lead to believe might help (apart from working hard to become a good painter) is a mailing list. And because mailing lists take so long to build, I thought I’d startContinue reading “A proper mailing list!”