Blender Lane Artist Market this December!

Blender Lane marketI’m lucky enough to have been accepted into the Blender Lane Artist Market community this December! I will have a stall at their night market every Wednesday up until Christmas, so come and visit me and say hi at my first professional market!

The vibe of the market is nothing like I’ve ever experienced in Melbourne. Here you will find niche, unique hand-made items from local Melbourne artists. Last time I was there I picked up a gorgeous little wooden laser-cut cloud ring with tiny raindrops. I think I will be doing all my Christmas shopping here, not to mention supporting local artists!

When Louis the Frenchie, Gus the pug, Woosa the crazy cat and myself will be at Blender Lane Artist Market:

Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th

Time: 5pm – 10pm

Location: 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne

For more info about the market, you can visit their Facebook page.

Hope to see you there!

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Upwey Grassroots Market this Saturday

I’m so excited to have been given a space at the Upwey Grassroots Market this Saturday, 22 November. This will be my first market – I’m grateful that my mum will be there beside me with her own little table selling découpage boxes! Check us out.

Me and Gus
Me and Gus

This is a great little twilight market with strictly hand-made products from local people. Come and support local artists this Christmas and buy unique, hand-made presents rather than mass-produced, unoriginal crap from chain stores.

I’d love to see you if you can come by – we will be in the Hall at the market.

Market deets:

Where: Off Main Street in Upwey. Map here: www.grassrootsmarket.com.au/GrassRoots/upwey.html

When: Saturday 22nd November, 2pm til 7pm

Why: Because markets are awesome

 

Exhibition paintings in progress

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Abstracts in progress

It’s just over three weeks until the exhibition and I’m painting madly and doing some shameless self-promotion with the arrival of my postcard invitations.

I thought I’d share a few pieces in progress, as people often ask about the process I use in painting my abstracts. I haven’t bought a proper easel yet, so I currently paint in my lounge room surrounded by tubes of acrylic paint – which I choose to use mostly by random selection.

I like to start off with lighter colours, almost always yellow, and sit for hours just painting shapes until I cannot see any white canvas anymore.

I’ve worked on the ones pictured here for about five hours. I go over the colours multiple times until the surfaces of the shapes are smooth and thick. And then comes my favourite part – defining the shapes with black lines. This brings out clusters of coloured shapes whose relationships with each other change the moment I add the black paint – the canvas squirms with colour and life and I get really excited the closer I get to finishing it.

I can’t wait to put these paintings at Lentil as Anything from the 4th of January – if you do stop by I hope you get some enjoyment out of them!

First solo exhibition at Lentil as Anything

I have been invited to exhibit a range of abstract paintings at my first solo exhibition at Lentil as Anything, Abbotsford, in January 2014!

Lolipop
Lolipop

The exhibition launches on January 4th, 2014 and runs through to January 31st.

Come and experience the pay as you feel culture of Lentil as Anything – fill up on a delicious vegetarian buffet created by dedicated volunteers and take a look around the restaurant walls at some of my works.

I’m very grateful to those at Lentil as Anything who have given me this opportunity to exhibit my work at such an inspiring location, and am very excited for you to see it!

For more info, contact me or visit their website.

Lentil as Anything details:

Address: 1-3 ST Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067

Phone: (03) 9419 6444

Melway: a 44 F5
Opening Hours:  09.00AM – 09.00PM (everyday)
Breakfast:   09.00AM – 09.00PM
Lunch:   12.00PM – 04.00PM
Dinner: 06.00PM – 09.00PM