My Artwork for sale on RedBubble

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kookaburra in my garden

This gorgeous fellow visited my garden this morning.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Realist Art In Oz - video

Hi all.
I have created a short video which shows some of my present and past art work styles. 

I hope you enjoy the images and the wonderful music score by RickVanMan (UK).

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Back and new in 2016

Hello all.

In 2016, I have changed genre of art and design from realist art to abstract art. My new technique utilizes acrylic paint on stretched canvas. I have named my technique "Drippour". This technique uses Liquitex pouring fluid, acrylic inks and stretched canvas boards of various sizes. It is a wonderful technique as every painting is unique and a one-off. The image above is just one example of my new works, and I will be adding more posts with more examples of my art as time goes on. 

My works will be for sale soon in Australia only, until I master the art of shipping overseas. A print of one of my works (the image above) is currently available through Redbubble, so anyone worldwide can access the opportunity to purchase this if they wish. More prints of my works will become available soon via Redbubble. 

I always welcome feedback and hope you get as much pleasure out of viewing my Drippour examples here, as I have done creating them.

Best wishes to all ;)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Well...I was laying back on a chair on my decking, whilst getting some fresh air to help my flu disappear, when this beautiful, massive jet flew over.
At the time I was also fiddling with my camera and it's settings and was lucky enough to snap a few shots of it.
There were patches of very low cloud and it just seemed to come out of nowhere. A bit spooky, but majestic and very low flying.
This beautiful jet was circling our area as part of the Melbourne Cup 'activities'.
The quality of the photo is not as good as I would have liked, but I was caught 'off guard'.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Cat Pencil Sketch

I've am aware that many visitors to this blogsite are very interested in my Cat Pencil Sketch, which was drawn in black pastel.

For those of you who are keen on perhaps the idea of this design printed on a great quality tshirt to give as a gift for the cat lover or maybe a gift just for yourself, please go to Realist Art In Oz on Red Bubble, where you will discover this (Cat Pencil Sketch) and many more of my illustrations and other designs, for sale as prints, cards, posters or tshirts.

Cheers :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Red Bubble Art Community

My illustrations and photographic designs are now available for purchase on Red Bubble as prints on canvas, laminated, framed, mounted or as gift/greeting cards.

Red Bubble is a vibrant community of artists whose works are some of the best and most professional I have seen for a while.

If you are looking for prints to adorn the wall of your home or office, or trying to find the perfect gift for the art lover or a gift which is an alternative to the usual, go to Red Bubble and be impressed with what is on offer there.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

My Ginger Kitten

This is another portrait of my kitten.

My Beautiful New Kitten

This is my cute new ginger kitten. She is a natural poser.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Another spaniel 'design' for my RedBubble shop.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A Cat Collection

This is an example of the artwork I have been adding to my shop on Cafe Press. There are many cat prints available for sale here. I am in the process of adding more. Click here if you would like to see these designs.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Autism story

Just a note here for those of you who are parents of children with autism; carers, friends or other family members, or just persons interested in stories surrounding living with a family member on the autism spectrum, I have written a book called "An Autism Connection - sharing the journey with other parents". If you are interested in previewing or purchasing this book (front cover illustrated by my son who has autism) please click on the following link

Friday, October 12, 2007

koala and her baby

kangaroo and joey

This is another example of a quick pastel pencil sketch of another of our favourite Australian animals, the kangaroo (and her joey).

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Digital photography and Digital Art

For further examples of my Digital Art and Digital Photography, click on the "DigiFlicks" link on the right of this page.
Apart from producing illustrations, which you will find below, as you scroll down, I also enjoy creating artwork with other creative mediums .
Hope you enjoy perusing them.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

This is a pencil sketch of the possum I created in colour pastel below.

The kookaburra. One of Australia's favourite birds, which sounds like it is laughing when communicating.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

cat - pencil sketch

This is another of my pencil sketches. I enjoy drawing animals. Soon I'll be looking for horses to photograph and draw. Strangely enough, horses used to be my passion from the age of 3 till I was in my twenties, when I owned a couple and used to show them, but I haven't done many drawings of them.

Little Poss

This little 'fella' is one of my 'quick' pencil sketches. These pieces don't take long to do, which can be a welcome change to some of the other, bigger and much more time consuming pieces, especially the pointilism pieces shown below.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

pastel - female nude

Again, the human body is a wonderful subject.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Possum no.2

This piece was done with brown, black and white pastel

cranky cat - pastel

This cat was unhappy when I took his picture, but I decided to maintain his 'agro' look when I finally drew him. It's all about realism :)

frilled neck lizard in pastel

Our land, Australia, is inhabited by some of the most beautiful and sometimes strange animals, providing artists, like myself, a plethora of subjects to base our artworks on.

male nude (pointilism)

This is another example of my 'drawings' done in the style of pointilism. Again a very time consuming piece. The symmetry of the muscles in the human body are really quite incredible - it's natures' 'art'.

pointilism (female nude)

The form of the human body has always fascinated me and is a subject I enjoyed studying at University many years ago. This piece was produced by using an extremely fine pointed ink pen. There are no lines drawn at all. Leonardo Davinci and Michaelangelo are among some of my favourite artists. Apart from pointilism, which is very time consuming, I enjoy painting nudes in ink-wash.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

pastel wren

Birds are not usually my preferred subject for drawings, but these little birds are just beautiful. We have them visit our native garden sometimes and they are lovely to observe as they play around in the trees courting each other.

Koala pencil sketch

I've always loved Australian fauna. My father, who was a professional artist and an Architect, and I used to travel around our countryside photographing various subjects. I was always keen to photograph our native animals and create my drawings from them.

pastel tiger

This pastel drawing of a tiger was done for my sons, who love tigers. I particularly enjoy aiming to have the eyes of my 'subjects' look as if they are 'following' you around the room.

pastel bush baby

This work is of a possum dubbed the "Bush Baby". It is one of my most favourite pieces of the pastel works I have done yet. Produced on an A4 sized paper. Pastel is one of my favourite mediums. Though it can be time consuming and somewhat finnicky, I always enjoy the results you can achieve with it.