WEEKEND STUDIO / GALLERY OPENING
On the weekend of 11th & 12 June Maleny is again hosting "Gardens On The Edge", when 6 beautiful private gardens are open to the public. This event usually draws many people to Maleny. One of the gardens belongs to our good friends and neighbours, two doors down Thynne Court, so we are also opening our STUDIO / GALLERY for both Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.
For details on the gardens: http://maleny.qld.au/event/gardening-on-the-edge/ & www.malenygardenclub.org
Also I am finishing off paintings for a mixed exhibition "Mutual Respect", opening on 25th June at Art On Cairncross, here in Maleny. Tom McAulay, Rex Backhaus-Smith, Mike Nicholas and myself all began our careers at the same time about 47 years ago. We have been friends from the beginning, but have each gone our own artistic ways. We have all managed in that time to live totally from our art, but have never held an exhibition together. We are now all represented at Art On Cairncross, so it should be fun.
For details: http://www.artoncairncross.com.au/
This is one of the paintings included: "Restaurant Rome" 50 x 40 cm, a subject from our recent Christmas trip to Italy
I have never really sought much in the way of commissions, but lately I have received a few great ones.
Recently I was made a wonderful offer to go to the Pilbara and Port Hedland to do a series of commissioned paintings. It will be new subject matter for me, and I am not sure where it will lead, but I have been looking for new directions. We are heading off in July on what might be a whole new direction.
Also a client here at Montville has commissioned a painting of their beautiful view overlooking Lake Boreen.
I have also recently completed a large commission for a client of his magnificent Glass House Mountains view. He has also commissioned another small painting which is near completion. This late afternoon vista is 137cm x 72cm.