Hi all, I hope you have thawed out from the winter chill and enjoying this spring weather! While I do enjoy the sound of rain on a tin roof a bit of warm sunshine is beautiful.


Over the past 6 weeks I have been teaching my Charcoal for Beginners Workshop to the lovely people at the Burnside Painters Group. I was very impressed with not only the standard of the works but the willingness to jump in and give this new technique a go. I find this with all my classes and I am so proud of the accomplishments made. I’m sure students end up hearing the words form, shape and tone in their subconscious forevermore! A random selection of the current students works can be seen in this post slider.


I have another Drawing for Beginners class starting on the 17th of October at Pt Noarlunga. Places are filling up fast so if you or someone you know might be interested in coming along please don’t hesitate to contact me.

As a follow on from the Drawing for Beginners, I run a Guidance Class. This class helps to refine your skills while working on your own projects. It is a very relaxed atmosphere for all skill levels. The next Guidance Class is this Saturday 23rd of August from 10am-12.30pm. You can download the Calendar for classes here 

Follow this like for more information on both drawing classes


Following on from the David Shepherd WAY Exhibition I was invited to donate a ‘sketch’ to the Explorers Against Extinction ‘Sketch for Survival’ Fundraiser in London. The purpose of the exhibition is twofold. They aim to raise
vital awareness about the threat of extinction to iconic species such as elephant, lion and rhino, as well as raising funds and donating resources to nominated wildlife charities and organisations. 
 All artwork has been donated to raise funds for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) and Animals saving Animals (ASA).

Professional Artists and Celebrities were asked to donate a 15 minute sketch (most of you would know my ‘sketches’ take 100x longer than 15 mins haha) which will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Even Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Fry have made artworks! If you would like to know more or even bid on some great artwork for this brilliant cause please check out the website Explorers Against Extinction


Good news this week too regarding Snow Leopards – they are no longer considered an Endangered Species!! Their conservation status has been downgraded to Vulnerable which is fantastic. They still aren’t out of the woods yet, so to speak, but conservation efforts are working which is a big leap in the right direction.

And finally I just want to say thank you to all of you. Each of you who follow my artistic journey by reading my ramblings, attending classes, purchasing artworks and just sending well wishes all combines to allow me to do what I do. As I’m sure you are aware the life as an artist is quite different from the ‘normal 9-5’ and community support goes along way to getting our works out in the public space. I have some exciting things planned for the coming year so I hope you continue to follow as the story unfolds……

Take care and happy drawing