5 million dollars, and the smug guy on the left

So 5 million dollars would be great yes? Well more on that in a second, I’ve just had a surprise exhibition dropped on me (softly) the install is this Sunday, down in Warrnambool, Victoria – Australia. SO I quickly got some little works framed up and they look great… The exhibition is in the new Maddens Lawyers foyer, brand new and I am the first person to exhibit there… 219 Koroit st. Warrnambool is the address, open 9 – 5 next week. Below are some of the smaller and larger works marked for the exhibition, prices will be up next week.

exhibition selection small paintings

Now to the 5 million dollars, and the smug guy on the left. I could swear if you look at the picture of the two who managed to make off with Rembrandts, Vermeers and some -he looks like even in the police drawing that he is smiling a little… see the full story here.

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/march/reward-offered-for-return-of-stolen-gardner-museum-artwork/reward-offered-for-return-of-stolen-gardner-museum-artwork

smileyOh and the value of the paintings they stole, 500 million. If that isn’t inspiration to buy some paintings I don’t know what is.

Denis Napthine… Well I already painted his portrait…

Ted Baillieu
Denis Napthine, Charity Portrait

So I’m not known for my portraits of politicians, but I finished this portrait last year for a fundraiser for ArtLink, helping students with special needs continue to have the chance to make art…It’s still available for sale…

When I did the portrait of Denis Napthine, Ted Baillieu was still in power for the Liberals in Victoria. I asked Denis for one word that would describe him to all.

‘Determined’.

Was his answer. It seems he was and is. Pre – Emptive?

Many years… Many, many years…

15x 20 cm oil on board study

For many years I have driven past this place in Warrnambool and wished to paint the house on the hill which late in the evening changes into something more… There have been a few places I have wanted to do this and… Due to unforeseen events those places have been wiped off the face of the earth. Australia is tough.

I have an exhibition coming up in Warrnambool late this month so I am busily painting to have some new pieces for the show!

Thanks for visiting!