Tax Time Blood Bath

Tax Time Blood Bath

  You are standing in a darkened room with a large group of people who, like you, have come to see Tax Time Blood Bath. In front of you are five translucent plinths each glowing with a white light. On each plinth is a transparent table and chair. To the front of each...
Intestinal Flora

Intestinal Flora

I started this painting in 2014 in a frenzy of color that turned to mud in the shape of a colon. It sat in my studio for 3 years waiting for me to know what to do next. I painted the second layer just as explosivley as the first. Acrylic on canvas. 27″ x...
Emergent

Emergent

I’m expanding my art practice to include unplanned paintings. I don’t know what these are going to look like when I begin. I just begin. This is the most successful one to date. Once it was finished it didn’t feel like I had done it. I look at it the...
Mrs D

Mrs D

This painting started off as a little colour study I did one afternoon of my wife, Mege. I did it as a surprise for her birthday.  I should mention that I painted it by sight, meaning I didn’t measure anything from the original reference photographs I used....
Scrutiny

Scrutiny

This painting started with the figure of a woman. Once I had drawn and blocked it in I meditated on what the image of this woman evoked in me. The more I looked at the image, the more I began to wonder if I was looking at the woman from the correct side. Was she...
The allure of shame

The allure of shame

If I look a bit happy beside a painting with the heavy title of, “The allure of shame,” it’s because this painting was a marathon to paint. I took me 13 years!! It began as a simple picture of a woman on a beach which I painted in Brisbane in 2003. I...