I was very fortunate to have met Andrew Arnaoutopoulos who gave me some fantastic feedback on my work and development. I am so grateful, from such an accomplished artist and a genuinely nice guy. His work is beautiful, thought provoking and honest, being a mix of his Greek heritage and his graphic commercial art background applied in his uniquely industrial style. I hope that he does not mind my summary of his work! There are some books of his work in the QCA library and click on his name to see a few examples of his work, represented by Milani Art Gallery at Wooloongabba.
I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
Graham Coomber suggested I watch this short film made by Saul Bass and Mayo Simon in 1968.
Why Man Creates. It is a brilliant summary of the creative mind. Why we do what we do.
Kelvin grove state college art staff organised a 2 day creative workshop for interested students to imagine and create the future of Brisbane into 2050. There was some fantastic ideas and results.
Clare Poppi does some really interesting jewellery. Plants literally growing from the jewellery. Quite beautiful.
I think that I am not alone in being in awe of the first artist/teacher who points out the richness that can come from art making. I was lucky to have turned up to where a retired printmaker was giving the basics in drawing. Just up the road from my place. For the next five years, a group of us gathered every week to be guided by this teacher, Graham Coomber, who developed in us the ability to see, to critically think, to engage with each other, to appreciate the art of the masters from history to current practices and who believes that we all have the ability to contribute our own practice to the people around us. If we work hard, the satisfaction follows. This is nothing new, it is just wonderful to have somebody guide you into that realisation, particularly when applying it to art. We all celebrated last night for the very worthy cause of raising money for the Burns Trauma & Critical Care Research Centre of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. It was lovely to meet some of the amazing people from the hospital that truly change lives.
Brisbane visual artist