Sunday, June 5, 2016

It's a strange experience painting a scene on the approximation of a human skull. I'm usually so careful as to how I express the inner personality of my sitter through meticulous skin tone, facial features, dress and the other objects in the painting. This skull demanded that I change my way of thinking to portray everything on the face and head, to think about how to express my concept on a...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Into my eager hands a full sized human skull (sadly only plaster) has just been deposited. I have been asked to decorate it for an exhibition and auction of embellished skulls which will be held at The Great New Zealand Craft Show in New Plymouth on Queen's Birthday weekend. 


It's an exciting concept and close to my heart as I have worked with skulls before but only i...

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