June News: Save the date Incognito Art Show 18.06.22 Sydney

8am Saturday 18th June 2022Incognito Art Show 2 Lacey Street Surry Hills (Sydney). All works $1002000+ participating artists (including one from me) In-person sales only. THE TWIST? The identity of all artists will be anonymous when the artwork is exhibited online and when it’s sold in-person. Only once purchased will the artist’s identity be revealed on […]

April News: Penny Olsen ’Feather and Brush: A History of Australian Bird Art’

Dr Penny Olsen’s new 2022 edition of ’Feather and Brush: A History of Australian Bird Art’ (2nd Ed. CSIRO Publishing), is now available from all good book stores. The new edition features two of my museum extinction paintings Elegy (2009, Queensland Museum) and Extinct Paradise parrots (2012, Private collection). Thank you for seeing my life’s […]

March News: Bush Heritage Australia Pullen Pullen Fundraiser

March 2022 News: The latest @bushheritageaus fundraiser is supporting the incredible Pullen Pullen Reserve, based on Maiawali country, home to the endangered Night parrot + Plains Wanderer bird species. Supporters and newsletter subscribers also get a bookmark with my little Night parrot painting 🐦 If you would like to support the work of Bush Heritage Australia, please […]

News: Bimblebox 153 Birds show in Canberra 23 Feb- 3 April 2022

Bimblebox 153 Birds will be at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.  https://parksaustralia.gov.au/botanic-gardens/do/whats-on/exhibitions/bimblebox-153-birds/ 23 February – 3 April, 2022 Visitors Centre Gallery Open Daily, 9.30am – 430pm Clunies Ross St, Acton, ACT, Australia  There will be an evening event that is part of Canberra’s Enlighten Festival: 11 March, Nocturnal, A night time exploration of the Gardens […]

News:Bimblebox 153 showing in Beaudesert 11 Jan – 5 Feb 2022

Hi everyone- Happy New Year! The beautiful Bimblebox 153 is on show again in Beaudesert, Qld. Details below. E x ___________________ Bimblebox 153 Birds is currently on show at The Centre Beaudesert as part of their Feathered exhibition from 11 January – 5 February, 2022. Bimblebox 153 Birds is a unique installation of artist prints, […]

Coming soon 2022: Penny Olsen ‘Feather + Brush’ 2nd edition

Coming soon in May 2022: Penny Olsen’s Feather and Brush: A History of Australian Bird Art, Second Edition. CSIRO Publishing 2022. “Feather and Brush traces the history of bird art in Australia – from the simple engravings illustrating accounts of the earliest European voyages of discovery to the diversity of artwork available today. It explores the […]

November 21 News: Recent Night parrot works now available

My Night parrots works have just flown home safe and sound- thank you USC Art Gallery and Segue Art! The ceramic work Bird form (Night parrot) 2021, and the three paintings in The Queenslander series 2021, are now available for purchase: Bird form (Night parrot), 2021, ceramic. SOLD 13/12/21 Night parrot (Boulia 1990), 2021, oil […]

SOLD!: Art Auction for Ben Quilty #unhcr Afghanistan fund: ends 5pm Sunday 5 Sept 2021(AEST)

Update 5 Sept 21: sold to the wonderful bidder Fiona Sutton Wilson! My thanks to everyone that participated ❤️ x ———————————————————————— Like many Australians, I’ve felt helpless watching the crisis in Afghanistan unfold. So I’m auctioning this #magpie art work on Instagram and donating 100% of the funds to support the Afghanistan #unhcr fundraiser, set […]

August News: “Sites of Connection” group exhibition, USC Art Gallery

SITES OF CONNECTION 23 AUGUST TO 30 OCTOBER 2021 Sites of Connection illuminates the work of artists at the intersection of creative practice and environmental research. The works move beyond the literal presentation of scientific research to demonstrate how artists employ creative methods to imaginatively explore environmental topics which illuminate ideas, spark curiosity, and generate dialogue. Connecting audiences […]

Reindeer head, Iceland (after Dürer) 2019…some thoughts

At an artist talk I did recently, a number of people in the audience asked why I didn’t include my encounter stories with works posted on this website as a didactic. They felt the combination enriched their experience of my paintings. It’s always tricky for me to navigate sharing materials and narratives from my process […]

Small work in Outerspace ARI Auction Fundraiser, Brisbane: Fri Nov 1, 2019.

    Hi everyone! I’m parting with one of my fav small GBR works for the @outerspace.ari auction coming up Fri Nov 1.   If you’ve ever wanted one of my paintings, support emerging and early-career Brisbane artists, start an art collection, and/or support a great local artist run space at the same time, come along […]