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 […]

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 […]

‘Life on Earth’ Exhibition opening World Environment Day: 5 June 2019, Metro Arts Brisbane, 6-8pm.

Life on Earth: Selected Fieldtrip Encounters with Wild Species (2011-2019), opens this World Environment Day, Wednesday 5 June 2019, 6-8pm at Metro Arts Brisbane. Artist talk: Saturday 15th June, 3pm. My show ‘Life on Earth’ is a labour of love, and reveals selected personal encounters with threatened, endangered and extinct species experienced during global fieldtrips […]

‘This Wild Song’ exhibition opening September 1 2018: Town Hall Gallery Melbourne

‘This Wild Song X Town Hall Gallery’ exhibition, a project by photographer Ilona Nelson, opens 1 September 2018, 2-4pm, Town Hall Gallery, in Hawthorn, Melbourne. Three of my GBR project paintings will be available for sale amongst the work and portraits of some great fellow Australian women artists. Town Hall event details: This Wild Song […]