Australian How To Paint

Getting Outdoors

In pursuing my life-long love of art, I have studied portrait painting with Muriel and John Balmain for a number of years. I have also undertaken studies at Sturt University in Bathurst.

I was born in Melbourne. My home is now at Mt Evelyn, in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges.

My artistic passion lies in getting outdoors … be it by the ocean or in the landscape. There is nothing better than setting up the French easel on a sunny day, and bringing something back to the studio that is totally fresh and original. I have a friend who I paint with on such

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