Where I share my inspirations, new work announcements and whatever else I find interesting. To view my artwork or read any of my performance reviews please see the link to my homepage in the sidebar. Offended by occasional male nudity or awesome homoerotic art content? This is not the place for you.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Website Update


It's been a while since I have updated so I thought I had better post this quick update.  The last few weeks have been taken up with a number of craft projects, mostly birthday presents and other gifts for people.  

The projects themselves have been a great source of rehabilitation for upper body motor skills, cognitive skills AND my eyesight as I strive to improve my recovery 11 months after my stroke.  While they have been challenging and a lot of fun they have made me realise how much we take for granted when we are well and sometimes how much of a struggle we must go through when we aren't as well as what we used to be.  I am only now recovering sensation in my left hand as a result!

So now I head back to completing my new look website, which, while the homepage is the same, the remainder has been completely revised.  All of the galleries have a fresh new look and there are many new features I can't wait to show off.  I've also got some rather fun projects coming up too.  More on these later, I better get back to it.  Have a great week.

#WebDesign #Opera #Artist #Art

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday


Back in 2007, in the days before I discovered how to work successfully in digital media I was commissioned to do the paintings for a board game based on the Tarot deck called 'Love - The Deck of Destiny'.  I happened on them just now while trawling through the archives as I work on my new look website.  These are some of the images used.

That was 10 years ago, how things have changed in that time.  It seems just like yesterday.

While you're here have a listen to the recording below, of Shostakovich's Babi Yar Symphony No13, in honour of the poet Yevtushenko, who died earlier this week, whose words are here spoken by Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Have a great Easter break everyone.


#ThrowbackThursday #Shostakovich #BabiYar #Yevtushenko

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

OperaBox - a new season, a new commission


Here is my latest commission and now I can finally tell you about it now that the season has been launched. It's the poster for the Western Australian premiere of Massenet's ever popular Manon to be performed by OperaBox.  I'm proud to be associated with this company and have just updated their website with new season information.  The cast will be announced soon.

Stay tuned for a completely new look to be launched in a few weeks, I'll keep you posted.  For now however, head here for more information.

In the meantime why not acquaint yourself with some of the most stunning music Massenet ever wrote in one of my favourite recordings.  It's not complete but has substantial slabs with what is in my opinion the most perfectly cast lovers on disc - Anna Moffo and Giuseppe di Stefano, and conducted by the great Rene Leibowitz.  Enjoy.



#OperaBox #Massenet #Manon #AnnaMoffo #GiuseppediStefano



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