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Studio blog Jan 2020

The search goes on, trying to make a painting with blue lines and green background became an obsession. Lots of small paintings that kept getting painted over!

Studio blog Feb 2020

A section of the painting, still a work in progress, the background is a kind of Phthalo turquoise however the blue lines need a second coat.  It’s going to take a few more weeks!  

Studio blog Nov 2020

Back in the studio and I am continuing my experiments converting drawing to sculpture. The first attempt taught me a lot about what not to do, and what might work!

Studio blog Mar 2020

I arrived back in Bangkok on 2nd Dec. in my studio was a large canvas 110×240 cm with a drawing on it ready to be painted.   Little did I know at the time that this painting would take four months to finish.    I certainly learnt a lot about the chameleon-like nature of turquoise and its […]

ABC interview: Artists behind Melbourne’s trams

Melbourne trams are no longer just yellow and green. Artists have painted murals on trams as part of the Melbourne International Art Festival. Lesley Dumbrell was one of the first people to put a paintbrush to the side of a tram in 1986. She joins artist Nyein Aung to discuss painting murals in bland places […]

The Tram is back

Melbourne’s painted trams have returned to the tracks for the Melbourne International Arts Festival. I am delighted to announce that my 1986 tram has been recreated in 2019. Watch this video for a peek at how it happened.

Travel blog July 2019

Returning to Bangkok at the end of June, I was lucky to join a group for a few days up in northern Thailand visiting Hill Tribe schools one of which was up in the high country in a remote village surrounded by thick Forrest. On returning to Bangkok, I have spent most of this month, […]

Studio blog April/May 2019

5 weeks over April/ May I spent much of my time enjoying being back in my studio in Australia, sorting out my stockroom and working on a full scale sculpture drawing.  Crucially, I also spent time working with Adam Tremellen at JMAR Engineering in Shepparton, to make a small, to-scale section of the red and […]

Studio blog Dec 2018

I am continuing with my experimental drawings with a view to a 3 dimensional sculptural piece made up of two dimensional planes. The red and green colour squares are to show how each two dimensional plane might interact with the other. You can see, in the first image, how the two planes could overlap. The […]

Studio blog Oct 2018

I am still working towards resolving the various challenges with this complex sculpture idea. I have finished the sculpture drawings, and have located a technician in Bangkok where I live, who is coming to see me tomorrow to work out how we can made a CAD file. I can then bring that CAD file to […]

In Bangkok Oct 2017

I am very excited to have an exhibition at the famous Eat Me restaurant in Bangkok.  Here are some installation shots. This exhibition runs November to January 2018.

Studio blog Nov 2017

After a colossal year which saw me realise my ideas for 3 dimensional form in an exhibition at Gallery H.  I have squeezed in several trips abroad including a recent voyage to Burma.  It has been a busy year and I am now back in the studio, working quietly, on something small.