Monthly Archives: February 2016

Performance

I was fortunate to be in the audience when Miyako, Hinagiku, Ryoka, Tomitae and Tomitsuyu (Geiko and Maiko from Gion Higashi) performed in Perth, Western Australia, on Friday evening.  (Click on the images below to enlarge them.) It was the first time … Continue reading

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Promenade

Art made with coloured pencils does not have to be sharply defined, precise and detail-filled. Pencils can create their own version of impressionism; loose and soft with boundaries spilling over, merging and melting into one another. As you, Honourable Viewer, are … Continue reading

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Maiko and Geiko to Visit Sydney, Perth, Auckland and Wellington

What is a dream come true?  When people you fly half way round the world to see, actually come to you.  I found out about this inaugural visit of Maiko and Geiko to Australasia from Facebook.  (See, it’s good for something!) … Continue reading

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Encounter

For the past month I have been working on “Encounter”.  The drawing came out of a combination of two photos I had taken back in spring, 2013.  In this drawing I take reality and spin it into a slightly different … Continue reading

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Nothing but Flowers

Down beside the Avon river there used to be genteel houses set among lush gardens.  I used to think that if I lived in Christchurch, I would like to live in one of these old houses.   Now look.  The … Continue reading

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