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June Update 2: Drawing New Pathways

 Godwin Bradbeer, Cameo Matrix - Blue

Godwin Bradbeer, Cameo Matrix - Blue

I have just returned from viewing Godwin Bradbeer's exhibition, Gravitas, at James Makin Gallery (running til 26 June). The show is a stunning collection of beautifully hand rendered works on paper, and Bradbeer affirms once again that representations of the human figure can continue to provoke and inspire the human imagination to works that are well crafted, mysterious and compelling.

A passionate artist and educator, Godwin has influenced many Australian artists and students charting their own paths through the maze of possibilities presented by art. If the human figure is in your sphere of interest, you should see these works in person  or explore his website. I'm sure you won't be disappointed...

Studies continue for my next series of works - some recycled from earlier studies, others are new and informing the smaller paintings currently in progress. The time with my subjects and models in the studio is crucial for strengthening observation and adding to my own stock of images. These are the sources that I draw from when tackling new works, and that I hope to be sharing with you in my next solo show...

 Cafe Figure Study

Cafe Figure Study

 Study of Jess W

Study of Jess W