Mick Egan; The boy from the bush, with not the easiest of upbringings. Made the pilgrimage to the big city to study fine art at the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts), a far cry from his hometown digs, and expectations, of playing footy and sinking cans as a man’s man. Mick revelled in this…

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anglesea river reflections

Did you just get a little bit of sick in your mouth too? “What inspires you to be an artist?” – feels like such a pretentious and cringe-worthy question when said out loud don’t you think? We have to put blame on the “art establishment” for placing so much emphasis on this question, but more importantly…

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Clive Cawthorn - Artist

Clive and Winifred on their wedding day. The artist in my family was my grandfather (my mother’s father), or “Pop” to my younger brother and I. A coach painter, a sign writer, and a landscape artist. Clive Cawthorne, was my first, and consistent exposure to a real working artist growing up. He had built a…

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The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever — Jacques Yves Cousteau www.seastoke.com

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Painting the sea is a combination of two great passions for me; painting, and the ocean. Reading many essays by established seascape painters past and present, they note great amounts of time are to be invested in studying the sea, it’s movements, interactions with the coast, rocks and plant life. The ebb and flow of…

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I recommend the book, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, from Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Twenty-Thousand-Leagues-Under-The/book-aszyC1H0V0CCjIza-k-4Jg/page1.html

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A Sunday afternoon in the studio, a quik study appropriated from a Kim Cogan piece.

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