Well 2020 has not been what was expected in the Life Drawing world. We closed down FAB over a month ago, and of course our trips to Bali are now off the radar. There have been some brave attempts here in Perth to run online model sessions but I have had no reports yet of their success. Clearly this is going to be a bumpy year. Ah well, there is a studio to clean and a heap of drawing to photograph, and thinking maybe a self portrait. Who knows I might even do a painting.
Hope you are all safe and well, come back in a few weeks and there might be some new drawing to look at.
Three more sessions at FAB, final in the 16th December, and then its the silly season until we start again Feb 3rd. Its been a great year, two Bali visits and another coming up in lat April next year [one place left]. My challenge this year has been portraits. Deep gratitude to Carolyn Francis and her studio portrait sessions in Midvale on Thursday mornings. Such a good drawing vibe. For a bit of nostalgia I have included some early works around 10 years ago. Seasons blessings…Peter
Busy time of the year.
The Body Beautiful show opens at Atwell Gallery in Myaree from October 8th. Great place to see a showcase of life drawing and figure arts from Perth’s vibrant life drawing community. Take a look, great range of works and reasonable prices. Yes I will be exhibiting.
We are off to Bali again, this time late March early April of 2020. Get in very quick if you are interested, go to Bali Bound page on this site for details.
Figure Arts Bassendean just gets better and better. Forty seven Artists at our last Monday public holiday event. Three model stations and a fabulous musician, great food. How good is that! Our copious space manages it well. Every Monday, 9.30 until 12.30. Map and details go to ‘the Scene’ on this site.
Off for another Bali drawing trip with 5 artists. Great time of the year to be in Bali. Next visit is planned for April 2020. Two already interested. Dates to follow.
Georgia and I are off to Bali for an Art Retreat in September [10th to 18th] We take only 5 person in our studio and have 2 places left. Non participating partners welcome, beautiful accommodation.
Take a look at the Bali Bound page for details.
Off to Bali again on the 20th for three weeks. This time I will be co-facilitating two workshops for men and getting a little artwork done as well. Back for Basso’s final session on the 17th December.
Our visit to Bali in April/May 2019 has one place left so if you are interested get in quick. These retreats are always popular so this is advanced notice of a further event in September. I will publish dates ASAP.
We have had a rush of female applicants for modeling recently so this is to advise that it is unlikely that you would get a gig as a new female model in Perth prior to the Christmas break in mid December as models are booked in advance. Bookings starts again mid January. For details go to our ‘being a model’ page.
We are off to Bali mid October for our next Art Retreat, so if you are interested in a further booking our first 2019 visit is April 30th to 9th May. Full details later.
I’m exhibiting at Atwell Gallery with the Body Beautiful group opening on the 27th August. Hoping to have around 20 pieces available at around $100 each. This is Perth most important figure drawing show and thanks so much to the organisers for putting it on every year. Atwell Gallery is on the corner of Noth Lake Rd and Canning Hwy. Myaree. Hope to see you there.
I little late for this information as Georgia and I have been away gazing at art in Europe.
Just two places left for the October visit departing Monday 16th and concluding on the 25th for full details go to our Bali bound page.
This is to advise that I have updated my ‘being a model’ section in an effort to support local model applications to register to become models in preference to ‘temporary’ models who might be visiting Perth. Before doing this I canvased the 20 or so persons who hire models in Perth and the idea met with unanimous approval.
Should any of our regular Perth models like a bit of extra spruking, please forward you details as per the questionaire in my ‘being a model’ section and I will send it out for you.