Sunday, 16 February 2014

Perth International Arts Festival 2014

Great to see the turn out at the Perth International Arts Festival last Friday. It's a shame that I only had a flying visit and couldn't enjoy the many creative opportunities on offer.

But at least in some small way I will be a part of it at my book launch this coming Sunday....haven't pencilled this event in your diary?? Please do!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Annie's Snails - Launch Venues

The two book launches for chapter book 'Annie's Snails' are approaching faster than a snail (or I) can run!

Written by popular author, Dianne Wolfer, and illustrated by yours truly, this book is my first with Walker Books Australia.

Definitely take time out to come to one or both of these launches. The first will be part of the Perth Writers Festival on Feb 23rd - more info here.

This will be followed closely by a launch in Albany on Feb 27th. This more intimate launch will be held at the Albany library 5:30 - 6:30pm. More information here.

Both launches are free, family events so head down for a few fun activities and an enjoyable chill out! :)

The Medieval Artist Mouse

As the last wash of paint is applied to the 'Medieval Artist' I can contentedly lay down the brush and proclaim it finished!

It's a painting that has taken a while to understand itself .  I originally aimed for the warmness of a sitting room before veering towards the coolness of a conservatory.

Created in watercolour, gouache, coloured inks and colour pencils over ink. The original painting is available for purchase. For queries please contact me directly.

Greeting cards and archival prints (29.7 x 21cm) are available at Creations in a Teapot.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Holiday Illustration Workshops WA

Thanks to a number of libraries from Perth and the South West for hosting me for illustration workshops over the the Christmas school holidays.

A great number of young artists tackled a range of activities with fun, fantastic and occasionally surprising results. Well done to the parents and grandparents for bringing them!

Thanks to Collie Library for their feedback:

"....Gabriel was punctual, well prepared, entertaining and engaging with both the children and their parents. We had about 15 children ranging in ages from 6 - 10 and you could have heard a pin drop when it was their turn to draw as they were so motivated by Gabriel's explanations and examples. I highly recommend Gabriel as a presenter."