Painted Dreams Studio

"Making Equine Art Your Lifestyle"

ARTIST'S BLOG


May 2016. Exciting news! Rock'N'Ponies and paintings now available at Lila Lou's in downtown Jackson, WYOMING US. Thank you to Kathy Boyer Sanford for this great opportunity to have my work there in the historic Wort's Cabin.
I'm so excited about my future trip and events planned at the store soon :-) 
 
 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & STALLS 2016

Trade Stall at King's Creek Retreat "CANTER FOR CANCER" Afternoon Tea - Sunday 30th October 2pm - 5 pm. 84 King's Creek Rd, Krambach NSW 2429.  Contact Simone 0408 910 665 

Trade Stall at Burrell Creek Flower Show - Saturday 15th October 9 am - 3pm. Burrell Creek Hall, Gloucester Rd, Burrell Creek NSW 2429. 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & STALLS 2015

Trade Stall at Burrell Creek Flower Show - Saturday 17th October 9am - 3pm. Burrell Creek Hall, Gloucester Rd, Burrell Creek NSW 2429.

Taree Show Art Exhibition - Friday 11th October - Sunday 11th October 2015 at Taree Showgrounds, Muldoon Street, Taree NSW 2430. 

Trade Stall at Manning Valley Performance Horse Club Equine Art Exhibition - Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd August 2015. Taree Showground Art Hall, Muldoon Street, Taree NSW 2430. 9am - 4pm.

 I'm currently working on commissions for many international clients & 3 entries for the Equine Art show in August at Taree Showground this year.  The Dressage Championships will also be running at the same time as the Art show. 2 of my paintings were featured on NBN Mid North Coast news on Saturday 1st August covering the event.

UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITIONS & STALLS 2014                                                                                                      

 

Stall at Manning Valley Horse Health & Management Expo - Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November 2014 at Wingham Showground, Gloucester Rd, Wingham NSW 2429 

Stall at Manning Valley Performance Horse Club Spring Show - Sunday 26th October 2014 at Taree Showground, Muldoon Street, Taree NSW 2430.

Stall at Burrell Creek Flower Show - Saturday 11th October 2014 at Burrell Creek Hall 9am - 3pm.

Stall at Tuncurry Artist Bazaar - Saturday 27th Sept 2014 at Tuncurry Memorial Hall, Point Rd Tuncurry NSW 2428.  9am - 3pm. 

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"YEAR OF THE HORSE" - Opening Friday 31st January 6pm. Exhibition runs until 31st March 2014 at Cafe Mediterrano, 232 Victoria Street TAREE NSW 2430.  Ph 02 6552 4939. Open 7 days.

  "Manning River Times" 31/01/14. Article by Lauren Green. Photo by Carl Muxlow.

New work in progress - "CARNIVALE"

Wednesday 24th April 2013 - Still working on this new mixed media painting of 3 unicorns which is entered for an exhibition in the Hunter Valley in May during Scone Horse Week. Original will be available for sale.  SOLD  TO A COLLECTOR IN US.

                     

      the completed painting ........is gorgeous. It sparkles, shines & catches your eye.

                   

MY HORSES, MY INSPIRATION

Saturday 9th March 2013 - AUTUMN is the best time of the year. A few images of my horses.

                   

 Flood in March 2013

  

             Quarter Horse gelding SKIP & Paint bred mare FLAMINGO in the late afternoon light.

(USA) TRAIL OF PAINTED PONIES finalist for the Australian Art Competition 2012

 October 19th 2012

                

 My design "An Auzzie Christmas" Pony is currently the NSW finalist for the TRAIL OF PAINTED PONIES first Australian art competition. Voting is online at www.trailofpaintedponies.com/poll.php until November 5th 2012.   

                  

 "MANNING RIVER TIMES" - Friday 2nd November 2012 www.manningrivertimes.com.au

                   

Biggles & Beau

 September 2012 - Arab X Clydesdale geldings owned by a friend

                 

Sign Commission for "BRUMBY'S RUN"

 June 2012 - completed sign for a friend's equine property. Commission SOLD

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Drum Horse Colt "ELI" - Bethseda Drum Horse Stud in Victoria

 April 2012 - A visit to Bethesda Drum Horse stud in Victoria to photograph their Gypsy & Drum horses for future paintings.

                

                

The Artist at work

Sunday 30th October 2011 - Watercolour workshop with well known award winning Australian watercolour artist Helen Goldsmith.  The workshop was held at The Other Side Cafe & Gallery owned by local artist Wendie Patch.  We had a great day painting still life subjects.

                 

                

               

 Artist Kath Mears & tutor Helen Goldsmith

                                       

Cafe owner & artist Wendie Patch

Clydesdale In The Forest

Thursday 8th September 2011 - Saw this lovely Clydesdale on the way to deliver some paintings to an Art Exhibition and stopped to take some pics in the late afternoon light.

                

Work in progress - "FRIESIAN - THE WIZZARD"

Thursday 1st September 2011 - I have been attending an acrylic painting class with Wendie Patch at her lovely cafe and gallery "The Other Side Cafe" near Ghinni Ghinni.  This is my first painting, almost completed, of Friesian stallion "The Wizzard" from some photos I took of him last year.  Original now SOLD

             

 

Upcoming commission - Stockhorse stallion 'BROWN VINTAGE"

Sunday August 2011 - The day after photographing the brumbies I did a photo shoot of my next commission.  Australian Stock Horse stallion "Brown Vintage" who is a successful campdrafter on the circuit and a popular sire in our area. 

   

Brumbies In The Snowgums

 Saturday  August 2011

On one of our trips we were lucky to finally see a small herd of about 10 brumbies and managed to get quite close to them to snap some pictures before they nervously trotted off, disappearing quietly into the thick scrub. Mostly blacks and bays with a few youngsters in the herd, and a big bay brumby stallion, this was a rare sight for a horse lover such as me!

             

This young black brumby looks warily on as I take a few quick photos before she joins her mother to trot off with the rest of the herd. The surrounding trees displaying varied colours and shapes were a beautiful backdrop for these wild horses. What an inspiration!

New lambs arrive!

August 2011 - 4 new lambs have arrived on our farm and Dad doesn't seem to mind when his babies clamber all over him. They look like they are having fun! With their unusual colours they will make an interesting combination for a colourful painting.