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Current Residence: Redfern, NSW Australia
Favourite genre of music: no country, no rap
Favourite photographer: My Wife
Favourite style of art: Deviant
MP3 player of choice: anything but an IPOD
Shell of choice: cockle
Skin of choice: My Wife
Favourite cartoon character: Duckman
Personal Quote: Grow old from the outside in... not the inside out

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Favourite Visual Artist
Istvan Sandorfi
Favourite Movies
Natural Born Killers
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Leonard Cohen
Favourite Writers
Isaac Asimov, Ian Banks, Kurt Vonnegut
Favourite Games
My Wife
Favourite Gaming Platform
My Wife
Tools of the Trade
Palette Knives
Other Interests
Art

Cognitive Psychology and Art

Cognitive Psychology and Art

I have been reading a very interesting book called “Cognition in Action” by Smyth, Collins, Morris and Levy.  It’s a university text for psychology students in the U.S. and deals specifically with the science of cognitive psychology.  I am particularly interested in how this applies to my art. I have never considered myself a realist as a painter.  One of my favourite by lines, is “if you need a picture to look real, go find a photographer”.  I have always tried to represent my subject, whether it be a still life, a landscape or a portrait.  This is perhaps why I like to use palette knives, credit cards, rubber

Oh so much has happened!

Oh so much has happened!

Firstly, for those of my watchers who haven’t given up on me (if there are any left) I sincerely apologise for my lack of artistic contribution for the last 12 months.  You see, so much has happened. Firstly corporate life.  As some of you may know, art has always been a hobby for me.  That’s why I have always had the freedom to explore new genres, medium, style etc.  The only one I have had to please was myself.  If you look at my gallery you can see I have alternated between watercolour,  acrylic, oil and even the odd charcoal (though I don’t think I posted those). For my real job I have been firmly ensconced in corporate

Howling at the full moon...

Howling at the full moon...

Do you suffer at a full moon?.. I do, I mean seriously.  My wife says she can set a calendar by me, because I get all depressed, mopey and maudlin around a full moon.  I guess that makes me a certifiable lunatic. Anyway.. Its a full moon in Sydney, and I feel like shit.  So I decided to paint.  Now usually what happens is I try my usual style, and it comes out like crap, I tear it up, throw it away, and feel even worse.  So much for art therapy. But tonight, I thought I'd try something totally different.  I would paint something that required concentration and fine strokes.. totally away from my usual slap the paint around of the page and see

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No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
many thanks for the watch!
Thank you..... another year old I'm afraid...