Pyrography – produced by action of fire or with my work ‘heat’ by burning onto wood panels for Line – Texture – Roundness – Depth. The process is applied by a controlled heat application by a handheld electronic pencil wand.
Greek words :
Pyr means heat or fire, Graphos for writing/design
I completed 4years at the Technical College George St.as a commercial artist (1968)
As I’m now retired I devote to my art and craft full-time
Born in Brisbane in 1942
Starting on concrete paths with charcoal from my mums laundry copper after wash day, drawing on all the pathways. In my teenage years, it took a course at the technical college down George street.
I studied commercial art for 4 years. Work at Allen & Stark in Queen Street and later at McWirther in Fortitude Valley as a window dresser and display artist. I have also sold artwork for book illustrations.
I enjoy working with acrylics and oils, I also work with other mediums as well. ‘Pyrography’ My inspiration is from man made structures, nature, wild life ,sunset skies, light and shadows.
If I can visualize, walking into my subjects I have the feeling of my artwork completed.
Artistically there is no ultimate goal…. if perfection is ever achieved then my artistic journey is over for me.
My journey is more important than the finished goal.