Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do you do the background?

A. I use an airbrush to do my backgrounds.

Q. Why is the correct matting so important?

A. The role the matting plays is to remove moisture from the air, so that your artwork doesn’t absorb it and start to breed mold. Moisture can come from airconditioners, high humidity etc.

Q. How long does it take to complete a painting?

A. This can depend on the size of the painting being worked on and also the amount of time I can sit and work on it each day.

Q. What is Gouache?

A. Gouache is a form of watercolour, the difference from other watercolours is that you can add water without losing any intensity of colour.

Q. Do you teach and conduct lessons?

A. No not at this stage.

Q. What is your favourite bird?

A. I would have to say that I have a couple and they are actually specific species. The first being Kingfishers and the second being Pardalotes.

Q. Do you do your own framing?

A. All my paintings are professionally framed by PNE Art and Framing. They use Conservation Standard mat boards Museum Cotton Rag backing board Conservation clear glass with 99% UV protection

Q. Where do you get your reproductions from?

A. My reproductions are taken care of by Art House Reproduction in Brisbane.

Q. Do you do commissions?

A. I do commissions on the odd occasion. Depending on the time frame and the particular subject etc.

Q. Do you have your artwork on display anywhere?

A. My artwork can be seen in PNE Art and Framing East Street Rockhampton.

Q. Do you sell your work unframed?

A. I prefer not to sell my work unframed, but if that was required I would be willing to have that discussion with you. I would not be willing to sell without the correct matting and backing board. This would also affect the price and the shipping cost.

Q. Do you only paint birds?

A. Yes I only paint birds currently as this is my passion.

Q. Do you make A4 size Leather refillable book covers?

A. No

Q. How do you put the image on to the leather?

A. The images are placed on the leather using a flatbed laser engraver, so they are burn’t into the leather using this means.

Q. Can I get my own image put onto a leather cover

A. Not all images are suitable for this process. It would need to be looked at on a case by case basis.

Q. How do I care for my leather?

A. If you feel your leather is drying out, you can take a plain white soft cloth and put a small amount of pure olive oil on it and work it all over your cover inside and out working it in a circular motion. Then once complete take another clean soft white cloth with No oil and repeat the process. This will remove any excess. This only needs to be done on the odd occasion and it will keep your leather hydrated and softer.