Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wonder Woman Goes Rabbit Shootin


This one was painted onto a t-shirt for Nell's Christmas present.
I slightly cheated because Wonder Woman's head, body, cape and arms were already on the t-shirt... I just added the rest.

She approves!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

BIG ISSUE article



I was interviewed for the Sept-Oct edition of THE BIG ISSUE... so it's too late to buy it, but here it is... for your reading pleasure.

If you click on the photos, you'll get a larger version of these 2 pages, and will be able to read the text.

enjoy!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Painting on Sale - This Saturday!!!

Caterpiller Rider in Bunyipland (acrylic on canvas) - $88

This painting is already on the wall, so you can have a look now, but on Saturday folks will have the opportunity to buy the artworks at the Off The Wall show at Brunswick Bound (361 Sydney Road, Brunswick).

Monday, September 20, 2010

More media coverage!

Three Thousand dot com dot a u

They've done a piece on me and my paintings and stuff..

enjoy!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Published!


I was recently interviewed by really friendly kiwi bloke, Ricky French the other week, and it appears that he wasn't just visiting me for the free biscuits and to laugh at my paintings. He's written an article that's appeared in the the esteemed art magazine Trouble.
(here's the article)

There might also be a feature article on me in the Big Issue magazine too... so keep you eyes peeled for that one.

All this is in aid of the Itchiball Prize opening night party, to be held on Tuesday 21 September at Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Chapel Street, Prahran, 6.30 – 8.30pm. Gold coin entry.

See ya there!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Sad Tale of Tim and His Puppy


The Sad Tale of Tim and His Puppy is based on a true story. This painting was commissioned! I hope the 'client' likes it. I'm a bit worried that there isnt enough glitter...

Eye Don't Sea No Unicorns


Once again, the Unicorn lives a dream life and the Dolphin dies!!!

Bill Henson series: with Helicopter Volcano and Escalator, and in studio.


Bill Henson with Helicopter, Volcano and Escalator was inspired when Bill was giving a lecture at the National Gallery of Victoria a week or 2 ago. He was just telling us what he'd been doing lately.. I'm pretty sure he said he was doing this...


Part 2 of the series is this one below,  which seas Bill Henson in his studio with the Step Pyramid of Djoser, and Richard Tognetti riding a tsunami of Mozart!

Bill Henson


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear Girlfriend. This is not your birthday painting


All week, leading up to my girlfriend's birthday she was watching me paint this duck (above)... which turns out to not be a duck! It's not even a painting of a duck... but it's a painting of a decoy...

And so, not only is the painting of a decoy, but in fact the whole pa
inting itself is a decoy to distract her while I painted her real present.. the painting below...

boyfriend surprise skills win by me!!

"this is the best painting ever. EVER!" - girlfriend

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ben meets Archibald Winner...and...

So Archibald and Wynne Prizes winner Sam Leach was in town, so I showed him my new painting...



...as you can see he thinks it's terrible!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The 2010 Itchiball Prize Campaign


While giving serious contemplation to the idea of quitting the painting game at the top after winning in 2009, I've been surfing a fresh wave of creativity inspiration since the recent announcements of the Archibald and Wynne Prizes to Sam Leach. Can you tell?


Thursday, June 10, 2010

More Free Money For Rich Miners Please


This work in progress tells the story of the poor mining lobby, and how even though they reap and rape the land of it's minerals and sell them for massive profits, they have had their noses put a little out of place because the government thinks it's fair for them to share their gained wealth with the rest of the nation.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Australia's Worst Artist 2009!

Welcome to my painting blog.

I have a photography blog, but I'm actually quite a decent photographer, so I didn't want to confuse things by adding my paintings in with my photos... because... apparently...

I am Australia's Worst Artist! as reported in the mainstream media.

Why Do We Need A Porpoise In Life (2009)

My awesome painting skills were finally recognised at long last!

Last year I was awarded the prestigious 2009 Itchiball Prize by the Museum of Particularly Bad Art, with this painting.

I am awaiting offers for sponsorship and endorsement deals...


This year I plan to win again.

I hope to have an exhibition this year featuring new works from yours truly, Ben Butcher, Australia's Worst Artist!