Artist Blogs

On my easel this rainy day

Author: Leanne Purins - Date Sun Mar 2023

This one is coming along and close to being done. Its been a joy to paint the colours and have a go at the complexity of the elements. I really love putting together the physical items, playing with them this way and that, realising that the back cover of a book was a perfect blue colour to set off all the rest. The two books in this painting are actually art books of mine, one filled with wonderful still life and one filled with modern art by women.


Author: Melissa Robertson - Date Sat Jul 2023

Hello to my viewers! 

It’s nice to meet you! To introduce myself a little, I’d like to tell you all that art has been such an important part of my growth. I’ve always loved it and often had creative projects going over the years.  There’s something about making beautiful things with my hands that gives me a sense of purpose and, at times, rest. 

I love that I can use my creativity not only to create beautiful things that I get to enjoy, but that others can enjoy too! There’s something incredibly satisfying and joyful about seeing my work up on someone’s wall. It tells me that it has a home and that it makes the home of my art collector complete. 

I’m so pleased to be on this creative journey and to have you along for the ride with me!!

All the best 


28-Jul-23 My award-winning painting Wetland Morning now for sale (unframed) on Gallery247

Author: Chris Marshall - Date Fri Jul 2023

After much procrastination, I've decided to offer "Wetland Morning" for sale on this site, but without it's current frame which we think is just is too fragile to freight.

It's an absolutely unique acrylic-based mixed media / collage on a half sheet of 638gsm watercolour paper (from our personal collection) which has won awards at 2 different art shows. 38.5 x 58cm unframed (currently floated under glass in a white frame, 63.5 x 86 x 3cm).

It's a semi-abstract landscape inspired by mystical early morning walks along nature trails in the wetlands. "A still, misty early morning walk heralds the beginning of a new day on the wetlands ...".  It may help to squint a little to get the full impression. I've always loved it as it is so atmospheric and evokes memories of looking across the samphire, over all sorts of things caught up in the tidal mudflats, with indistinct patches of water and fuzzy, stunted trees in the distance. You may relate to the magic of the stillness and heightened sense of awareness of the sounds of nature you feel on such a walk.

This artwork is now for sale on this site but UNFRAMED only as it is just not feasible to freight it under glass. We will just take it out of the frame (but leave the deep matting structure on it) and you will need to get it reframed your end (I have reduced the price by $300 for the inconvenience). In my gallery listing I have included images of it in a frame so you can see what it looks like now - just click on it's name to go to the listing.


And have you tried viewing my portfolio in collections yet? It's my preferred way as its allows me to arrange my artworks the way I think of them.

As always, I'm happy for you to contact me for more information.

Enjoy your weekend

Cheers, Chris M


01-Aug-23 I'd love these 2 expressive abstract paintings to stay together ...

Author: Chris Marshall - Date Tue Aug 2023

For August, 2023 I'm featuring two expressive acrylic-based mixed media / collage paintings on 50.8cm (20 inch) square extra heavy linen canvases, "In The Zone" I and 2. Both feature fragments of paua (abalone) shell and dyed fish scales. I've also incorporated some hessian and a torn up completed cryptic crossword in the early layers.

I created these 2 intuitive abstracts side by side, using exactly the same materials and processes whilst letting each one evolve in its own way. I truly felt in the zone when I was working on them so that’s what I ended up calling them. I didn't consciously design them to be a diptych but looking at them now, I really feel they belong together and would look stunning displayed as a pair, height 50.8cms (20 inches) and total width 101.6cms (40 inches) plus about a 2cm gap between them.

If I sold them separately, each of these square 50.8 cm paintings would be $895 but as I'd so love them to stay together, I've priced the pair as though they were one large painting and, during my August feature, I'm taking an extra $150 off.  So if you love them like I do, don’t miss out on this extra discount. Click on their name to go to their page.

Do you have a spot for these absolutely unique expressive abstracts?

As always, I'm happy for you to contact me if you have any questions,

Cheers, Chris M



btw, you can now view my artwork in collections - it's my preferred way as its allows me to arrange my artworks the way I think of them.

Colour is life

Author: Francesco Sobrio - Date Mon Aug 2023

Violet stands for joy, indigo for knowledge, blue for peace, green for love, yellow for tranquility, orange for sanctity, red for strength, all these rays creates energy within the body of humans.

By Francesco.


16-Aug-23 FLASH SALE on this colourful abstract Birdwatching or Bird Watching?

Author: Chris Marshall - Date Wed Aug 2023

FLASH SALE Don't miss out! $100 off (only until midnight WST, Friday 18-Aug-2023).

This joyful 18 inch (46cm) square acrylic on canvas painting has always been a bit of a fave ... so what do you think - should it be Birdwatching or Bird Watching? Hint - you may have to squint a little to see what I mean.


Chris M

ps click on title to see full details on Gallery247

How to Choose the Right Art for You

Author: Donata Uncanin - Date Sat Aug 2023

In this article, I woild like to start a series in which I will try to help people choose the right kind of art for their home or business.

I will start with basics and add helpful advices in my future posts. 



Street and Urban art.

Author: Francesco Sobrio - Date Mon Aug 2023

Street and Urban art.
Murals or frescos have been around since the renaissance, and the term mural or frescos is often used interchangeably with street art.
Urban Art defines the movement of Street Art out of the street and into galleries, museums, and private displays.

You can now view my artwork in collections

Winner at MAPh LOOK! Exhibition

Author: Damien Lewis - Date Wed Aug 2023

I am pleased share that my image Jukebox Wallbox has been selected as the winner of the Still Life section in the MAPh LOOK! exhibition.



31-Aug-2023 All artworks enquire only for now, happy to answer queries

Author: Chris Marshall - Date Wed Aug 2023

Having  a Spring break ... 

Meanwhile here's a sneak peek at my latest painting PONDLIFE which I've just uploaded and included in my Inspired by Nature Collection

Cheers, Chris M 

01-Oct-2023 Back from our roadtrip!, 3 of my small paintings featured this month

Author: Chris Marshall - Date Sun Oct 2023

We're just back from a very relaxing few weeks wandering around coastal areas north of Perth with no idea where we were going when we left home (other than to connect with nature and find some warmer weather!)

We covered over 5000 kms taking in the Midwest, Gascoyne and just got into the Pilbara finishing up near Exmouth on the Ningaloo Coast. We spent some delightful moments in several places just standing on the shore watching whales as they made their way south.

Now I'm looking forward to getting back in the studio but plan to do a big clean-up first. I've set some of my paintings back to "for sale online" and am reactivating my use of this platform.

During October I'm featuring 3 small experimental paintings at the top of my public gallery, with $20 off each one.

"Tidal Pool"

"Breaking Away"

"Thinking Erosion"

They're all 8x10 inches (or 20.32 x 25.4 cms) acrylic-based mixed-media / collage on gallery-wrapped canvases, 3cm deep with painted edges and finished with 3 coats of satin varnish. All are abstract or semi-abstract , inspired by nature (ie images or concepts in my head that I want to explore from our roadtrips).

I often use small canvases or boards to develop techniques that I might use in bigger works; if I'm happy with them as finished paintings I've recently started putting them up for sale. Click to see my current collection of small paintings (up to 30cm)

As always, I'm happy to answer any questions.

Thanks for reading - sending you colourful vibes


Chris M

18-Jul-23 You can now browse my artwork in Collections eg small paintings (up to 30cm)

Author: Chris Marshall - Date Tue Jul 2023

Hi there, Chris here. Thanks for stopping by.

I've been busy working on my Gallery247 portfolio to make it easier for you to view my artworks grouped in the way that I think about them. So now I'm excited to invite you to browse my 7 themed collections eg Shaped by Nature, Nature Walks, Abstracts. I've also setup a collection of small paintings where the longest side is 30cm.

I'd love you to check them out and if you have any questions or feedback you are welcome to contact me.


Chris M



UK Summer Solstice Exhibition

Author: Christopher Russell - Date Sun Jun 2023


Summer Solstice Exhibition at

Spiritual awakening

Author: Kym Parker - Date Sat Apr 2023

Spiritual awakening 120 cm high 120 cm wide 

coloured plaster on board with liquid glass coating 

weight about 8 kg 

brased back hangs about 2 inches out from wall 

Chris Huber

Author: Chris Huber - Date Sun May 2023

Solo Exhibitions since 1975;

Barry Stern Gallery,Sydney [1975-1991]

1982 Commonwealth Games Exhibition-Brisbane by invitations

1994 Ansett Golden Wings, Sydney,Perth,Act,Brisbane

1996 Mall Gallery London UK

Dubai Convention Centre in association with Australian Trade Commission

TV and various Corporate Collections in Australia and Overseas including Sea World Marine Complex QLD

Too many to mention:


A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia,

Max Germain; 1991 Artists Gallery Australia,1978,1982-1990

Who's Who in Australasia; 1988 Cambridge England .Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists


2021-2023 Finalist -Lethbridge Galleries; Landscape Exhibitions

2021; Australian Society Marine Australia Membership ASMA ;Harbour Life -Honourable Mention

2022; ASMA Melbourne, Victoria -Curators Choice

2022; American Arts Awards, 2nd and 3rd prize in the World's Best Landscape /Realists/Traditional Section

Juged by the 30 best Galleries out of over 2000 Artists from around the world

Professionally framed artist quality prints and other merchandise

Author: Christopher Russell - Date Fri Jun 2023

News about my art practise.

Check out my RedBubble web page under redbubble website tag 'xtraart' to buy selected images on T'Shirts and some other accessories.

A3 abd A4 size limted edition signed and framed prints of most artwork in my collection can be purchased through my website xristo artworks online.

An A4 size book is currently being compiled and will be available through my website at approximately $120.00 at this stage with a postage fee of $10.00 for mailing within Australia and approximately $20.00 for many areas overseas.

These pieces of merchandise can be paid through paypal and bank transfer.

Please note that I do not like to exhibit single pieces of artwork very much and prefer to show selected pieces that share a common theme. For me, small exhibitions are not a true representation of artists style, successful means of promotion or financially viable due to entry and packing costs, then limited lighting and positioning of artwork that does not enhance the image.

In 2022, I exhibited pieces of selected work in two theme based group shows held in Europe. However, they do not show up in the section devoted to exhibitions on this website because only art shown in exhibitions entered through the site appear.

26-Jun-23 For 5 DAYS ONLY - I'm having an EOFY SALE!!!

Author: Chris Marshall - Date Mon Jun 2023

Hi there, Chris here,

Thought I'd test out a blog post to see what it looks like and, as it's something new for me, I'm celebrating with a few items in an End of Financial Year sale! This image here, "Over the Top" has a huge $200 off and a couple of smaller ones have $100 off so please take a look and I'm happy to answer any questions. Enjoy your day ...


Chris M

Digital art, combine with Contemporary Art by Francesco Sobrio.

Author: Francesco Sobrio - Date Tue Jun 2023

Digital art, combine with Contemporary Art by Francesco Sobrio. Raise your hands if you were a fan of digital art ... Creating digital art on the computer, must possess the skills of digital artists, it’s a medium that continues to evolve alongside technological advances, there's a real sense of excitement in the air about digital art currently, and let’s clear something up: it's an art practice that requires just as much skill, precision, and creative eye, as any traditional painting method. Digital artistic expression is an exciting integration of artform. The main challenge for digital artists is to utilize digital tools to create memorable images that genuinely touch the viewer’s feelings and intrigue their intellect. Original online art, that uses a virtual canvas and a ‘painting box’ of brushes, colors, and other tools, many of these instruments only exist in the digital realm, giving computer-generated artwork a potential multi-layered complexity. Online art will guarantee exclusive content uniform quality, and unquestioned legitimacy, certificates of authenticity have encouraged collectors to make purchases.

01-Jul-23 I do so love it when the sun comes out in Winter don't you?

Author: Chris Marshall - Date Sat Jul 2023

It's a beautiful (but cold) sunny day in Perth today after a very wet June. I'm feeling much brighter so I've decided to feature my artwork "Today the Sun Came Out" for the month of July and to brighten up YOUR day, I've discounted it for the month as well.

It's an expressive acrylic-based mixed media / collage, inspired by nature and created straight from my soul.  76 x 61cm x 4cm (30 x 24 inch) heavy duty gallery wrapped canvas, blue painted edges, finished with 3 coats of satin varnish.

It was cold, wet and gloomy towards the end of last Winter and we were absolutely hanging out for Spring (we are such weather wimps!). I cheered myself up by preparing a working surface on a heavy-duty canvas, creating some early layers, pure abstract marks over collage elements.

Fast forward a couple of days and the sun was out; everything felt completely different and Spring-like. It's amazing what a difference the sun shining makes to your mood, your perception of your world and your circumstances (and to an artist's palette!) I'm always inspired by nature; I picked up this canvas again, feeling sunny and listening to the sounds of birds singing and insects buzzing. Suddenly all those yellows just took over and this bit of fantasy emerged!

Yellow is associated with sunshine, warmth, optimism, energy and positivity. Does sunshine change the way you feel?

This image was featured by the Gallery247 team in their March 22, 2023 mailout "The WOW factor - Modern Art - Bold and Expressive" (thanks G247 team 😊)

Enjoy your day ❤️ Chris M

Added A New Collection "Landmark"

Author: Damien Lewis - Date Tue Oct 2023

I have added a collection photographs titled "Landmark".



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