Nov 10, 2012


A.Finnie. "Birdie Park" (detail) 2011, acrylic on canvas 40x50cm

Well, guess what I've been doing? 

Yes, I haven't been visiting blogs, I haven't been surfing. Instead I've been ringing up news papers, designing posters, thinking up wonderful things to say about myself that slightly resembled the truth, I've been trying to buy bottles of wine for less than three dollars that don't have the distinct aroma of Eau de Chat Derrier, I've been addressing envelopes, googling addresses, licking stamps (some of them taste like strawberries) and , above all, trying to find a pair of trousers to fit me on opening night that doesn't make me look like an upside down version of one of those people who blow up a washing glove and stick it on their head so they look like a chook on steroids (chook is Australian for chicken eg Hey Bruce! Get aload of that old chook over there sitting near the bill a bong)

This for Illustration Friday's "Tree". (So wasn't the Tree of Life half tempting, aye?)

I hope you forgive me for not visiting :( Life is due to return to normal any year now....

Hugs from Oz!

PS we even scored a segment in the Trevisan International Art newsletter :)

A.Finnie. "Yellow Chrsyanthemum"  2012, acrylic on canvas 40x50cm

Jennifer.Finnie. "Lazy Summer" 2012, acrylic on linen 30X25cm

Robert.Birch "Baraka 1" acrylic on canvas 40.5x40.5cm

Practicing one wall of the "hang" in the studio.


  1. Sounds like a great show, Andrew- good luck! :-)

  2. Andrew, that's really great! You know how much I estimete your paintings! Love the affiche poster, the tre is from you? Can i buy this porter?

  3. Best wishes to you, Andrew, for a fabulous show! Looks like some absolutely beautiful work! Hope you find some good pants and some good wine ;)
    Be sure and keep us posted!

  4. Wow, you have been incredibly busy while I've been away. This all look and sounds wonderful. Good luck with the show. I hope that it goes well for all of you.

  5. Great Tree Poster/Promo--Best Wishes to you!!! Hope your getting a little down time :)

  6. Oh my goodness!!!! These look faaaaaabulous! All the art has my mouth watering. Whoaaaa, love all those brush strokes. I wish I could be there. Good luck with all the prep and promo work. Not the funnest part of art, but necessary. Upside down chook, BAH, yeah right. hehehe

  7. Good luck with your show! The promotions look great.

  8. Hello, Andrew! Good luck with the exhibition! I believe it will be a successful one in the way you understand the "success"! I see you've been really very busy, but that hidden for the audience part, while preparing for an exhibition, a performance or a concert, can be tiresome, but has its charm, hasn't it?
    Where did you find these strawberry flavoured stamps?:))) The famous Italian children's writer Gianni Rodari had a special poem about how nice it would be if the stamps were delicious (it was written long before Internet appeared and we began to type and send e-mails)!:D

    I like your wife's style of painting!

  9. Wow, that's some amazing work - good luck with your show! :)

  10. thank you every one for your kindness :)

    we hung the show Tuesday night and it looks wonderous. Luckily!

    Now I am spending time remebering things I have forgotten and forgetting things I didn't remember in the first place! And wondering if I have too much wine, or not enough and still looking for those chook like trousers :)

    see you soon :)

    thank you again.

  11. I'm SO excited for all of you. I know it will be an amazing opening and show for all to enjoy. I'm loving the tree and the paintings spotlit here..such top-notch work from all of you! Very very happy that you are signed on with your agent..congratulations! Wonderful promotionals too Andrew..goodness, I hope you've found more than the chat's derriere's worth of wine. : ) Cheers to you!!

  12. How is it going, Andrew ?
    Greetings from Artichokistan

  13. saludos y cariños, el tiempo no te cambia, eres una laboriosa maquinita.

    Antonia Obiol

  14. Where have you gone hiding, Mr. Finnie???? I hope this means that things are going splendidly well and all ventures are wildly successful. What a coincidence! Iennif Werdna, believe it or not, just happened to be my stage name when I had a short-lived public access television show that involved goats and turkey basters and paper parasols. Go figure!

  15. Life is more important than visiting blogs, so never fear. Things sound very busy and exciting. Good luck with the opening. Your "traditional" work is really different from your digital work. So cool that you do both!

  16. A hello my dear sir! I am well. Just sticking to my nuts and studying them. I started a new illustrated acorn encyclopedia so that's what I have been doing. I quit Facebook. I deactivated my account and deleted my art page. I feel much better. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

  17. So true what you said about love. Take care. Tsup!

  18. Hellooooooo! I liked your Christmas joke, hehehehe. Thank you very much. As it so happens, I live at the bottom of the hill. So I ran out to see if the toilet was there and lo and behold, it was! It must have found what it was looking for because it was flushed with giddiness. As am I. Enjoy your new teef! Personally, I would have kept the wooden ones and whittled them into fangs. Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear sir. Hope to see more of you in 2013!

  19. Andrew! How show! I've taken time away from online social stuff too, and I couldn't believe how much work I started getting done!

    Love your paintings...absolulu beautiful.


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