Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Colourful Language" T-shirt design available on RedBubble for Christmas '09

Mike Adey's "Colourful Language" T-Shirt is available from RedBubble for Christmas '09. Available in different sizes/styles and colours. RedBubble has currency conversion and ships overseas. Please visit: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mike372/t-shirts/3366385-3-colourful-language

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Journey Begins (2009)

"The Journey Begins" 2009
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas/Varnished Size: 1000 x 1000mm

Thursday, November 26, 2009

New Aussie Summer T-shirt available on Redbubble for Christmas


The new T-shirt design for Australian Summer 2009/10 is now available on Redbubble for Christmas'09. Available in different colours/styles and sizes. For our International guests, RedBubble has change of currency option. Please visit: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mike372/t-shirts/3422874-5-she-swam-in-the-indian-ocean-at-sunset

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Extinction?....But, I'm Cute!" (2009)


"Extinction?...But, I'm Cute!" (2009)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 1000 x 1000mm

It's sad, but true! For more information: https://www.savethekoala.com/kc/kc.html



Monday, November 2, 2009

The Burger Maestro (2009)

"The Burger Maestro" (2009)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas/Varnished Size: 1000 x 1000mm

"Cheeseburger anyone?"


Monday, October 26, 2009

"I Love a Sunburnt Country" (2009)

"I Love a Sunburnt Country" (2009)
Size: 1000 x 1000mm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas/Varnished

I wanted to paint something about my country of Australia without being too kitch...
mmm...anyway, welcome to my country!


The title comes from a famous Australian poem by Dorothea Mackellar called "My Country":
http://www.dorotheamackellar.com.au/archive/mycountry.htm

Friday, October 16, 2009

"There's no place like home" (2009)


"There's no place like home" (2009)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 700 x 1000mm

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Girl with the Beautiful Red Balloon (2009)

The Girl with the Beautiful Red Balloon (2009)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas/Varnished
Size: 1000 x 1000mm

Thanks to my French Facebook artist friend
for the translation!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

10 x 4 Exhibition

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Candy Man Can (2009)

"The Candy Man Can" (2009)
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas/Varnished Size: 700 x 1000mm

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Exhibition of Paintings

A new exhibition of paintings will be at Cafe no.5 from Monday 14th September 2009.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Alice (2009)

"Alice" 2009
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas/Varnish Size: 1980 x 1020mm

A little Birdy told me! - Revised (2009)

"A Little Birdy told me - Revised (2009)"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas/Varnished Size: 1000 x 1000mm

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Reminder of "Taking to the streets" Art auction

If your in Melbourne, Friday 28th of August is the 'Taking it to the streets" Art Auction.

Venue: Louis Joel Community Arts Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona VIC Time: From 7.30pm

Please stroll down to older "Taking to the Streets" blog entry for more information.

Friday, August 14, 2009

4 Paintings on display at Artistry Galleries

If your in Melbourne, I have 4 paintings for the 10 x 4 program on display at Artistry Galleries, Cnr High Street and Glenferrie Road, Malvern VIC. http://www.artistrygalleries.com.au Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 11am to 5pm (Closed Mondays). The paintings are in the upstairs gallery. Please come down and have a look. Exhibition closes on 24th December 2009.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jac's Painting (2009)

"Jac's Commissioned Painting (2009)"

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas/Varnished
Size: 1000 x 1000mm

A friend, Jac from South Australia wanted a commissioned painting for her walls. I asked her what she likes and wants on a painting. This is what came out. Jac loves to travel (especially France), drink wine, play chess, read books and her cat. And it all works well.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Taking it to the Streets" Art Auction, Fri 28th August 2009

If your in Melbourne, I have 2 paintings in the "Taking it to the Streets" art auction on Friday 28th August. At Louis Joel Community Arts Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona VIC. Paintings being auction are "Colourful Language" and "The Girl and her Golden Goose". The money from the auction will be helping out the Street SmART art program for young people in the Hobsons Bay area.

People can pre-register for the auction by emailing katherinedine@optusnet.com.au for a registration form. Works can be viewed and registrations will also be taken on the night from 7.30-8.00pm, the auction then kicks off at 8pm.

Please come along for a good night.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Girl and her Golden Goose (2009)

"The Girl and her Golden Goose"

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 500 x 1000mm
A Painting about the global financial crisis we are in
at the moment.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Weekend Foodies" T-shirt available from RedBubble.com

A great t-shirt to wear to the wineries this weekend? "Weekend Foodies" T-shirt design is now available:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

"A little Birdy told me!!" is now available on Redbubble.com

New T-shirt design "A little Birdy told me!!" is now available on redbubble.com Available in all colours and sizes. Please visit: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mike372/t-shirts/3389514-1-a-little-birdy-told-me

Sunday, July 5, 2009

"Colourful Language" T-shirt is now available on RedBubble.com

It's been a busy weekend doing artwork for RedBubble. Here is the latest: "Colourful Language". Available in different sizes and colours. Please visit: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mike372/t-shirts/3366385-3-colourful-language

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Le Connoisseur" T-shirt design now available at RedBubble.com

"Le Connoisseur" T-shirt design now available at RedBubble.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"Red Ladybird" T-shirts available on RedBubble.com

From today (23/06/09) "Red Ladybird" T-shirts are ready to order from: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mike372
They come in different sizes and colours to choose from.
Please follow the link above to RedBubble.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Prints are available on RedBubble.com

I am now on Red Bubble. You can choose a print to buy of one of my paintings (framed or unframed) or on a greeting card, all through Red Bubble's website.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lost and Found (2009)

Lost and Found (2009)
Size: 1220 x 610mm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

A painting about finding that special someone and the changes to the law to give equal rights to same-sex couples in Australia. About time!

Friday, June 5, 2009

The South Melbourne Burger Boy (2009)


The South Melbourne Burger Boy (2009)
Size: 305 x 407mm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Mmm...Burgers!! You can't beat a good burger! South Melbourne has a choice now of Nando's or Grill'd? Grill'd is very popular and they are very good quality, but expensive! So is Nando's thou! I am feeling quite hungry now thinking about it!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Under the Milky Way (2009)

Under the Milky Way (2009)
Size: 610 x 910mm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Twitter

I am also on Twitter. Please come and follow me: http://twitter.com/mike372

Facebook

Come and visit me on Facebook. I have a Facebook page set up with artwork and if you like it, please become a fan? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Adey/34472947583?ref=s

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Looking for a new exhibition space...

At the Moment, I am finishing up my exhibition at the FBR. I am looking for a new exhibition space in Melbourne somewhere? If you own or know of a great place to have a exhibition, please email me (address in my profile page) or post a comment.

Thank you.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Colourful Language (2009)

Colourful Language (2009)
Size: 400 x 500mm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, May 11, 2009

Website Updated...

My website has been updated with a new gallery and information about each painting (size/medium). Prices (in Australian dollars) for each painting has been included in the information. PayPal is now available. 


Friday, May 8, 2009

She swam in the Indian Ocean at sunset (2009)

She swam in the Indian Ocean at sunset (2009)
Size: 500 x 500mm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

A painting inspired by our holiday to Perth WA. Some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Life from a Different Perspective (2009)


Life from a Different Perspective (2009)
Size: 500 x 1000mm Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A New York Minute (2009)

Latest painting before Easter. 
Size is: 610 x 1530mm  Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Monday, April 20, 2009

Goods News from Art in Public Places Awards dinner 2009

This years exhibition of paintings for Art in Public Places '09 I was "highly commended" from the judges Kate Dew & Jon Campbell from the Victorian College of Arts. I was told they where very complimentary about my work. Kaz from Famous Blue Raincoat went to the awards dinner on my behalf (Because I was in Perth) was very excited. It promotes her business and aswell as promoting my artwork.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I Dream of Provence (2009)

The new painting: "I Dream of Provence" 
Acrylic on Canvas, 1000 x 1000mm.
The idea came from finishing Peter Mayles 1989 book "A year in Provence". The idea of getting away from the rat race to live in the south of France. What a nice idea!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Exhibition now open...





My new exhibition has opened at the Famous Blue Raincoat, 25b Vernon Street, South Kingsville VIC. Open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to Late. Please come down and check it out! They have a excellent menu or grab a coffee?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A little birdy told me (2009)

Here is the latest painting from me. It's called "A little birdy told me" and he speaks German!! "Du machst mich so gl├╝cklich!!" in english "You make me so happy!!" The size of the canvas is 1000 x 1000mm and painted in acrylic. He will be on display at a exhibition later in the year.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Essential Ingredient


"Tomatoes (2009)" another small (100 x 100mm) painting from my new exhibition.

Iceland



In 2005, we went for a tour around wonderful Iceland. 
What a brilliant place!!

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon (2007)

Here is a small painting i did back in early 2007. Themed around a nice early spring, warm sunny day relaxing after having a beautiful sunday picnic lunch. A  Couple of glasses of Sangiovese..Mmmmm...when is it Sunday again??

Honeyeater (2008)




Here is a painting I did last year of one of our native birds: The Yellow-wing Honeyeater. A bird you see nearly everyday in the garden.

McLaren Vale is my inspiration (Part one)

This painting was done for a family member which enjoys McLaren Vale as much as we do. Especially the produce!

McLaren Vale is my inspiration (Part two)



I get inspired from McLaren Vale in South Australia. It is quite a beautiful area with some famous wineries which are the best in Australia. Dry rolling hills with the green vineyards are my backdrop. The early settlers in South Australia built their houses out of Mt.Gambier stone which give it a southern european feel to the area especially. Coriole winery is a great example and one of my favourite places when I am back home. For more information: http://www.mclarenvale.info or http://www.coriole.com

A Darker side...


I was asked by a couple of people to try a darker style of paintings. My paintings are usually bright and happy, why not try a darker, gothic style (Thinking of Tim Burton movies). But they were kinda depressing to work on! Black crows, snow, winter and red blood, they were good graphic elements. I think I shocked people when they were in my exhibition last year. And they sold! I might try it again? or not?