Story telling

The late Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb
The late Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

I talk about story telling in all my art classes. Here is a piece of pop music story telling expertly and wittily explained by Mark Steyn: Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Webb and the utility worker.

Excerpt: " I had been driving around northern Oklahoma, an area that's real flat and remote – almost surreal in its boundless horizons and infinite distances."

"I am a lineman for the county
And I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload..."

What a great start to the year!

Wow! What a great start to the year!

January 2017 has been the best month ever at Inglis Academy.

What do I mean, the best month?

I have a simple metric: How many original paintings entered the world at Inglis Academy? And the answer is, about 50. Yep, that's a good month. Fifty people who have stepped into the arena and created something beautiful.

Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - painted by three beginners in their first lesson! Van Gogh: Starry Night -  painted by three beginners in their first lesson! Monet: Meadow with Poplars, 1875 - painted by three beginners in their first lesson!

This is going to be a great year!

Happy Australia Day 2017

Ord River, painted by Peter Inglis

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross,
We'll toil with hearts and hands,
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands,
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share,
With courage let us all combine
To advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair.

Words from 'Advance Australia Fair'.