Today I’m travelling to Taree by train to see Robin Norling give a talk tomorrow at Manning Regional Art Gallery where they currently have a retrospective of his work.
In 1993-96 I studied a Fine Arts Diploma at Meadowbank TAFE where Robin Norling was a teacher. He along with Jocelyn Maughan really helped turn me into the artist I am today. They taught the traditional skills of sketching, life drawing and painting. These skills I call on every time I illustrate books, cartoon for the paper and paint artworks for exhibitions.
The other great lesson was imparted on me was always sketch book and draw as much as possible. Thanks to their tutelage I always travel with a sketch book and always draw.