I have thought about putting my paintings online for years but procrastinated because i thought it would be a lot more complicated than it is. I thought I should just fumble my way through it otherwise i would croak before i got around to it.
I have been drawing to amuse myself all my life. For an example see 'man balancing on his penis'
In the mid eighties i went out with a girl named Ruth who was into drama and art and she took me to some galleries which enabled me to actually consider drawing as something more than just a personal pastime.
In 87 i went to the SID NOLAN Retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria. Seeing so much work by one person for the first time was very impressive to me. But the thing that really got to me was the mock up of his little Melbourne studio of the 40's. There was a bed and a sink and paints and brushes and all the stuff you would expect in a studio. It really struck me that making paintings and being an artist was something attainable. It made such in impression on me that while I was still in the NGV I was thinking about what I needed to do to be a painter myself.