Zom Osborne

I dream of a world where humanity again lives as a child of Nature

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A Finalist in the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

A Finalist in the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Journal | 3 comments

This is my first completed acrylic painting in my new direction– and one of the rare times that I have painted a portrait. This is Phoenix Pearl, my step-granddaughter, a girl who has always been a fascinating mix of innocence and intensity. I have been using her as a model since she was a toddler. Her mother sent me a photo of Phee dressed in white...

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Two Old Photos of me

Two Old Photos of me

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Journal | 9 comments

  Me at nine years old. Our family used to go camping every year for a week. I loved it. A large percentage of photos of me as a child show me drawing. This one is from the early 90’s. It is the first property my husband and I owned together. It was a beautiful place, 12 acres backed by cliffs with a huge waterfall. Two creeks running through...

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What is in my Bag

What is in my Bag

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in Journal | 6 comments

I mostly work from home in my studio, except on days when I go out to teach. I thought I would share what I have to have with me when I go out for the day. My journal notebook. I have an iPhone and I enjoy technology, but I am an old school artist and I just gotta feel that pen on paper. After trying out many different notebooks, I carry the moleskine...

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a few of my most Helpful Art Quotes

a few of my most Helpful Art Quotes

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Journal | 16 comments

  This first quote encourages me. Painting is a solitary pursuit, with rare input. It is easy to sink into wondering what you are doing it for, and if you are contributing anything to the world. It isn’t like I am in the studio saving lives after all… “Creativity is not a solitary movement. That is its power. Whatever is touched by...

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Ten Things you may not Know about me

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Journal | 22 comments

  I was born in the U.S. and emigrated to Australia in 1985 because I fell in love with an Aussie bloke. No we aren’t still together – but I am still living in Australia. I knew next to nothing about Australia when I came, except that I liked Australian movies. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be an artist, but didn’t do...

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