Zom Osborne

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

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The Border Art Prize, Swan Sisters

The Border Art Prize, Swan Sisters

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Journal |

Swan Sisters took out 2nd prize at the Border Art Prize at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah. What can I say?  I was thrilled. This is Euan Macleod presenting me with the prize. He was engaging and funny and paints so differently from me. It was a lovely evening. The Border Art Prize is on until the 10th of July. There are several other...

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Inspiration for my New Series

Inspiration for my New Series

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Journal |

It is a beautiful time of inspiration, when all possibility folds out before me – and I begin to imagine another reality. After finishing work for two group shows (the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize and the Garden Show), I have been able to return to my new series.  The working title is either ‘Preparing for the New World’ or ‘the...

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the Privilege of Drawing

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Journal | 1 comment

Alway better to draw from life. #anychanceiget A photo posted by Zom Osborne (@zomosborne) on Nov 2, 2015 at 3:34pm PST This is a little frog that I found on my morning walk, it had been hit by a car. I always feel privileged when I get a chance to draw animals up close like this.  I feel gratitude to them, and I try and treat their bodies with respect. It...

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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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