Archives: Drawings

Drawings From a Residency in Brooklyn New York

“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” Henri Cartier-Bresson This is a small selection of drawings I have done during my residency that is coming to an end next week. I shall not explain them to much as they are images with text so they are pretty self-explanatory. They are mainly concerned with […]

Second Year Art School Sketch Book

These drawings were made in a sketchbook in 1992 while I was studying a bachelor of fine arts at COFA in Sydney. Ideas were inspired by the books and movies and artists who interested me such as the movie Bladerunner and music and artist including my first interest in Joseph Beuys. My drawing style then […]

Studying the Teachings of the Dalai Lama

by Luke Foster “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them,humanity cannot survive.” “Our prime purpose in this life is to helpothers. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”His Holiness the Dalai LamaI have been studying the teachings of the Dalai Lama online over thelast few months and created these drawings […]

My Amazing Friends

For around the last eight years I have been in snail mail contact with the American clown doctor Patch Adams. He constantly writes that having wonderful friends is part of the key to having a healthy and happy life. I always knew that my friends were fantastic but not in such a profound way that […]

Yoshitomo Nara Meets Nick Cave

This series of drawings was made initially to be bound as a set of original drawings. Then after planning a solo show at Kirra Hill I decided to have them made into a slide show. These are two creative individuals who inspire me immensely. Yoshitomo Nara is a contemporary Japanese visual artist who I met […]

My Top Twenty Five Intellectual Heroes

This series of drawings was made into an original set of drawing in an artist  book and slide show that features my top twenty five intellectual heroes from the fields of art, music, novels and philosophy. They include Andy  Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Nick Cave, JD Salinger, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Patrick White, Jackson Pollock, Haruki […]

The Chthonian Element in Nature Drawings

This series of drawings was made mainly during two studio residencies at the Big Ci in Bilpin in the Blue Mountains in October 2020 and March 2021. The residency was a very social time with other creatives and the site is nestled in a beautiful natural environment. The highlight of the residencies was the chance […]

The Big Ci Studio Residency Drawings

In March 2018 I undertook a studio residency at the Big Ci in Bilpin in the Blue Mountains. There was a great community of artists and Rae and Yuri who ran the space. I made a series of large and small drawings revolving around my experiences there and ideas of community and spiritualism.

Ten Drawings a Day Project

I started this project at the beginning of July in 2021 and now in mid August have around 400 drawings. They are on an array of different types of paper including graph paper, lined paper, canvas paper, watercolour paper and small envelopes. They are mainly on a4 paper. They are made with black artline pens […]

My New York Diary

In May 2016 I went on a backpacking holiday in New York City. I stayed in Manhattan, Harlem and Brooklyn. I brought drawing paper and drew every day for the first week until I ran out of paper that I use to make books of drawings. I use high quality A4 watercolour drawing paper. I […]

Mothers Love Drawings

This series of drawings was made into an artist book of original drawings and DVD slide show and is inspired by my wise and caring mother. I am also deeply influenced by the YouTube videos and correspondence letters with the famous clown doctor Patch Adams who talks about the profound influence of mothers love.