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  1. Artwork feature: It’s alright once you’re in

    26 Feb 2020
    As 27 February is International Polar Bear Day, I thought it would be remiss not to revisit my graphite polar bear piece ‘It’s alright once you’re in’ ‘It’s alright once you’re in’ - by Candace Slager There’s no grand activist story behind my decision to draw a polar…

  2. How to be a professional artist - the day I headlined for Duran Duran

    19 Feb 2020
    Ok so I wasn’t expecting a part 2 but here it is.  I was once again taken aback, this time by a phone call asking for an interview on ABC Radio Gold Coast drive time. The team had been contacted about my Art Lovers Australia win for ‘This is not

  3. How to be a professional artist - the day I became a selfie star

    12 Feb 2020
    I thought I’d amuse myself and share my latest art studio escapades Having only recently moved into this house, my studio is still looking a little barren. I don’t have use for easels, drop cloths, trestle tables, racks of canvases and the like, so everything is fairly minimal and compact.…

  4. Artwork feature: When is a Roman soldier not a Roman soldier?

    05 Feb 2020
    Here is my piece ‘Do you have change for a denarius?’ What would you say is depicted here? Roman centurions or Roman Legionnaires ‘Do you have change for a denarius?’ by Candace Slager Surprisingly, it’s neither of those. The secret lies in which century you live. These are actually fake…

  5. New art: Skipping from the hips, a lesson in being a cow!

    24 Jan 2020
    Huzzah! Here is my latest colour pencil piece First, I must tell you a silly story.  ‘Cow corner’ - colour pencil on watercolour paper For locals on the Gold Coast you will know these cows pretty well. A random farmyard in the middle of udder suburbia (sorry). A remnant of…

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