“Too good to be true” may actually be true!

My morning coffee had not yet touched my lips when with finger poised to delete junk from my spam box,

my bleary eyes fell upon what I thought was the classic “If it is too good to be true, then it is not true!”

The email was well written and had an image of one of my Jacaranda paintings.

So I took a second look at the message that purported to be from a highly respected graphics company, which in essence said:

“We would like to use a digital image of this painting for a layout on a book cover. Please let me know if this is possible and how much does the image cost?”

Fortunately instead of immediately deleting it I made some enquiries (with the help of Prof. Google) and found that the graphics company existed,

so too did the writer of the message and the seemingly ‘too good to be true’ claim that my artwork, out thousands of Jacaranda images online, was wanted by

the ‘largest book publishing company in Italy and third largest magazine publisher in France, was 100% genuine!

I produced a new painting for them and called it ‘Jacaranda Journalism’

Never did I think that a self taught artist from Australia would produce a painting that finished up with a 2,000 print run for the cover of a novel.

It was a great boost to my confidence as an artist but it left me wondering ‘What if I had deleted the message? Would I ever have realised my mistake’

Since then ten of my paintings have been used in a thesis on Jacaranda trees by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

W hen I think “I was the kid that failed almost everything at school” I find it quite humbling.

'God's creation, my inspiration. He put the art in my heart' Rex Woodmore Australian ‘Family Friendly’ Paintings.

The Beach Party ! at it’s new home ..

Feels amazing to receive the photo of your painting at its new home, and the collector choosing to place the painting first ! even before unpacking.. ☺️❤️

Black and white lyrical abstract painting with a touch of gold, in progress

I am working on a large black and white lyrical abstract painting with a touch of gold. Influenced by my favorite jazz playlist as the paint dances on the canvas.

Warmth versus Cold: snow in the desert

This work is an experiment with a pour using acrylic, mixed with gold and black enamel paint. I have made pours using these different types of pao t before, but recently attended a workshop in which I experimented with acrylics usi g floetrol. It did seem to me though that a lot of paint is wasted this way, and anyway I prefer to work o to my pours with added layers and media. But I do plan to experiment still more....

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My first commissioned Logo Dot painting

Hi everyone,

I finished my first Logo Dot Painting....customer is happy ......I always feel I can do better and I will once i figure out the best way to market Logo Art?

Ideas and help would be highly appreciated.


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Should I do more of these?

I usually paint (dot painting) women's bodies and abstracts. But I tried this.Please let me know what you think.

My inspiration flower photo with my artwork

This flower is called ‘Coral Jasmine’ in English and ‘Har Singar’ in Hindi…

also called ‘Raat Ki Rani’ meaning -

The Queen Of The Night ! as it blooms only at night …

Error while uploading new Artwork!

Hi friends,

I have not been able to upload my art due to an error .. anyone else facing this issue 😢