Silent Auction Fundraising Exhibition BMCC Gallery

faye wilson "sprung"

Opening this Friday pm at a fundraising exhibition for establishing a permanent collection for the BMCC Gallery.

60 plus artists have donated A5 works on board on the theme Spring for silent auction… Great chance to pick up some great artwork while supporting this cause.

Above is my piece ” Sprung” a mixed hand and digital illustration/ archival print 2014.


29 August – 21 September 2014

An auctioning exhibition of intimate A5 sized artworks from artists participating in the Cultural Centre’s exhibition program.

This fundraiser exhibition supports the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s Collection Acquisition Fund. All works are for sale through silent auction. Take this opportunity to start your own collection while supporting the growth of the Cultural Centre’s fine artcollection.

Closing auction event will take place on 20 September 2014.

A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exhibition

Black and Blue Project

I am very proud to be the coordinator and director of this amazing gathering of talents working on an idea that I have been incubating for many years and that only something like the addition of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre could have made possible…. There are 16 artists involved –  the illustrators are Greg Bakes, Amy Cutler, Wayne Harris, Jude Martinez, Nancy Sarno, Toby Riddle, Michel Striech, and myself and the writers are Craig Billingham, Emma Brazil, Kathy Hale, John Low, Mark O’Flynn,Vanessa Kirkpatrick, Trevor Shearston and Deb Westbury

Put this in your diary and please come along to see this and the other exhibitions at our beautiful new gallery in Katoomba.

Following is the text from the BMCC website for our exhibition starting Opening 16th May 2014 ( ends 24  June ) and  the opening event for Sydney Writers Festival Blue Mountains events in conjunction with Varuna Writers Centre.



Local illustrators and writers become partners in crime as they narrate some of the mysterious historical events that have taken place in the Blue Mountains. From Mt Victoria’s haunting ‘Lady in Black’, to an unsolved society murder at Everglades in the 1920s, this exhibition explores myths, legends and strange Mountains tales through storytelling, poetry and illustration.

A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Exposé Program Exhibition

FAYE WILSON, Falling (detail) 2013, hand and digital illustration, 59.4 x 84.1 cm

  Category: Future Exhibitions

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7 illustrators at the everglades


Basic Photoshop Workshop for Artists and Illustrators

Hi All… I am running this two day workshop – places are filling fast so book now ( only two places left). Everything supplied… absolute beginners on computer are encouraged to come for a fun two days!


Summer Fashion Sketch Club Sydney 2012

Are you interested in sketching the figure and fashion? In this 4 part workshop held over four Thursdays we take to the Sydney shops, arcades and strips to draw fashion and people in the street wearing it.

Great fashion illustrators work from life and exude life in their drawings and I believe that the natural approach to drawing is still the best foundation for  getting the best from applied drawing to digital mediums, especially as we move towards moving and interactive formats.

Over 4 full sessions we will be sketching garments, shoes and accessories from windows and displays and also practicing ways to make quick sketches from moving subjects and from selected reference. We will look at ways to integrate architectural and editorial elements into your fashion and figure sketches to give context and bring them to life and we will look at techniques that flex that mighty muscle the visual memory and ways to train, develop and utilise it.

We will also look at the art of the fashion blog and editorial fashion and try our hand at some visual reportage.

Suitable for those with some drawing experience especially illustrators, fashion designers, graphic designers or anyone that is interested in drawing  fashion and the figure in context.

All you need is a sketchbook, camera, drawing materials and a journal (IPAD if you sketch on one OK). Drawing from life is great fun and you will be working  in and around shops, cafes and other environments so  be prepared for a bit of walking and the challenges of working on site.

Allowed time for breaks is 1 hour – bring lunch or draw in a cafe while you eat!

Four sessions X 4 weeks meeting each week in a city location on city circle.  Week 1: Martin Place.

Time: 10pm – 2pm ( three hours drawing and one hour for breaks).

Dates: Nov 22,  Nov 29,  Dec 6,  Dec 13

Small Group 10 MAX Bookings Essential

Full $150 /$120 Concession  ( Non Refundable Deposit $50 )

Email inquiries and bookings  to through this site.


Fashion Illustration by Faye

The new website is up and running  and I will be adding new work to the site regularly. If you haven’t checked in to the site lately then swing by the illustration portfolio for a look.


Wrapping up the Winter Workshop


Katoomba turned on it’s best and worst during the week weather wise, but we were snug in our Steam Laundry Studio.

It was lovely to meet Mags, Denise, Lia and Yoshi and to catch up with Ruth, Lois, Reyna, Ken and Gordon.

Over the week we painted and drew from a variety of subjects from winter still life with fennel and carrots to pomegranates and lemons with iris’s.

Our costumed models were Felix and Lily who both extraordinarily fascinating to draw and paint. Felix’s long limbs and dark broody face resulted in some excellent sketches and portraits. Lily has that delicate but striking face that shows her Japanese, Polish heritage and was dresses in a way that accentuated her long elegant proportions. There were a number of wonderful painting and drawings of Lily done through the session and continued afterwards. Well done models and participants!

As usual I was amazed at how a bunch of people can all look at the same subjects and interpret it in so many equally interesting ways.Mags – who had done very little drawing or painting jumped in bravely and approached the week with an openness that really was refreshing to see. She also went away at the end of the week with some great work.
Overall I have to congratulate the group on staying so focused, for being so open and keen to learn while retaining the ability to have fun while doing it. You were all great.

Congratulations to all  who participated in the workshop and helped with the organising and clean up afterward.
Thanks also to Anita for making the space available.

Special thanks to Ken for his never failing enthusiasm and commitment in helping out when ever he can. You are brilliant!

I am planning to run Katoomba workshop’s in early December and late January when I return to the Mountains for the summer and will post details of these soon.
Any enquiries please email me at

Faye Wilson Laprap Giveaway Competition

Laprap Competition

I am really happy to announce a new range of my designs as a limited edition range on “Laprap” – a brilliant new way to protect and liven up the laptop with easily applied, removable skins bearing images such as mine!

I am giving away a “ Faye Wilson Limited Edition Laprap” including delivery to five lucky winners. All you have to do is go online at , scroll through my 12 designs then email me the name of your favorite to

Don’t forget to include your return email address, the size of your laptop, the name of your favorite design and “Faye Wilson Laprap Comp” in the subject line.

Competition closes 12pm, August 31. One entry per email address.

These all go in the draw August 31st and the five winners will be notified by email and sent their favorite Faye Wilson Laprap by post, soon after.

Drawing Classes in the Studio

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Drawing Classes In Katoomba Studio

In May I will be starting classes with small groups of up to 5 students, tailored to individual needs.

Please email me if you would be interested in participating.

All levels, including HSC students are very welcome.

All general drawing areas including figure, objective, subjective, still life, perspective etc. Illustration

techniques and your own projects developed.

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