Finding teenage Greg – over 30 years later

Finding teenage Greg - over 30 years later


Easter Friday and my family and I hopped onto a train and headed into Sydney. Yes, the sky looked decidedly miserable and treated us to not a few drops, but we were happy enough. Good old Sydney rain at Easter! Today we visited my mum. Mum lives alone in a unit (flat or apartment according to which variation of English you use). She likes living close to a city; above a bustling street and


  1. Beautiful art! You had talent from the very start, I believe. My old teen drawings consist of stick figures and my old writing is hilarious… when I meant it to be seriously philosophical at the time. -p
    Thanks for sharing your old art! 🙂

    1. Thank you. I actually am quite embarrassed by some of it, but I can see what you mean 🙂

  2. Very good idea to look back at old work and consider how far you have come. I keep producing pictures that remind me of specific drawings I did years ago. I wonder if I am brave enough to share them!
    I think your teenage paintings are beautiful.

    1. Yes – share them 🙂 Thank you for your kind comments 🙂

    1. You should! Some people are technically good at painting and drawing but have no sense of composition and colors. Their art is OK but… You on the other hand already are great at composition and colors and should be able to leverage that. ?

  3. Your early efforts are way better than mine – it is good to look back occasionally and get surprised at ourselves.

    1. Thanks 🙂 I guess I am too harsh on my young self. 🙂 One thing though – my poetry at that age genuinely was awful! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment 🙂

  4. You are definitely too harsh on your young self =) These aren’t “bad” at all. Definitely better than any of my traditional stuff even now that I’m thirty.

    1. I think we are always our own worst critics 🙂

  5. These are really great paintings. I’ve never been much of a painter myself, I’m too messy lol. I stick to sketching mostly.

    1. We all have a medium that works for us 🙂 Thank you 🙂 You are too kind 🙂

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