My highly individual art reflects my observation of and intense reaction to the rich diversity within landscapes. I aim to display a response to the natural world that is both intriguing and intrigued.
This year I have turned my attention to depicting coastal profiles. I have been inspired by the work of William Westall (1781 - 1850). I visited the National Library of Australia in April to view the collection of his work housed there. I was inspired to depict coastal profiles of the New South Wales south coast using both watercolours and pencil on paper.
In 2015 I painted landscapes, both real and imagined, inspired by my travels to distant and remote locations. 2014 was a year of experimentation, consolidation and collaboration. I worked with fellow artist Peter Williamson. We used locally sourced clay and mud to produce ‘paintings’, on canvas.
In September 2010 I had a successful exhibition at London’s prestigious Menier Gallery. The exhibition was supported by a grant from Arts NSW, and was opened by the High Commissioner for Australia. In 2013 I had another show at the Menier Gallery with seven other artists from the Lennox Street Studios.
I have participated in several Artist in Residence programs including Jenolan Caves NSW in 2009,Cudgegong Regional Gallery in the Central West NSW township of Gulgong in 2010. In September 2011, I returned to Gulgong to exhibit work produced during my residency.
In July and August of 2012 I was artist in residence at Gullkistan in the village of Laugarvatn in Iceland. I returned to Gullkistan in August of 2013.
In 2008 I was awarded the People’s Choice prize at the “LikeArt” exhibition and, in 2007; I received the Directors Choice Award at the inaugural Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize.
I began my art studies under the tutelage of well known contemporary Sydney artists in the early 1990's. In 1995 I undertook more formal studies in a fine arts course at St. George College.
After completing the course I travelled extensively throughout Australia drawing inspiration from its unique landscapes.
On my return, I moved into studios at Blackwattle Bay, Glebe, where I began work on a series of paintings based on my travels. After the demise of the Blackwattle complex, I established myself at Lennox Street Studios in the inner city suburb of Newtown.