My art is about a personal exploration of the subject
and the materials used to create the work. Regardless
of whether the subject is something as mundane as a toothbrush
or as awe inspiring as the beauty of nature, it has to
speak to me in some way. I have to feel an empathy towards
the subject and desire to form a relationship with it,
as inevitably I am affected by the feeling or mood of
the subject. My paintings evolve organically from life's
everyday glances. Rather than trying to force my will
on them, I give them total control. Each layer determines
and guides the next. My paintings are a dialogue between
giving and taking. I don't want to sign the work until
it looks like it has been lived on, until I have violated
the open white space and created something that can become
independent of me and fend for itself.
Travelled to Riga, Latvia (winter)
Group exhibition at Studio 48, Newcastle.
Travelled to Riga, Latvia.
Exhibition at Newcastle Art Space.
Art collectors from USA, UK, Europe, Turkey,
and Asia have been purchasing work online.
in the Artist's Palette magazine.
Interview and Profile
Working on the Newcastle
series after returning to Australia.
Started work on the Turkish
series of paintings after third visit to
Visited Turkey for the first time. Stayed in Istanbul
and travelled to many places along the west coast.
Studied Visual Art at the University of Newcastle.
Studied Fine Arts at the TAFE College in Newcastle, Australia.
Born in Maitland NSW Australia.