I live and have a studio in North Sydney and paint landscapes, waterways and Aussie native flora. I paint in impasto oils, alla prima with palette knife onto stretched cotton canvas.Â I’m drawn to vast expanses glimpsed beyond the sometimes chaotic scrubby bush of our coastal natives.Â My landscapes are composed to lead the eye throughÂ chaosÂ toward space and calm. Painted to put the viewer under and among tree limbs and leaves shading the viewer and framing the space beyond. My flora paintings on the other hand are all about loving the chaos, the sculpturos layering, the stacking of thick paint and finally with all the looking, see order, see the spaces celebrate the subtle tones and find calm to be with it.
My joy is to paint the story of our unique environment, the grace, humility and synergy our beautiful trees, plants and flowers all share with-in the symbiosis of Australiaâ€™s natural habitat. I am reminded that we can all co-exist harmoniously like our natives to better care for her our heart land, Australia and each other.Â
2021 Kuringgai: Solo show, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay, Sydney, NSW
2021 Everywhere I Look: a duo show, Be Brave Art Space, Avalon, Sydney, NSW
2021 RME Downland Art Exhibition: a group show, Toowoomba, QLD
2021 Flora: a group show, Dandenong, VIC
2021 Grammar Art Show: a group show, Toowoomba, QLD
2021 Inside this Box: a group show, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange, NSW
2020 Contemporary Australian Art Display:Â a group show, The Corner Store Gallery, Orange, NSW
2015 Emergence: a group show with Underground Art Space, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney NSW
2021 Finalist, Port Lincoln Arts Prize, SA
2017 Finalist, Northern Beaches Art Prize, NSW
2016 Finalist, Northern Beaches Art Prize, NSW
2021 – 2017 – Digital illustrations, 6 books forÂ â€˜Short Stories Tall Talesâ€™ theatre show.
2020 – Painting donation – Cancer Research
2018 – Painting donation – Opera Australia Bennevolent Fund
2020 – 2019 Assistant Director – Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House, Art Centre Melbourne
2019 – 2007 Stage Manager – Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House, Art Centre Melbourne
2007- 2003 Stage Props, Prop Maker, Scenic – Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House.
1999 – 1996 Prop Maker & Scenic Artist – Royal Opera House, English National Opera, London West End, Russel Beck Studios.
HND – 1996 Theatre Production Northbrook College, Sussex UK
BA – 1993 Jewellery and Silversmithing, London Guildhall University, incomplete
ND – 1991 Fine Art, Northbrook College, Sussex UK