I am a contemporary abstract artist, based in Bowral Southern Highlands Australia.
Art has been my life and career. Starting in textile design and many years in oil painting. Initially I was taught the traditional techniques of the old masters, which was invaluable as a starting point in oil paint application and a great foundation for any expression.
I paint between atmospheric landscapes, expressive flora and abstracts. My medium is oil on linen and oil and cold wax on wood.
Each painting is built up of multiple transparent glazes and opaque layers of colour interactions, adding expressive interest with oil bars and graphite. I further manipulate the surface through scraping, scratching and wiping away, revealing hidden aspects in previous layers. The surface becomes the accumulation of what came before creating a rich and luminous history of mood and mystery.
All art materials are of professional quality, paintings have a protective polished cold wax finish, signed on back and ready to hang.
I have been selected as finalist in various art prizes and exhibited within Australia.
My works are held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, United States and United Kingdom.
Bdas Gallery. The Blue Square 2021
Southern Highlands Art Trail 2020
The Shac - November 2020
Arthead Gallery Blue Square 2020
Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail 2019.
Bundanoon Winterfest 2019
Taralga Art Show 2019
Millis Gallery Blues Art Competition 2019
Artists of Mosman 2088, 2019
Artist of Mosman 2088, 2017, 2018
Ten Thousand Paces, Bowral, 2016
Solo Exhibition Hunters Hill Art Gallery 2016
Land, Sea and Sky.
Hunters Hill Art Exhibition finalist 2016.
Artists of Mosman 2088, 2016
Hunters Hill Art Exhibition finalist 2015
Artists of Mosman 2088, 2015
Bowral & District Art Society, Pirtek Still Life Exhibition, 2014
Hunters Hill Art Exhibition finalist 2014
Salon Des Refuses Hunters Hill 2014
Hunters Hill Art Exhibition finalist 2013
Land ship Gallery Mosman 2011
Animal Liberation Exhibition 2009
Strand Arcade Boutique Sydney Original designs 2000
Vogue Magazine 2000
Private Functions, Sydney, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Canberra.