I am a contemporary artist working from my home studio in Bowral Southern Highlands.
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.
Inspired by Rembrandt, Constable, Turner, Van Gogh and Monet.
I explored still life, atmospheric landscape and abstract gardens with the focus on colour, light and movement. My working process is slow as I build up multiple layers of oil paint and glazes on linen which takes a while to dry in between layers. For a quicker process I will use oil and cold wax on wood panels.
To ensure high quality artwork I use pure pigment oil paint . All paintings have protective varnish or wax finish and are signed on back, ready to hang with wire.
My art is inspired by the transitory beauty of nature. I work intuitively and spontaneously to capture these fleeting moments and cycles of transformation. My aim as an artist is to invite the viewer into that same state of freedom and appreciation of nature.
I have been selected as finalist in the Hunters Hill art prize for five consecutive years and exhibited throughout Australia. My works are held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, United States and United Kingdom.
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.