The Landscapes are mostly watercolour on paper and painted from life as I do not like to use photographs or rely on memory. I think that the creation of these paintings is in some ways a meditation on landscape and life. They are time consuming and I am often aware that the painting is a process that allows me time with nature and a chance to examine the chatter of my internal dialogue or expunge some of the over stimulation associated with modern living.
It is an unusual experience to sit by yourself each day for a few weeks observing the same patch of forest, originally I did it just because I wanted the painting but sometimes when I think about it I am just as interested in other aspects of the process.
1993-1995: Associate Diploma of Fine Art, Seaforth TAFE
1997-2000: Bachelor of Fine Art, College of Fine Art, Paddington. UNSW.
2004-2005: Studied Printmaking and education, Southern Cross University. Lismore
Exhibitions and other work:
2017 Winner of Trustees’ Watercolour Prize, Wynne, AGNSW
2017 Exhibited as finalist in Wynne landscape painting prize, AGNSW.
2016 Exhibited as a finalist in the NSW Plein Air painting prize.
2016 Exhibited as a finalist in the Paddington art prize
2016 Exhibited In solo exhibition at The Courner Gallery. Stanmore
2015 Exhibited in Warringah Council art competition
2013 Exhibited in Shanahan Tudhope exhibiton 60 Carrington st Wynyard.
2012 Exhibited in ‘fixations’ exhibiton fix8 gallery Freshwater
2011 Exhibited in group show ‘Adspetcus” Dunn + Hillam Studio
2008 -2017 Sold numerous landscapes to private collectors, whilst designing and building an off grid house in beautiful forest east of Kempsey
2010 Exhibited in ‘from nature’ Exhibition. Peta Morris
2007 Exhibition ‘blue night’ Bikram Yoga Studio.
2007 Solo Exhibition, entitled. ‘Winter’ Angel Gallery. Queenscliff.
2004 Worked as an Illustrator and comic artist for the ‘The Big Issue’ Magazine
2004 Worked as a comic artist for Southern Cross University Magazine ‘Pulp’
2003 Exhibited in three man exhibition ‘Confabulations of the Eye, Artworks from Mantown’, Artichoke Gallery, Manly.
2003 Exhibited in a solo exhibition ‘Ate at Six’ Candy’s Café, Manly.
2003 Illustrations for use in an architectural installation at Bear Cottage, Manly.
2003 Acted as Artist and Curator for a group show at Gallery Blue, Newtown
2002 Exhibited in a two-person show, Gallery Blue, Newtown
2001 Travelled through Europe, working, visiting galleries, exhibiting, and selling work in Lugano, Switzerland, and London.
2001 Travelled as Expedition artist for a documentary team, documenting the historical relationship between Indonesian and Yolngu Aboriginal people.
2001 Exhibited paintings and photographs related to the ‘Trepang Documentary’, Gallery Blue, Newtown.
1999 Exhibited in small solo show at Candy’s café, Manly
1999 Exhibited in a group show at CoFA Gallery
1998 Worked as an Illustrator, creating teaching aids for computer book publications.
1996 Exhibited in a group show entitled ‘The Artworks Formerly Known as Prints’ Annandale.
1995 Exhibited in Seaforth TAFE end of year show entitled ‘FRESH’
1994 Commenced study at Seaforth TAFE (Associate Diploma of Fine Art)