I'm an Australian artist living and working in Sydney.
I paint everyday objects and the space around me in an attempt ‘to make sense’ of the space, the simple beauty and the way everything fits together.
I've found that by setting up a structured and repetitive study of the smaller, intimate things from my close environment, and through the sustained and daily observation of the ordinary, something new can be found and the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
My work is held in public and private collections in Australia and Europe including works in the National Gallery of Australia.
I studied printmaking under Jorg Schmeisser at the Canberra School of Art. During my studies I was granted a travel scholarship to visit museums, galleries and and Art schools across Europe.
On my return I completed a BFA in Printmaking and Painting at the Sydney College of the Arts and received a scholarship to complete Post Graduate studies in Painting at the Rijks Academie S’hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.
I lived, worked and exhibited in Amsterdam for 17 years, returning to Australia in 2007 to set up a studio in Clovelly, Sydney where I paint and teach today.
Grants and Awards:
The Netherlands Government Post Graduate Scholarship, 1990
Canberra School of Art Traveling Scholarship, 1985
October 15-22 2016, ‘Still Painting’ individual show, Creativity Unlimited Studio, Clovelly, Sydney
October 28-30 2016, 'The Other Art Fair' group exhibition, Commune, Waterloo, Sydney
2016 ‘Still Painting’, Creativity Unlimited Studio, Sydney
2013 ‘Interior Paintings’, Creativity Unlimited Studio, Sydney
2011 ‘Collected Drawings’, Creativity Unlimited Studio, Sydney
2004 ‘Recent Works', International School of Amsterdam, Amsterdam