My paintings explore the temporal experience of viewing place from changing viewpoints. In the process of art-making I move between realism and abstraction. The representational and the abstract inform one another, in both the true subject of the work is always colour, form and design. I have built up a body of work consisting of lyrical abstract landscapes and abstracted interiors which I have developed with a collage methodology.
The abstracted interiors are intended to represent the passage of time. The compositional elements of architecture and space are manipulated with the objective to intertwine the experience of past and present. The designs are constructed from collected impressions; looking out a window or across a table, walking out of a room, listening to the sounds and remembering a view. I attempt to evoke memories through referencing furnishings and decorative motifs.
In all of my work I intend to insinuate notions of form, space and time but also to leave room for the viewer to become involved in making their own interpretation of the subject.
2018 Finalist Heysen Prize, Hahndorf, SA.
2017 Finalist Hadleys Art Prize, Hobart
2017 Finalist Emma Hack Art Prize, Adelaide, SA.
2017 Finalist Whyalla Art Prize, Whyalla,SA.
2015 Selected for top 30, Saatchi Art, Painted World Showdown .
2015 Finalist Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW.
2014 Finalist Waterhouse Natural History Prize, SA Museum, Adelaide, SA.
2013 Winner City of Burnside Art Prize, SA.
2013 Winner Watershed Art Prize, SA.
2011 Winner Barossa Art Prize, SA.
2011 Winner Clare Rotary Art Prize, SA.
2011 Finalist Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale, Fleurieu Vistas Prize, McLaren Vale, SA.
2009 Winner Peterborough Art Prize, SA.
2008 Finalist Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale, Fleurieu Vistas Prize, McLaren Vale, SA.
2007 Winner Best Regional Artist, Heysen Prize for Australian Landscape, Hahndorf, SA
2007 Finalist Whyalla Art Prize, Whyalla, SA.
2006 Winner Balco Art Prize, SA.
2006 Winner Murray Bridge Rotary Art Prize, SA.
2005 Winner Heysen Prize for Australian Landscape, Hahndorf Academy, SA.
2005 Finalist Whyalla Art Prize, Whyalla, SA.
2005 Highly Commended, Waterhouse Natural History Prize, SA Museum, Adelaide, SA.
2020 Landscapes, Michael Reid Studio Direct, Surry Hills, Sydney
2019 Moving Lands, South Coast Regional Art Centre, Goolwa, SA.
2016 Little Boxes, Adelaide Town Hall.
2015 Imago Mundi, international touring exhibition, curated by Benneton Foundation.
2014 Back Roads, Hahndorf Academy, SA.
2011 The Road to Here, Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda, SA.
2010 Director’s Choice, Greenhill Galleries @ the Hilton Hotel, Adelaide, SA. 2015