I am an artist currently living and working in Canberra ACT Australia and working full time on my my art practice as a painter and photographer. I have a lifelong interest and commitment to the arts and exhibit regularly in both Canberra and nationally. I have been included in various high-profile group exhibitions, including the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, in which I received Highly Commended Awards. The majority of my work depicts the natural world from landscapes to still life, fish and birds. My work is included in various private collections, both nationally and internationally.
My latest works are from the Seascape and Mindscape series and are concerned with space and place rather than site. My aim with the work is to depict a changing landscape where the unfolding drama is both momentary and boundless, and where a strange misty void exists in which substance dissolves into pure atmosphere. The horizon line is not so much a thing to be painted but a symbol of the infinite. I seek the experience of pure sensation without the burden of specific location or narrative thus creating the experience of being within a vast space. I am fascinated not only by the magnitude of nature, but also its fragility.
Visit my Shoreline Exhibition currently installed at Altenburg and Co, Braidwood, NSW.
3 Pelicans (2016)
oil on canvas
oil on canvas
91 x 122cm