1954 Born in Maclean N.S.W.
Lives and practices in Bangalow New South Wales
Graduate Diploma Fine Art
In my practice I am responding to the primary motifs as real, gradually enticing life, light and movement into the work; endeavouring to keep the work open and spontaneous as long as possible. I have continued to work with this approach in my paintings of Wild Dogs, Bulls, Horses and other symbols of primal power or presence.
Recent journeys to Italy and the Kimberly’s are influencing my practice. The richness of our western visual history blended with the raw power and light of the primal vibration of the outback reinforce the authenticity of the works.
These paintings are direct and engage the viewer. They are decorative, individual, scarred and possess a physical confidence.
These works address issues of freedom and presence.
Animal totems aid in self-discovery and capture our imagination; giving us incredible avenues of self-expression and awareness which can afford us visions of how our lives could be if we lived more simply.
My compositions are designed to create tension and rhythm. My colour schemes have a symbolic language: earth colours represent the elements while the primaries and there varied tones represent light and its spectrum. A mixture of surface finishes and linear marks create a variety of visual stimulation. The formal qualities I use aim to effect the viewer; to make them feel they are in the presence of something human, something authentic and something very rare.
Exhibitions selected Solo and Group
2012 Glenferrie Contemporary
2012 Grafton Regional Gallery
2011 Anthea Polson Gallery
2011 Manyung Gallery
2010 Manyung Gallery
2010 Art Piece group show
2009 Balmain Art Show
2009 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Victoria
2009 Francis Keevil Gallery, Double Bay Sydney
2009 Comeback Group Show 19 Karen, Mermaid Beach Gold Coast
2009 Argyle Hotel Gallery, Maclean
2009 Barebones Bangalow
2008 October, Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza Victoria
2008 September, Group Exhibition Art Piece Gallery Mullumbimby
2008 July Group exhibition Cape Gallery Byron Bay
2008 May, Grafton Regional Gallery
2008 January, Barebones Art Space, Bangalow
2007 Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2006 Border Art prize
2006 Winner works on canvas Southern Cross Art Festival
2006 Group exhibition Waywood “Revelations 10 “.
2006 Waywood smalls’ exhibition.
2006 Group exhibition Arthouse Australia Yamba.
2000 Exhibition of large works on canvas at the BASE Gallery Byron Bay.
99 Waywood smalls exhibition.