Artist Type Professional
My work is mixed media paintings, printmaking in lithography, etching and collagraph. Works are generally semi abstract with a lyrical quality relating to the natural environment displaying the importance of line and composition.
My work has evolved through experimentation in botanical illustration, watercolour, oils, mixed media and printmaking. My mixed media work is built up by multi layering collage materials, acrylic paint, inks and pastels creating different surface textures and techniques.
My inspiration comes from the natural world -both in flowers and landscape - from realism to abstraction. I like to create works with a painterly effect drawing on the very essence of the subject without being tied down by traditional approaches, always paying attention to line and the necessity of understanding the importance of drawing and expressive mark making within the artwork.
Born in Grafton NSW, and now a resident of the Southern Highlands. After having an international career in finance and stockbroking I decided to change direction and follow my passion. After further study I developed a successful art practice which has prospered for almost 30 years - working in Botanical Illustration, watercolour, oil, acrylics, pastels, mixed media and printmaking.
During this time I have exhibited and taught artists' classes and workshops in Brisbane, Southern Highlands throughout rural Australia and Italy.
Awards & Career highlights
2018 - Teaching a Masterclass in Florence Italy in December
2018 - Solo Exhibition in Florence, Italy - December 2018
2018 - Exhibition "The Year of the Dog" Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
2017 - Taught 3 week workshop in Tuscany in watercolour, artist's books and printmaking
2017 - "Where are they now" Exhibition Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
Garden Gate Studio17 Mawson Terrace
Moss Vale NSW 2577
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