Artist Type Professional
Figurative and semi-abstract contemporary oil painting. Moody, offbeat, and ambiguous.
Although I paint from life and do lots of life drawing, my studio paintings derive from my photographic images. My visual aesthetics were formed by film and photography. I emphasize uncanny views through the lens. That's where I often start from, but then the brushstrokes take over and I depart from documentary reality.
I'm a practicing artist: painting, drawing, and photography. I exhibit regularly and sometimes win awards.
I have a BFA (film) from NYU, an MA (humanities) from University of Chicago, and a BFA Hons (painting) from the National Art School. I have earned a living as a photographer, film editor, radio producer, journalist, writer, editor, and university lecturer.
Currently, I am member of the Kiama Council Cultural Board.
Awards & Career highlights
2015 - Invited artist, Fractured Beauty, Wollongong Art Gallery
2012 - Awarded Hill End Artist's Residency, Bathurst Regional Gallery
2012 - Finalist St George Art Awards, City of Hurstville
2011 - Finalist, Blake Prize for Religious and Spiritual Art, Sydney
2011 - Overall Grand Prize, Thirroul Seaside and Art Festival
100 Terralong St. Level 1
Kiama NSW 2533
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