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Artist profile

Location Wollongong

Artist Type Semi Professional

Summary

Complex, intense, expressive work inspires me. Whether its photography, painting or writing, I prefer to explore and speculaterather than distill to the simple.
Lyricism, drama, humour and the exploration of the past, are my natural inclinations.

Worked for decades on creating long-distance walking track (Great North Walk), photography, painting and writing, with greatest devotion to writing travel, poetry and novels, plus a liking of photography (plus ten years teaching it) and experimentation.

Always interested in collaborations.

member of Write-On Authors, and other groups.

  • About

    I work mainly as an author of fiction and travel, always informed by the poetic and lyrical I am a anti-romantic romantic, meaning love and beauty are central but history is a cruel mistress (or master if you wish). So my novels, sent in 1988 to as far back as 1503, are people in the grip of history. One way or another they must to come to terms with it.
    Travel writing centres of France and Spain, in particular the Camino de Santiago. With ten works on or about it, I am its most prolific author.

    My other passion is photography. After representation in twenty European exhibitions, I have turn to explore our coastal Intertidal Zone, between low and high tides.

  • Biography

    Author, poet, traveller, lyricist, photographer, artist
    Contact: 61(0)441525086; utravel9@gmail.com

    Novels -
    Belonging
    Starts With C
    Knowing Simone
    Blacksmith and Canon
    Travel -
    New South Walks Heritage Walks
    Great North Walk, two editions
    Pilgrimage series (10, eBooks and paperbacks)
    Damn! Creative Journey Across Spain.
    Inner Flash
    Borders

    In Process
    A Blacksmith’s Life
    The Intertidal Zone (photography)

    Member: Diverse Poets, Write-On Authors.
    Numerous painting & photography exhibitions, from 1978.
    Feature Poet, Sydney Writers Festival, 2017
    Numerous performances, Sydney plus.
    Winner, Peter Cowan SS Prize, 'Patting the Dog', 2015..

  • Awards & Career highlights

    1988 - Great North Walk Published. The Track and Official Bicentennial Project

    1996 - Built first Ecotourism Lodge in NSW

    2008 - Series of Six Pilgrimage eBook at Smashwords

    2015 - Winner, Peter Cowan Prize for Short Story

    2020 - Completed fourth Novel, Blacksmith and Canon. ORepresented in twenty European Photo Exhibitions,

  • Studio Address

    16 Alanson Av
    Bulli NSW 2516

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