Artist Type Semi Professional
I take regular field trips sketching Plein Aire or photographing, and then develop these references into paintings in the studio. I paint in oils, mixed medium and watercolours where I often take a departure from the literal resulting in my work ranging from traditional to conceptual. My objective is to leave enough interprative space in my work to evoke a curiousity in the viewer .
Over the years of my practice my work has evolved. With its beginnings in the depiction of the quaint and traditional it has now developed into something that has a personal or political meaning.
For instance when I am inspired by the landscape and humankinds negative impact upon it, I highlight the natural landscape in juxtaposition with the altered landscape and aim for my work to be a catalyst for a dialogue about the environment.
When I am inspired by memory I use techniques and materials that evoke a sense of fragility.
When I am inspired by an emotion I explore that emotion through colour, texture and the materiality of paint, textiles or mixed mediums.
I have painted since my early teens and my committment to art has seen me follow through with formal training later in life. I am a painter who is graduating in BCA Honours in Vis/Arts in 2016 after completing an BCA undergraduate degree in 2015. I am also TAFE trained and have undertaken numerous masterclasses. This extensive study combined with an absolute passion to paint enables me to respond to a wide range of concepts through a of process of deep analysis. I often use techniques a that evoke a sense of real presence through the infusion of textural qualities in my work in particular my landscapes. My works are a personal reflection of my lived experiences.
- Awards & Career highlights
2016 - Namoi Cotton Australia Acquisition Prize, Apsects Art Prize Goondiwindi
2016 - 'Something Special' - Solo Exhibition Old Courthouse Wollongong
2016 - 'Carved Landscapes',- Solo exhibition, BCA Honours exhibition TAEM Gallery UOW
2015 - Internship Bundanon Trust
2015 - Albion Park Show Grand Champion, First prize in Open landscape, Open Portraint and Open Acrylic
- Studio Address
97A The Boulevarde
Oak Flats NSW 2529
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