Artist Type Professional
I draw and paint using watercolour and oils. Subject matter includes landscape, portraiture, human form and still life, nearly always presented in an expressive/representational manner.
My style is expressionistic, figurative and observational. I am inspired by what I choose to paint or draw based on my thoughts, emotions, intuitive and intellectual response, the history of art and the way I view the subject perceived. To explore an idea I often work in series or thematically.
1978 B.A. (Hons.) First Class, Ceramics and Painting, Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts, London, UK.
1979 Post-Graduate Art Teachers Certificate, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1996 Doctor of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong
1975 to present: various art related jobs and part-time teaching in tertiatry education
1980 to 2009: Full-time Teacher and Head Teacher Ceramics and Fine Art, TAFE NSW
I have been an artist and teacher since 1974
Awards & Career highlights
2010 to 2015 - Finalist, NSW Parliament House Plein Air Painting Prize, Sydney
2011 - First Prize, 'Works on Paper', Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
2005 - First Prize, 'Works on Paper', Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
2002 - First Prize, Art Visions, St. Mary's College, Wollongong
2000 - First Prize, John Copes Prize for Representational Art, BDAS, Bowral
21 Pheasant Point Drive
Kiama NSW 2533
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