A life-long artist, my earliest memories are rarely those without a pencil or drawing.
I often attend workshops to hone my skills and I have had the pleasure of learning from some of Australia’s great artists such as Sue Taylor – Portrait Artist, Archibald Finalist, Cees Schleidrecht, Glenda Charles, Geoff Ginn as well as award winning Canberra based Printmaker – Artist Jo Hollier.
Inspired by my love of the animal kingdom, immediate environment or moments in time which have evoked feelings of strong emotions, I utilise the diverse choice of various mediums and genres to communicate my work.
My intaglio etching “Brushtail Possum” was exhibited amongst the many beautiful prints of the “2013 Animalia Print Exchange.
The 2013 Animalia Print Exchange Exhibition raised $4,200 for the World Society for the Protection of Animals. It was exhibited in The Milk Gallery, Bowral; Sydney; Il Bisonte in Florence, Italy and also in the U.S.A.
This collection is now permanently archived in the National Gallery of Australia.
My works are held in art collections nationally and worldwide. I have exhibited in both Solo and Juried Group Exhibitions Internationally. My work is represented by Aarwun Gallery (in Gold Creek Canberra), Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore, N.S.W. and is also available in the SHOP section of Strathnairn Arts Gallery (in Holt, Canberra).
Over the past few years my works have undertaken various forms and functions.
My line drawing “Bird on a Rock” was acquired for the use in a broadside gift, for International acclaimed Poet Anne Carson, for ‘Nox’ by Stanford University.
On occasion I enjoy collaborating with other Artists, such as my collaboration with Hobart based poet Crystal Davis, who invited me to collaborate with her for a gorgeous book – ‘Azure Assurances – A Book of Pictured Poetry’, in which I interpreted 30 of her Contemporary poems into Black and White line drawings.
My Graphite Drawing – “Clicker the Kookaburra” was awarded the Bentley Art Prize – Grafton Scholarship Award in 2011.
I love making art. It is part of who I am,and when I am unable to create for long periods of time I feel as though a part of me is missing.
I like to push my artistic boundaries. I endeavour to master new techniques, while taking the opportunity to research and experiment with mediums and foundations.
As a multidisciplinary artist, I relish each opportunity that an inspiration presents to extend my art practice. Often what first appeals will be further challenged to ensuing new techniques which are then adapted as far as possible to extend into other mediums that I utilise.
Thankfully art has no limits, there are so many new techniques that I have yet to venture into, and I look forward to this with great anticipation.