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I am a largely self taught artist, working in acrylic and mixed media. I like to paint fast, allowing the painting to declare itself as I go. I mostly use a limited palette but am experimenting with colour, style and composition.Through art I hope to better understand the human experience: how we relate to each other, to our environment, to our selves. I also use art to consider issues of importance to me: All artwork has the capacity to be political, some pieces more overtly than others. In 2018 I was awarded a month long art residency at Chateau d'Orqueveaux in France. I have just returned from this and will soon be presenting a new body of work developed over my time there. The international art residency provided me with an opportunity to immerse myself in my art practice, to respond to new environments and themes and to learn from accomplished artists from around the world. 3 of my paintings will be held in the permanent collection at Chateau d'Orquevaux. My paintings are held in private collections across Australia, in the UK, France and the USA.

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Education

MBBS Monash University MPH UNSW

Exhibitions

Solo exhibition: Nausea in my arm, G3 Artspace, Parkdale
Group exhibitions: Linden Gallery Postcard show, Belle Arti Prize, Cambridge Studio Gallery "Who's looking at you" Portrait Prize (finalist) 2017 and 2018; A4 Art Australia Exhibition, Beaumaris Art Group Members Exhibition, MESAC Marine Easel Exhibition, Kingston Arts Centre Artz Blitz, No Vacancy Gallery ‘Meanderings in visual language’ , Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy: 'Landscapes Reflected’ , Birds Gallery, Kew ‘At Home’, Georges River Art Prize (finalist) 2017, Cambridge Studio Gallery Life Abstracted (finalist) 2017, Hall and Wilcox Art exhibition "Diversity" 2018
Art Lounge Featured Artist: Cambridge Studio Gallery 2018
International Art residency at Chateau d' Orquevaux, France, Nov 2018

Press

https://bluethumb.com.au/blog/artists/10-emerging-australian-portrait-artists/

https://www.chateauorquevaux.com/artist-residence

Influences

In my day to day work I am privileged to see people at some of their most vulnerable moments: facing disease and death, welcoming a new born child, grappling with dementia, crippled by anxiety, overwhelmed with the kindness of carers , tormented by the voices of psychosis. The nuances and variations in human reactions to self, to other and to our environment fascinates me and inspires my art. I hope to demystify, to reduce stigma and to better understand and empathise with this life, this shared humanity. My art works are available for sale here on Bluethumb.

70cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$450
72cm (W) x 72cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$400
51cm (W) x 73cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$390
74cm (W) x 74cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$580
110cm (W) x 85cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$730
47cm (W) x 62cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$610
66cm (W) x 112cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$500
83cm (W) x 73cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$500
90cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$630
72cm (W) x 72cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$600
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