Awards and Finalist List
2018 Finalist Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize
2017 Finalist Tatiara Art Prize
Salon des Refuse RASASA Portrait Prize
2016 Finalist Rick Amor Drawing Prize
Winner Rain Moth Gallery River Life Art Prize
Watershed Art Prize Finalist
Emma Hack Prize Finalist
2015 Royal South Australian Society of the Arts Portrait Prize Finalist
Biography and Education
2017: working towards first solo exhibition
2016: November 2016 – January 2017 – self-funded study trip to France and London. Study and drawing of objects in the Coins and Medals department
of the British Museum for upcoming new body of work
Elected as Chair of Central Studios Adelaide - one of the oldest artist collectives in Australia
Adelaide Central School of Art Masterclass Fact and Fiction: Chris Orchard
2015: Adelaide Central School of Art Masterclasses Louise Fenely and Melanie Brown
2014 Working Art History Trip Europe – Paris: Musee d’Orsay, The Louvre, Holland: Maruitshuis, Van Gogh Museum and The Rijksmuseum, London: The
Tate and Tate Modern, The National Gallery and The Wallace Collection
2013 Adelaide Central School of Art Masterclass with Melanie Brown
2012 Masterclasses with Robin Eley and David Kassan
2017 SALA exhibition: terrace Floors and Furnishing Norwood Adelaide, Franfest:Scapes at Studio Bowden, RSASA Portrait prize Salon Des Refuses
2016 SALA exhibitions: Terrace Floors and Furnishings Norwood Adelaide, Central Studios Grote Street ‘The Last Hurrah”
2015: Art Images Christmas Show, Art Images SALA, Royal South Australian Society of Arts Portrait Prize, Pastel Artists of South Australia at Chapel Hill
Winery and Maxwell Estate,
2014 SALA Open Studio at former studio Boskenna, SALA solo show ‘Island Life” Waverley House café Mitcham, Boskenna Studio Gallery M Marion
2013 SALA Open Studio at studio Boskenna, Artist in Residence SALA ON SALE
At the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 I embarked upon a self-funded programme of study at the British Museum, for a new body of work and hopefully first solo exhibition. This body of work continues to develop.
Alongside the development of this work, I will continue to work in oils and pastels, producing a separate body of work influenced as always by natural forms in the environment and the human body. I spend time with landscapes to study form and detail, in a process of careful watchfulness combined with a sense of intuition. I really am happiest outside in the natural world, although I rarely paint plein air. It takes time for me to absorb a landscape, and what it means, and the painting that is influenced by the landscape is almost always completed in studio.
I am continuing to hone my skills and practice and will often go back to drawings, rub them back and draw over them again.
Since starting classes with Central Studios in 2012, my work is becoming recognisable as a form of subtle abstraction, which brings the viewer into an intimate space with a landscape.
I am a regular exhibitor in the SALA Festival and have participated in group shows with Central Studios. I was elected Chair of Central Studios in 2016, managing and co-ordinating the move of 16 artists to their new home in Kent Town. I work hard to advocate on behalf of the studio members, as well as my own practice.