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About

I aim to create work which draws the viewer in to experience more than the eye can see — a deeper reality drawn from the place where poetry begins.
The focus of my work is on the themes of memory, loss, change, the impact of humanity on nature, the resilience and power of nature. My art is developed intuitively, drawing out images from formlessness.
The paintings are small and intimate works which invite close inspection and contemplation. To me, these suggestive marks on paper and canvas say more about reality than depiction ever could. I hope to reveal the essence rather than the appearance of the lived world.

Education

Various workshops through the Canberra Institute of the Arts and others.
Private drawing tuition
Master of Arts Qualifying in Art History, Australian National University
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

Exhibitions

Waterways Exhibition, Hobart, February 2017
Small works, Brunswick Street Gallery, January 2017
Twitter-Art-Exhibitions Moss, Norway: 2012; Los Angeles, USA 2013; Orlando, Florida 2014; Moss, Norway 2015
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery Brisbane June 2011, 2016
Small works exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, June 2011
Art from Trash, Hobart, 2009 to2016
Exhibited sculptures at various exhibitions in Victoria 1995 to 1998

Influences

My artistic affinities are with John Olsen, Fred Williams, Ian Fairweather, Anselm Kiefer, J.M.W. Turner.
Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, e e cummings, Dylan Thomas, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce feed my poetic soul.
Taoist and Zen sages, particularly in the form of cats, try to keep me centered.

37cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Gouache
$110
37cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Gouache
$110
31cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Acrylic on gessoed canvas
$202
31cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Acrylic on gessoed canvas
$202
31cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Acrylic on gessoed canvas
$202
31cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Acrylic on gessoed canvas
$202
31cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Acrylic on gessoed canvas
$202
31cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Acrylic on gessoed canvas
$202
76cm (W) x 65cm (H)
acrylic paint of gessoed cotton canvas, sealed and varnished
$479
41cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic on gessoed cotton canvas
$230