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About

I create art that visually speaks of my personal beliefs and nature. As a result of experiences in life and my obsession with the contrasts of life and death through my interested in the philosophies on existentialism, I flow towards visual representations of thoughts and motivations to create art. I mainly create high contrast photorealism nude, realistic figurative expressionism portraits and expressive realism nature art pieces. Most commonly I use charcoal as this dark natural substance reminds me of the positive beauty that can be found in bringing a cold, dark and dead material back to a representation of beautiful life- helping to make sense of my existence and purpose for such. I use colour as an expression of emotion, life or movement. How I feel day to day impacts the use of colour, technique and subject.

Education

Self Taught Artist
I dropped out of school, but somehow have a few unrelated certificates and a bachelor degree
Before becoming a full-time artist in 2017, I worked in 30 different fields, jumping from job to job
(I get bored easily).
I've worked as a teacher, child safety investigation officer, Google Maps tech, cabinet maker, apprentice chef, training hairdresser, cleaner and musician to name a few.

Exhibitions

2017- Selected to showcase in the Moreton Bay Art Awards on Friday 19th May
2015-Exhibited in The Grid, arts collective Toowoomba

Press

2016- Feature artist 'inside studio article' for State of The Art Gallery
2016- Feature artist in TEO magazine
2016-Feature artist in Yours & Mine magazine

Influences

Everything- I'm a self taught artist and find anything inspiring and worth learning from. I am inspired by music when creating with colour.
Everything I do in art is trial and error.

62cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylics and Charcoal on High Quality backed Canvas
$595
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylics and Charcoal on High Quality backed Canvas
$2,400
62cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylics and Charcoal on High Quality backed Canvas
$950
62cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylics and Charcoal on High Quality backed Canvas
$790
62cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylics and Charcoal on High Quality backed Canvas
$1,400
42cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylics and Charcoal on 300gsm paper
$355
62cm (W) x 92cm (H)
acrylics and Charcoal on high quality backed canvas
$850
62cm (W) x 92cm (H)
acrylics and Charcoal on high quality backed canvas
$850
120cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylics and Charcoal on high quality backed canvas
$2,400
42cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylics and charcoal fixed on high quality 300gsm paper
$375