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I have lived most of my life in the beautiful Dandenong ranges, which provides me with endless inspiration for my paintings. Starting with a blank canvas and transforming it into a beautiful piece of art is my passion. My work is mainly in acrylics, focusing on realism, my art is a diverse range of birds, animals, land and seascapes, more recently travel places with interesting architecture.
For as long as I can remember, I have always felt the need to create, and as a young teenager I started out with oils and teaching myself with how to paint books. I have been influenced by the old traditional masters striving for realism with a twist of vibrant colour and depth. Today I work mainly in acrylics, using a wide variety of painting mediums and techniques. Each piece is individually created with great care, paying careful attention to fine detail and creating depth with light and shadow.I find beauty in every corner of the world and also in everyday life and especially in nature. If I can create a painting that sparks a memory or emotion, or even of a place you have once been or would like to go, or if it gives you tranquillity or peace, then my goal has been achieved.Over the years I have painted purely for my own satisfaction and kept it privately to myself. In 2002 I decided to enter a section of the royal Melbourne show, my piece won 1st prize and I didn’t feel the need to enter in anything again. I have always painted private commissions for customers by word of mouth, and it is only in the last 12 months that I have decided to show my work both online and via display at Sherbrooke gallery. A very traumatic time in my life followed by a life threatening illness prompted me to make dramatic changes and re-evaluate my path in life. So now here I am, following my passion and sharing it with you.“To be an artist is to believe in life”

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Education

Year 12
Certificate Office Administration

Exhibitions

Works displayed at Sherbrooke Art Gallery, Cafes and Clinics,
Highly commended, Sherbrooke art gallery spring exhibition
2018 winner of the Hans Heysen Award, Sherbrooke art gallery

Press

Published Outback creative coffee table book

Influences

I am very lucky to have lived most of my life in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, my surroundings and encounters in everyday life inspire me the most

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