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How would you describe what you do to someone who hasn’t seen your art?
Large Impressionist oils of my surrounds where I walk daily to see the sky, colours and changes of season, which I interpret with marks, strokes and lashes of paint, contrasting from dark to light shiny and then dry, using the light and shadow on leaves and water to show natural beauty.

What is your studio like?
Small, messy with good natural light, tons of paint, canvases, brushes, tools, couches for relaxing and contemplating unfinished work on many easels. I read to relax and paint between 10am and 3pm.

While in the studio do you prefer to work with music or in silence?
When relaxed, music and silence when concentrating. Being extremely sensitive to light and noise is definitely part of my ability to create and communicate through art.

What materials do you use & why?
Oil on canvas because of the archival qualities with the creaminess of paint allowing me to smear colours together when mixing. I like to show one colour becoming another as I push across the surface to immerse the viewer in emotion.

What is your process?
If I think or see something that I particularly like, I do a water colour of the scene to plan colours and composition, then use these to start a work which I continually photograph to use the camera as a third eye.

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Education

Abbotsleigh Wahroonga
Curtin University, Bachelor of Humanities - Fine Art

Press

Murray Waldren, “Artist paints Artist” The Australian 2004
Rod Bennett, Kasey Sealey at Catalina 2007
Rod Bennett, Art is Alive & Well, Stepping Out, 2006, Manly Daily
“ Gallery is Booming, Manly Daily 2006
Danielle Nicastri, Manly Daily, “Art to the Rescue” , 2010
ArtEdit, Autumn Issue #17, 2018

Influences

Fred Williams, Elisabeth Cummings, Rothko, Joan Mitchell all gave me ideas how to make my mark on the Australian landscape. Gestures, marks, strokes, describe our flora and fauna that survive arid conditions then flourish when rain comes, our bush is untidy but fascinating in its variety. Many years of seeing different parts of the world and Australia have given me a love for the variety of a lush vista.

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