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I am a painter, printmaker, illustrator and long-time resident of Kings Cross in the (still bustling) heart of Sydney. For the past three years I have been a full-time career artist, building a substantial following with my signature large acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. Thanks to Bluethumb I can now be found in private collections all over the world, from Shanghai to Amsterdam and many places in between.
I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some outstanding graphic designers, and their guidance and expertise has also influenced my concern with the environmental context of my art, and those viewing it. Using graphic design skills, and attention to interior surroundings, I often photographs my work and place it in images of specific interiors, for a sense of how it will fit. I am happy to do the same for you, if you’d like to see how a particular artwork will look in your own space. My father, a painter, illustrator and architect helped instill in me a wonder for all things creative, and a passion for art. I grew up painting and drawing under his tutelage, before the days of iPads and computers.
My current work embodies the zest for colour and texture that inspired my previous 30-year career as a textile and fashion designer. I have always loved movement and colour – particularly the interplay of colour in nature – I strive to bring these qualities to my work for an affect which is very alive, yet also calming. Weather, especially rain and wind, are an ever-present influence and muse.
I use a variety of different mediums and techniques in my work: Acrylic paint, screen printing, spray paint over stencils, acrylic pens, collage, photography, digital, drip painting, drawing, dying, roller and finger painting.
As a gay man I also celebrate how far we have come with equality. Some of my work explores past and present LGBTQI themes.
I also paint under my female alter ego 'Wendy Orange', she is more colourful and flamboyant towards her art. She has her own profile on Bluethumb, so check her out.

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Education

Diploma of Fashion Design and Technology
Industry Training in Textile design
Industry Training in Graphic Design
Textile designer for 30 years

Exhibitions

2016 'Cross Pollination' exhibition at Guerilla Gallery
2016 'Perception' exhibition at Guerilla Gallery
2017 'Stage Three' exhibition at George Hall Pop Up Gallery

Influences

Joan Mitchell, Juan Gris, Gordon Smith and many many more

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