I like to keep things simple. I use a combination of compressed and natural willow charcoal. I remove marks‚ but avoid the addition of white beyond that of the stock. It is purely about the controlled removal of the papers ability to reflect light‚ the charcoal speaks to me.
What it is that makes me different to any other artist‚ is that no one ever looks at my work and says‚ "I could have done that" or "my five year old could have done that".
No photo has ever done my work justice.


2014 - Master of Teaching‚ UniSA
2011 - Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design (Jewellery)‚ AC Arts.
2011 - Certificate II‚ Opal Cutting and Polishing‚ O'Halloran Hill TAFE
2000 - Advanced Diploma of Applied and Visual Arts‚ NASA.
1994 - Certificate III‚ Graphic Design & Sign writing‚ Prides.


2012 - Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition‚ Drill Hall‚ Torrens Parade Grounds‚ Adelaide.
2011 - I Was Here: AC Arts Graduating Students‚ Light Square Gallery‚ Adelaide.
2011 - Art Jam‚ 3rd Floor‚ AC Arts‚ Adelaide.
2009 - Art Purchase Exhibition‚ RAHS‚ Adelaide. (Best in show‚ 1st prize Drawing‚ 1st prize Wildlife Art)
2009 - Shades of Life Through Black and White‚ Axis Gallery‚ Adelaide.
2008 - Evoke‚ Duncan Gallery‚ Adelaide.
2008 - Art Purchase Exhibition‚ RAHS‚ Adelaide. (3rd prize Its Showtime)
2007 - Burnt Wood‚ Dragonfly Bar (SALA)‚ Adelaide.


Pen to Paper - March/April 09 - vol 14 issue 1



Albrecht Durer
Hieronymus Bosch
Rodney Matthews

71cm (W) x 47.5cm (H)
charcoal on paper
41cm (W) x 56cm (H)
charcoal on paper
87cm (W) x 66cm (H)
charcoal and pastel on paper
67cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)
charcoal on paper
64cm (W) x 44.5cm (H)
charcoal on paper
52cm (W) x 65cm (H)
charcoal on paper
60cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
52cm (W) x 74cm (H)
charcoal on paper
46.5cm (W) x 35cm (H)
charcoal on paper
53cm (W) x 73cm (H)
charcoal on paper