About

Although I consider myself essentially a colourist, I have always used landscape as a means of gaining inspiration, as well as as a way of conveying my love of the land.

Australia's beauty and scale, its shape and spaces, its light and energy are ever-stimulating. Through my experience of different places and the putting together of both vibrant and subtle shades of colour, I feel able to begin to portray some of the detail, depth and texture of the land.

To begin a painting, I initially lay down a few lines. To me, painting is laying colours next to each other to see how they respond.

If it works, they go well. The more dramatic paintings are those where the colours vibrate.

As the painting evolves, it will often take itself in different directions. The excitement of the challenge is what keeps me painting.

Education

Diploma of Fine Art, Claremont Technical College
Bachelor of Fine Art, West Australian Institute of Technology

Exhibitions

2018 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2015 Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay
2013 Framed Gallery, Darwin
2010 Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide
2010 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Framed, Darwin
2008 Newtown Fine Art Traders, Sydney
2008 Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2005 Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay
2003 Framed Gallery, Darwin
2000 Framed Gallery, Darwin
1999 Michael Commerford, Sydney
1998 Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay
1997 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1995 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1993 Framed Gallery, Darwin
1993 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1991 Framed Gallery, Darwin
1990 Gallery Australia, Perth
1989 Cape Gallery, Byron Bay
1988 Framed Gallery, Darwin
1987 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1987 Gallery Australia, Perth
1986 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1985 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1984 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1982 Fine Art Gallery, Perth
1981 Fine Art Gallery, Perth
1980 Fine Art Gallery, Perth
1979 Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle
1978 Churchill Gallery, Perth
1976 Churchill Gallery, Perth
1975 Churchill Gallery, Perth
1973 Churchill Gallery, Perth

Group Exhibitions
2012 Stall with Art Piece Gallery

Art Melbourne, May 2012

1981 West Coast Watercolour

Fremantle Art Gallery

1982 Landscape Images

Fremantle Art Centre

1982 Still Life Exhibition

Fremantle Art Centre

1983 Five Artists

The Town Gallery, Brisbane

1983 West Australian Artist's Exhibition

Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney

1984 Western Australian Artists in China

Praxis, Perth

Press

Germaine, M.ed. Artists and Galleries of Australia & New Zealand Sydney

Landsdowne Press. Lynn, E.ed. Art and Australia - Volume 21, Number 2 and Volume 23, Number 3

Mason, M.ed. Contemporary Western Australia Painters and Printmakers Fremantle Arts Centre Press: 1979

Influences

Travel, Australian landscape, Colours.

58cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Drawings
$450
58cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Drawings
$450
76cm (W) x 58cm (H)
Drawings
$450
76cm (W) x 58cm (H)
Drawings
$450
76cm (W) x 58cm (H)
Drawings
$450
76cm (W) x 58cm (H)
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116cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$4,400
76cm (W) x 58cm (H)
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120cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
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120cm (W) x 80cm (H)
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