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About Me
I'm an emerging artist fascinated by abstract expressionist and minimalist painting. I paint pictures that tremble with anxiety... the challenge for me is to produce works with scale, that mean something to me and my audience .
I paint every day and through this constant daily work I hope to produce something of significance one day - something that represents me, that represents the human condition and goes some way to answering the big question of "why?"
My life experience is diverse, from growing up in the highlands of Papua New Guinea to Navy service during the Gulf War and a career in Government and political circles. These experiences are seeping into my art.

Inspirations and materials
The New York school Abstract Expressionists and the minimalist movement from the mid 1940's to the 1970's and up to the contemporary period have greatly influenced my development and forms the basis of my current work. I use a variety of materials that are at hand, including commercial house paints, artist grade acrylics and oils and work across several surfaces such as canvas, plywood and board.
I'm always looking for new or innovative works from new and old artists from all styles - sometimes the influence creeps into my work more than others.

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Education

Self taught artist
2019 - Commencing Bachelor of Creative Arts - USQ
2003 - Master of Strategic Affairs - ANU
2001 - Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology) - JCU

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions:
2018 - 'In the Studio: Art by MoMA’s Online Learning Community' - Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) - New York
2018 - 'Artists of the North' - Tanks Art Centre - Cairns
2018 - Mission to Seafarers Art Prize - Finalist
2018 - Australian National Veterans Art Museum Commission for 2019 March to Art Exhibition and permanent museum collection.

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Influences

New York School Abstract Expressionism including Franz Kline, Willem De Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner, Hedda Stern, Robert Motherwell, Robert Ryman - and all the rest!
Contemporary influences include Brian Rutenberg, Gunther Ludwig, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhardt Richter, Callum Innes to name a few.
I'm always looking for new or innovative works from new and old artists from all styles - sometimes the influence creeps into my work more than others.

60cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$450
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$350
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$350
40cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$350
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$350
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,030
90cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,030
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil Paint
$350
91cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,030
100cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint
$930