Originally from New York City, I have lived in Australia since 1981. In between I also lived in London and Rome where I had a Prix de Rome Fellowship in Painting for two years. Rome had a major impact on my work. The activity and friction of the urban environment is what stimulates me the most. I like the juxtaposition of overlapping forms and looking through one space into another which is why I love architectural space. i have worked in Interior Design and Textile Design for the past few years. Previously, I was a lecturer in Painting, Drawing and Sculpture at the the Canberra School of art, Charles Sturt University, City Art Institute and several art schools in the U.S.. I was also a bi-weekly art reviewer for ABC Radio in Canberra and later a producer of a weekly arts program on 2SER Radio.My work has been exhibited in New York, Rome, Kyoto, Edinburgh and Christchurch as well as throughout Australia
I have always worked in mixed media.; the scale ranges from small collages to large 3 dimensional works on plywood panels to painted foamcore sculptures and installations. I also did a series of works in paper pulp produced at a paper mill. At the moment I am working on small scale pieces. I work with collage, watercolour and coloured pencil. Colour, space, the built environment and light are the tools I work with. This is the first time I have shown my work on line and thought I would start with some of the small Roman collages and will add larger works later.