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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.

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Education

MFA Maryland Inst of Art, Baltimore, Maryland USA
BFA Phila College of Art; Phila PA USA
Sydney Institute of Design, Adv Dip in Interior Design
Prix de Rome Fellowship in Painting, American Academy in Rome, Italy

Exhibitions

Solo Shows; Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney,; Arts Council of Canberra, ACT; Gallery Huntly, ACT; Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne; Gallery A, Sydney; American Academy in Rome, Italy; Gallery 641, Washington D.C; Walker Street Gallery, New York City
Selected Group shows: Crafts Council NSW' Crafts Council ACT; Canberra School of Art; Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries , Sydney; Centre for the Arts, Hobart and Burnie Art Galleries, TAS; Beaver Gallery ACT;Australian Sculpture Triennial, NGA Melbourne; Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch NZ; Wollongong City Gallery; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Jam Factory, Adelaide, Kyoto Museum of Traditional Industry

Press

Catalogues: The Kimono Show; Fibre Forum; Print as object; Australian Sculpture Now; Craft Australia Yearbook
Articles:and reviews: Smithsonian Magazine, Art & Australia; Craft Australia; Art Network;Art International; Canberra Times

Influences

The urban environment; Rome, New York; Palladio, Piranesi; Robert Rauchenberg, Grace Hartigan

17cm (W) x 23cm (H)
Mixed Media
$430
18cm (W) x 22cm (H)
Mixed Media
$430
16cm (W) x 21cm (H)
Mixed Media
$390
16cm (W) x 16cm (H)
Mixed Media
$390
20cm (W) x 22cm (H)
Mixed Media
$440
19cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Mixed Media
$530