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About

I am at my happiest when there is a paint brush in my hand. It is pure joy for me. My studio pulsates with music when there is a creation in the making, my idea of bliss.
I love the ocean and live very close to the beach which is one of the biggest influences in my artwork. However, I love bright colours, bold brushstrokes and semi-abstract designs, and don't subscribe to the notion that I should be pigeon holed into any one style of painting or subject; I'm always trying new techniques and styles.
Have a look at my Instagram account, (link below), you will see what I mean, it's a diverse collection of paintings that I've done in the last few years.
I paint on stretched canvasses, primarily with acrylics, but also use collage, ink, oils, pastels and pencils in my works and love to add textural surprises and unexpected pops of colour.
Mostly self-taught, I have attended a few workshops and done some online courses too. My art is ever evolving as I explore the different styles and nuances of modern-day art and discover new techniques.
Probably considered a late bloomer, I didn't paint seriously until a few years ago, but my love of art has always been apparent. As a child, there was always a pencil or crayon in my hand and I have always been creative throughout my adult life.
Having recently completed several successful commissions, my paintings now 'live' in several locations throughout, NSW, WA, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and New Zealand.

Education

Self-taught.
I studied art in high school and have completed a couple of workshops and short online courses, but mostly self-taught.

Exhibitions

Selected to be hung at Uralla Art Show, 2017
Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show, 2015
3rd place at Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show 2015 with the entry 'The Young Soldier.'

Influences

One of my earliest influences was Australian landscape artist Len Hend, I learnt so much from him in the early days of my painting journey.
Another landscape artist whose work I really admire is New Zealand's Richard Robinson.
Russell Drysdale and Sidney Nolan's works are just brilliant, they were so daring and adventurous, breaking the mold and the rules of the day and put Australian art well and truly on the map.
Van Gogh, Matisse, and Joaquin Sorello are among some of my favourite really old dead guys.

50cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$200
30.5cm (W) x 23.5cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$100
45.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$150
60cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$150
50cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$250
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$320
90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$250
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$320
76cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$320
60cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$210