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About

I am a visual artist currently based in Newtown, Sydney. I've drawn and painted for as long as I've been able to hold a pencil or smear a jam donut. Art to me isn't really a choice. It's something I can't not do. Much of my work has been studio-based oil painting. I have also travelled widely and created works throughout the world wherever there's a blank surface in an open and beautiful space. I have made murals on walls overlooking the Annapurna Ranges in Northern India, enamel paintings on reconfigured driveways in Laos, bold watercolours in the Sahara Desert.

More recently, I have been exploring textiles, including the combination of traditional painting on linen with machine embroidery, batik and applique techniques. My subject matter is whatever is near me visually and conceptually.

I intend to continue making images and art until I am no longer capable.

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Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
• 2018: Spring Awakening. MLC Gallery, Sydney
• 2017: Krishna in Erskineville. ESD Gallery, Sydney
• 2015: Threaded Skulls and Tsunamis. ESD Gallery, Sydney
• 2015: Paintings and Embroideries. Scratch Art Space, Sydney
• 2014: The Spring Show. ESD Gallery, Sydney
• 2009: Paintings. Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
• 2009: Paintings. Berkelouw Cafe Gallery, Sydney
• 2008: Paintings. Blankspace, Sydney

Residencies
• 2017: Café Tissardmine, Sahara Desert, Morocco (4 weeks)
• 2016: Brahma Tirta Sari: batik residency, Jogjakarta, Indonesia (2 weeks)

Group Exhibitions
• 2017: Lennox St Open Studios, Sydney
• 2017: New works. Café Tissarmine, Rissani, Saharan Morocco
• 2016: Lennox St Open Studios, Sydney
• 2016: bentART. School of Arts, Wentworth Falls
• 2015: Lennox St Open Studios, Sydney
• 2015: The Christmas Show. ESD Gallery, Sydney
• 2015: Happy Hour: dedicated to Johnny Merkouris. Gaffa Gallery
• 2015: bentART. School of Arts, Wentworth Falls
• 2014: Slow Hands. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
• 2014: bentART. School of Arts, Wentworth Falls
• 2009: Buzz. Global Gallery, Sydney

Press

• Race, K. The Gay Science: Intimate Experiments with the Problem of HIV (2018): “Krishna in Erskineville” (essay)

Influences

Graphically, I love the linear work in hardware catalogues, children's colouring books and by Robert Crumb.
Paint-wise, I have been influenced by a range of masters, including DeKooning, Redon, Van Gogh, Tomescu, Hodgkin, Bacon and Streeton.

40cm (W) x 30cm (H)
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$660
76cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,100
23cm (W) x 27cm (H)
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76cm (W) x 107cm (H)
Oil Paint
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