Favoured media: graphite, watercolour, colour pencil.
The quirky ugly side of natural subjects, aging and weathering, textures all grab my attention and add to the challenge of rendering it on a 2-dimensional plane whilst still capturing the 3-dimensional form. My maniacal take-no-prisoners sense of humour then adds a title to these works in the form of word play that hopefully catches the imagination of the viewer.
"How did you DO that?" is a question I'm constantly asked, and I still wonder myself sometimes when a piece is completed.
A day without drawing is a day wasted, and two lifetimes won't be enough to do all the subjects I want to do, with some objects being returned to again and again.
Being ambidextrous is a great benefit when tutoring too, and no, too many pencils are not enough!
Member of The Botanical Art Society, Australia
Newcastle Art Society
Newcastle Society of Artists
Sunday Artists at The Pothouse, Muswellbrook where I tutor regularly.

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Showcard and Ticketwriting Certificate, 1973-76
Calligraphy diploma 1980
Cartooning diploma 1990


Solo, Gresford Gallery 2003
Finalist, Bengalla Art Prize 2114
regular contributor to art society exhibitions of which I'm a member


Feature article Artist Palette issue 58
small cartoon Australian Artist


Susannah Blaxhill for the finer points in botanic art.
Elena Mendoza for making me a better painter of landscapes.....love ya, mate! BFF
and a heartfelt thankyou to all those whose lives intersected mine and made me a finer artist than I ever believed I could be. Cheers!

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