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Artist Statement

Over the years my art has evolved and developed and moved through many different genres. I experiment and explore different themes. Art, for me, is a never ending journey of discovery. I am guided by the shapes and marks that form with a brush laden with thick paint. Finding the balance, the shadows and the light, the quiet and the drama.

I would describe my work as abstract expressionism. You will always find the landscape in my abstracts. My love of nature and the landscape always underlines the abstract. I love to find the drama and movement and then the places of calm within the painting.

I paint what I feel from within not from what I see without. Mindfulness and meditation play a part in the paintings. Sometimes there is reflection , a lightness and a stillness and then other times there is drama and shadow.

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Education

Graphic Design Cape Town Technical College
Painters Workshop (4 years) with Valerie Olsen
Courses with Mark Naylor, Paul Miller and Tony Tozer ( who introduced me to the wonderful world of abstract)
Course at Julian Ashton Art School with Ian Chapman
and many workshops with Yvonne Langshaw , Erica Beck and Lyndell Beck ( to name a few )
and still going.....

Exhibitions

2018 Combined exhibition Art Gallery on Darling Balmain
2018 Finalist in ' Little Things" Art Prize Saint Cloche Gallery Paddington
2018 Hunters Hill Art Prize awarded Highly Commended
2018 Northbridge Art Prize finalist
2018 Artists of Mosman ( selected )
2018 Lindfield Art Show
2018 KAS Spring Exhibition
2018 Hills Art Exhibition

2017 Northbridge Gallery Art Prize
2017 Hunters Hill Pop Up Galleries
2017 Art Show Brookvale
2017 Selected Artists of Mosman 2088 Exhibition - Mosman Art Gallery

2016 Zouk Living Mosman
2016 Prize for Mixed Media KAS Awards Exhibition
2016 Painting purchased by Kuringai Council ( hanging in chambers)

2013 The Art of Sydney Exhibition
2012 Hornsby Art Prize
2010 Gallery 307 Northbridge

Influences

I have many influences as my art deepens and I explore new avenues. But the one artist that always shines through, for me, is Richard Diebenkorn.

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