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About

I am an artist from the North Coast of New South Wales. I gained teaching qualifications from the University of Wollongong and for many years I taught intellectually and physically disabled children. I won the Rockdale art award when I was 12‚ at the time I was being tutored by now well-known Australian artist Pamela Griffiths. I continued to study art on a part time basis at East Sydney Technical College and in the last few years I have been tutored by many artists such as David Fairburn‚ Rodney Black‚ Angus McDonald and Pamela Griffiths.
I resigned from teaching and worked for many years in the film industry producing television commercials and documentaries. When that career finished I worked for Standards Australia in their marketing Department‚ designing and placing media. I finally finished my formal working career as a Regional Manager for the State Bank‚ which is how I ended up on the North Coast of New South Wales.

Although I was always drawing and painting‚ after I took an early retirement I decided to spend as much time as possible on my art.

I have been teaching private students for 12 years. I have taught and studied painting overseas and I travel and study at every opportunity.
I have exhibited widely and had several solo exhibitions and many joint exhibitions.
In 2010 I was a finalist in the Caldera exhibition and the Marine Rescue Waves and Waterways exhibition. I am now involved with a group of artists who have opened a cooperative gallery in Lennox Head.

Education

Bachelor of Education, Diploma of drawing and painting London Art College ( nearly completed)

Exhibitions

Some selected achievements include
2018 Artist in residence Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2016 Drawings published in “Strokes of Genius” number 8 international distribution October 2016
2016 - May Exhibition Duo Solo Ryan + Wright Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2016 Exhibition Lone Goat Gallery Byron Bay
2015 Exhibition New Zealand - Taranaki Art Gallery
2014 Winner packer Prize Ipswich Art Awards
2014 Winner People’s choice PAN exhibition
2012 Highly commended the Border Exhibition, Tweed Regional Gallery
2012 Finalist Byron Bay Brewery Exhibition
2012 Finalist Caldera Exhibition
2012 Finalist Artfelt exhibition Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2012 Winner People’s choice Ballina Arts Exhibition Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2011 Winner People’s choice Ballina Arts Exhibition Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2011 Winner Ballina Art Society Exhibition
2011 Winner People’s choice Marine Rescue Exhibition
2010 Exhibition Northern Rivers Community Gallery
2010 Finalist Marine Rescue exhibition2009 Solo exhibition Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Press

Strokes of Genius Number 8, published October 2018

49cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Mixed Media
$250
51cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Other Media
$350