Enquiry

About

When I come to create I often fall into a quiet contemplation and meditative space, and in that, my mind will often simply surrender to the deeper presence of spaciousness. It is here that I wait for the intention, the vision, or the inference of the ‘next step’ of my art practice.

The movement to the creating is intuitive. Sometimes it occurs daily, other times weeks may go by. It does not seem to be a movement from the mind, but rather from the body. A somewhat organic process.

Over the years my creativity has explored many forms: painting, textiles, drawing, collage and printmaking. However, in 2017 I committed to painting from a deeper contemplation of spaciousness culminating in a new body of work being exhibited in 2018. In this exploration I am inspired by the works of Agnes Martin, Mark Rothko and the humble works used as visual aids in meditation from Rajasthan, India, compiled in the book ‘Tantra Song’ by French poet, Frank André Jamme.

Over the last few years I have learned the value of slow, quiet and simple; and how these can inform and enrich my work.

I reside with my partner in Byron Bay, nurtured by the surrounding natural beauty.

Education

2010
Diploma of Fine Arts, Lismore TAFE, NSW

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 -
Uncontained Vessels, NRCG, Ballina, NSW (forthcoming 28Nov - 23 Dec)
How little needs to be said to know Nothing, BSA Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW

2013/14 -
Works on Paper, Byron Lifestyle, Byron Bay, NSW
2009 -
Shadows of Light, Red Rock Café, Lennox Head, NSW
2006 -
Christ Consciousness, Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
Erotic Consciousness, The Medicine Wheel, Byron Bay, NSW

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 -
Artists Co-op, Moonrise Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW 
Home is where the Art is, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW
2013 -
Salon d'Art pop up gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW
Byron Arts Classic, Byron Bay, NSW
2012 -
Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW
2011 -
Summer Art Sale , Red Tent Yoga, Byron Bay, NSW
2010 -
Connected, Armisteads Gallery, Lismore NSW
Group Show, BSG, Melbourne, Vic
Byron Arts Classic, Byron Bay Community Centre, NSW
2nd Drawer Down, [email protected] centre - Waywood Gallery , Byron Bay, NSW
Diploma Fine Art Graduation, Lismore TAFE, NSW
Celebration, Red Tent Yoga, Byron Bay, NSW

Press

A selection from 'Works on paper' series featured on-set of Australian ABCtv series 'Time of our Lives’ in 2014.

Featured post and page on The Awakened Eye, a website and blog offering reflections on art, creativity and undivided awareness.

Influences

Agnes Martin, Miriam Louisa Simmons, Mark Rothko, Rupert Spira, Lloyd Rees

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Mixed Media
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Mixed Media
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