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When I paint I don’t know if I was in front of the easel 30 minutes or 4 hours, I couldn’t tell you. I believe that paintings; open doors to something that makes us wonder, allows our minds to travel, bring about joy. I believe paintings instigate inner-self growth. I believe that paintings have the power to expose our greatness. I believe that paintings bring joy and happiness. I believe art can bring about change, where a painting can change someone’s day, where a day out sketching in the park can inspire someone’s life, “look dad a real artist”. This little boys comment certainly brightened my day. I believe that when I paint, I move away from my own boundaries, allowing the painting to flow to bring about this marvel of ‘excitement’, new opportunities.

My reasons for painting are simple. Through life’s journey, sentimentality never became part of my state of being. Thus I paint in order to preserve and maintain a memory, of places, people and things, through painting I keep the location, the people alive, reminding others of what exists. Once I paint something, I give it life, even if it’s only in my own heart. John Singer Sergeant best sums it up by saying, “every time I paint a portrait I lose a best friend”. ….thus I continue to paint.

Education

• HSC – South Sydney High School 1995

• Bachelor of App. Science – Orthoptics 1999
University of Sydney

• Diploma of Financial Planning 2004
Securities Institute of Australia

• Gordon Rossitter Art workshop 2006 and 2007

• Julian Ashton School of Art 2007

• John Lacey 3day Workshop 2007

• Colley Whisson 2day Art workshop 2008

Exhibitions

2016 Finalist – John Copes Portrait Bowral
2015 Semi-Finalist Moran Portrait Prize Sydney
2015 Winner - DnA Burrawang Art Scholarship
2014 Finalist – John Copes Portrait Bowral
2014 Winner Tulip Portrait Bowral
2014 Solo Exhibition Bowral
2013 Winner – Reg Rowe Art Scholarship
2012 Finalist – Goulburn Regional Goulburn
Art Gallery
2012 Finalist – John Copes Portrait Bowral
2012 Finalist Callen Art Award Cowra
2011 Group Exhibition – sohiArt Bowral
2011 Finalist David Turnbull Prize Bowral
2011 Group Exhibition – Bell Gallery Berrima
2011 Finalist Casella Art Prize Griffith
2009 Group Exhibition – Kiama Society Kiama
2008 Group Exhibition – St George soc. Kogarah
2008 Group Exhibition – Maritime Museum SYD
2007 Group Exhibition – Maritime Museum SYD

Press

• Fine art and Decorative Painting 2009
o - 4 running editions
• ArtisSpectrum 2011 – USA based magazine
• Australian Artist, April ed. 2012
• Australian Artist, May ed. 2012
• Australian Artist, June ed. 2012
• Australian Artist, Apr ed. 2014

Influences

• Lovis Corinth
• Herman Pekel
• Joaquín Sorolla

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Acrylic resin
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