About

I am one of those people who has been making art all their lives, in preparation for 'becoming an artist one day'. Along with that, I've been a writer, published in many places and paid for the work, but rarely free to say whatever I like. For a living I have been both successful and unsuccessful in conventional business and giving that burden away has been difficult, but a massive relief.
Backstory. Born in a one-antelope town in central Africa, reared by intelligent, complicated parents who worked hard, lived above their means, aspired to the life of the mind and gave us everything they could, without allowing a skerrick of spiritual contemplation to slither into the family zeitgeist. Consequently, I floundered into adulthood - if I'd emerged two decades later I'd definitely have been a Goth; luckily one of my sisters showed me Camus, Chesterton, Fitzgerald and the Greek and Roman myths and the other showed me Vogue.
The bottom line. My work is like a dragon fly with leaden legs that gouge the water, rather than dancing across it.

Education

Master of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Arts, 2013
Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1979

Exhibitions

Chrome St Art Collective Inaugural exhibition, the Chrome St Gallery. Brisbane. 2015.
180 Birds, Bimblebox Group installation. Brisbane Writers Festival, 2015.
BGS Art Show, Brisbane, 2014.

Influences

Thousands, here is a minute sample:
Visual impact, inter alia: John Sokol, Texas, USA; Robert Motherwell; Lucien Freud; Francis Bacon, Francisco Goya.
Literary impact, inter alia: Hugh Sykes-Davies; Helen Garner; China Mieville; Klaus Ove Knausgaard; Cormac McCarthy; George Elliot; George Orwell.
Philosophical impact, inter alia: Peter Singer; Michel Foucault; John Bowlby; Alice Miller; Maya Angelou.

120cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Other Media
$730
120cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Mixed Media
$780
80cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Mixed Media
$880
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