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About

As a portrait artist loving work from life I am inspired by greats such as Monet and Renoir to venture outdoors to paint. Moving juicy thick oil paints around the canvas I am absorbed by the nuances of changing light and colour. Living at Redcliffe on Moreton Bay I love to paint the sea particularly at low tide with the wonderful colours and reflections. Any discomfort of the weather is far outweighed by the result of this close relationship with nature‚ which no momentary photo can obtain.

Education

Teaching Certificate with major in Art
Diploma of Visual Arts
Two week workshop with Daniel Greene in New York
Study Tour of Galleries in New York and Paris
Many Australian workshops in oils‚ watercolour and pastels

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2007 Innocence Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery‚ Brisbane‚ Qld
2006 Innocence Freestyle Tout‚ Rosalie‚ Brisbane‚ Qld
2004 Unique Essence Jasu Gallery‚ Margate‚ Qld
2002 Faces Out of the Bag Bitts Gallery‚ Brisbane‚ Qld
Group Exhibitions
2013 Multi-Cultural Australia NSW Parliament House‚ Sydney
2012 Celebrating Innovators Parliament House‚ Canberra‚ ACT
2011 Finalists Black Swan Portraiture Prize‚ Perth Town Hall‚ WA
All The World’s A Stage The Victorian Art Society‚ Melbourne
The Face of Australia NSW Parliament House‚ Sydney
2010 Finalists Black Swan Portraiture Prize‚ Perth Town Hall
Finalists National Golden Ox Awards‚ Redcliffe‚ Qld
Short listed finalists Moreton Bay Region Art Awards‚ Qld
Face Off MLC Gallery‚ Ultimo‚ NSW
2009 Unsung Heroes Parliament House‚ Canberra‚ ACT
Short listed finalists Moreton Bay Region Art Awards‚ Qld
2008 Short listed finalists Pine Rivers Annual Art Awards‚ Qld
2006 15 Artists Exhibition (by invitation only)‚ Redcliffe City Art Gallery‚ Qld
2005 Redcliffe Arts and Entertainment Awards Redcliffe Qld
15 Artists Exhibition (by invitation only)‚ Redcliffe City Art Gallery

Press

Emergency magazine – Front cove and page 5

Influences

Great masters -Rembrandt‚ Whistler‚ and Sargent
Impressionists – Monet‚ Renoir‚ Pissarro‚ and Sisley
Australians – Heidelberg artists McCubbin‚ Streeton and Roberts
Modern day Australians – Colley and Todd Whisson

40.6cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
Oil Paint
$230
40.6cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
Oil Paint
$230
40.6cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
Oil Paint
$230
40.6cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
Oil Paint
$230