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About

I like to explore the potential of different media to express my ideas.

I have always had a strong desire to make and create. I started classes in watercolour painting at Craven College in Skipton, UK and now, back in Australia, over 20 years later, I am still on this marvelous journey of learning about art.

I have done many drawing and painting classes at the Brisbane Institute of Art at Albion and joined a life drawing group at Robin Bauer’s studio in Paddington in 2000. I started to submit my work for local exhibitions and competitions with some success.

Since 2011, I have been completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Curtin University in Western Australia. I am soon to finish with a Major in Sculpture and Drawing. The degree program has been life changing for me. I have learned so much about contemporary art. I believe that art is the most powerful way to communicate ideas and the only way to adequately represent many of the complex issues we are faced with today.

I have been exhibiting my work in my home studio in the picturesque Samford Valley outside Brisbane. I am a participant in the annual Samford and Surrounds Open Studio and Arts Trail. I have been selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards.
 
My current work creates interest with mark making, tone, shape and pattern. My works reveal my interests in science, evolution, and mathematics.

I hold a PhD from Griffith University where I studied Environmental Science and Ecology and have worked as a Researcher and Lecturer. Some people think this part of my life is at odds with what I do now. I don’t feel this at all. It is all about observing, finding truths, learning, sharing, problem solving, telling stories, looking for patterns: Creating.

Education

2010-present Bachelor of Fine Art (online). Curtin University, Western Australia.

1993-2000 Doctor of Philosophy. Department of Environmental Sciences. Griffith University, Queensland

1989-1992 Bachelor of Science (Australian Environmental Studies) with First Class Honours. Griffith University Brisbane

Exhibitions

June, 2016 Participant in Samford and Surrounds Arts Trail and Open Studio Event

June, 2015 Participant in Samford and Surrounds Arts Trail and Open Studio Event

May, 2015 Finalist, Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards

May, 2014 Finalist, Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards

October, 2013 Finalist, Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards

May, 2013 University of Queensland Society of Fine Arts Silent Auction. White Canvas Gallery, Brisbane.

Influences

Many and Varied! Current work is influenced by Paul Klee, Robert Kelly, Richard Long, Bernd Ribbeck, Lisa Beck

41cm (W) x 58cm (H)
Drawings
$250
110cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Drawings
$730
51cm (W) x 77cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$810