I am a visual artist and I've been creating in some capacity since I was very little. I have a pre-school photo of myself painting my hands and the paper. Born in Victoria, I was raised and educated in Queensland, and in 2015 moved back to Victoria's beautiful East Gippsland. These days my favourite mediums are oils, soft pastel and macro photography. I also dabble in homemade décor, soft furnishings and various crafts.
At high school, most of my lunch time was spent in the Art room. I studied one year of a fine art degree before circumstances changed. When I had young children, I taught pastel portraiture after spending many years doing portraits on a commission basis and for fundraising events.
I often paint with my hands whether I am using Oil paints or Pastel. Holding that pigment in your hand and applying it directly just has something special to it. About 5 years ago I bought my camera and although I have done basic study of photography at school and University I am really an amateur. I do however seem to get some engaging images. well I think so anyway. The whole idea I guess is that I produce the art and if you like it you can buy it.
I'm the quiet type when it comes to selling my art. I prefer to create than market, or try as I have many times to create a web site. I've only ever done portraits on commission and there have been too many to count, and mostly well before digital photography. I have made myself a life goal for 2017 to sell my art in many formats and to successfully make a living as an artist.
My work is a pleasure of all that I see in colour, movement and texture. Some of my favourite subjects are people; macro images (including photography); flowers, anything old and rusty, spider webs, machinery and vehicles, Nautica, nature and water.
I like to produce work that makes me feel good. I hope it does for those who view it.
As always all my art work is for sale. Portraiture posted on my store are my work but examples only. All commissions welcome! Pastel and Oil paintings are for sale as originals, unless otherwise stated (please contact me for details). All work including photography are available as fine quality Giclee prints and Canvas.