From the beginning, even as a child, I always felt that the hardest thing to do was to truly see something as it really is. Since then I’ve discovered that it is much more difficult than I had ever imagined.
Working exclusively from life, I take my inspiration directly from the subject, while being mindful to not be enslaved to it. The painting serves as a reminder to us of the subject and all its qualities. There is the passing of time, of moments seen and lost, which accumulate on the surface in the form of colour, line, and tone.
These paintings are the result of the personal process of concentrated observations and visual research, a record of all things considered along the way.
2011 - 2018 Student of David Moore, Montsalvat, Eltham
2009 - 2011 Student of Anita Furey (Drawing)
1991 - 1994 Bachelor of Education (Visual Art) Melbourne University
2017 Group Exhibition - Naked and Nude - Finalist - Manning Regional Art Gallery
2016 Group Exhibition - Forging Ahead - Maroondah Access Gallery
2016 Group Exhibition - Six Lines of Sight - Residents Gallery, Montsalvat
2015 Group Exhibition - Group of Eight - The Long Gallery, Montsalvat
2014 Group Exhibition - 9x5 - Walker St Gallery, Dandenong
2014 Group Exhibition - She – Finalist - Walker St Gallery, Dandenong
2014 Group Exhibition - Whose Looking At You - Finalist Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood