I am a painter / mixed media artist with a background in fine-art and graphic design. My studio is based in Upwey in the Dandenong Ranges, a woodland forest township with majestic trees, wild birds and native Australian bush.
The uniqueness of Australian landscape, its flora and fauna is my artistic inspiration. I study this through genres of still-life and botanical works as well as bird studies and of course landscapes.
I love the challenge of expressing on canvas or paper things that inspire me, foliage, seeds, textures, different light or seasons. I explore the emotional resonance of colours and the expressive qualities of mark-making to create the mood of a painting. I enjoy plein air field work because it is quick and fluid, allowing only the essence of the place to come through. My studio process involves balancing aesthetic qualities such as composition, colour and light with spontaneity of mark and the movement of paint, allowing and guiding the work to emerge in its own form.
2021 is my 8th year in Dandenong Ranges Open Studios annual weekend event.
I have held several solo and duo exhibitions in Melbourne and local galleries, with works sold to both Australian and international collectors.
Works on this website are for sale, but may already be sold, so please inquire directly for price if they are not listed on my shop link at top or other online gallery spaces listed below.
Stockists / Online Galleries
JCDC Popup Gallery - Sassafrass
Selby Artspace - Yarra Ranges
Red Earth Gallery - Yarra Ranges
Red Gallery - Nth Fitzroy
Tacit Gallery - Collingwood
Arvys Gallery - Olinda