"I like to think of my artistic life as like a journey which dances me through an amazing range of possibilities. I love so much about art - light, colour (and lack of colour), form, texture, contrasts, drama, story, atmosphere and so it goes. I love the potential that art has to make me happy and express my most meaningful emotions and experiences.
Along the way, significant stages in my journey have included landscape, still life, portraiture and figurative - and most recently sculpture. Over the years I have worked in soft pastel, charcoal, oil pastel, acrylic and oil paint and various drawing mediums.
In making my art, I find myself seeking distinct themes or ideas which require exploration and can be sustained and developed through a series of works. Starting points might be a line of poetry, a pattern on fabric, the light, a dream or a conversation which deeply resonates. Allowing the resultant works to flow and evolve naturally as a consequence of each other works so well for me."
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Recent exhibitions include
2019 Transience, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2018 Leaves of Grass, Tacit Galleries 2017 Physique, Tacit Galleries 2016 Cast Off, Nyora Studio Gallery, Melbourne 2006 Arlington, Jenny Pihan Gallery, Melbourne
2020 20, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 Gippsland Sculpture Prize, Gippsland Regional Gallery, Sale 2018 Line, Tacit Galleries 2017 Yering Station Sculpture Prize; Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Gippsland Sculpture Prize, Sale; Cambridge Portrait Prize, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne 2016 Kennedy Art Prize, Adelaide; Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art; Awesome Achievers, National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Cambridge Portrait Prize, Melbourne 2014 Selected Portraits, Australian Embassy, Washington DC 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australia; Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Regional Gallery 2012 A.M.E.Bale Art Prize, City of Glen Eira Gallery, Melbourne; Celebrating Innovators, Federal Parliament House, Canberra; The Mortimore Prize, Dubbo, NSW; Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth 2011 A.M.E.Bale Art Prize, Melbourne; Detour, Gallery 15, Melbourne; On Childhood, Wishart Gallery, Port Fairy; Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine; Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth 2010 St Kevin's Art Show, Melbourne [Best Pastel Award]; Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth; About Face, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell 2008 About Face, Wangaratta Art Gallery; A.M.E.Bale Art Prize, Melbourne 2007 The Mortimore Prize, Dubbo; About Face, City of Glen Eira Gallery