"I am influenced by the art of Van Gogh and the German Expressionists. My work uses arbitrary colour to express my feelings for the subject matter. I also incorporate a strong sense of structure and design in my art works and use a dark outline, usually black, around the subject to contain the emotion lying within. I have a fascination with pattern making and put these elements into most of my paintings including portraits, still life and landscapes. Strong contrasts of light and dark are also a feature of my work."
Recent exhibitions include
2022 Arvo Tea, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 Domestica, Meeniyan Art Gallery 2017 Window, Tacit Galleries 2016 Tableaux, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne 2014 A Taste of Italy, The Convent Gallery, Daylesford; Ombre Italia, Tacit Contemporary 2013 Timeless Sanctuaries, Tacit Contemporary 2011 Vivid, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Melbourne 2010 Echoes From the Garden, Meeniyan Art Gallery; Come into the Garden Maud, Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery, Ringwood; Mezze Plate, Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek 2009 Grande Designs, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne 2008 Shadowlands, Meeniyan Art Gallery 2007 Home Sweet Home, Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
2021 TACIT Still Life Prize, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne; People Places Patterns, Ladder Art Space, Melbourne 2020 Christmas Show, Ladder Art Space; John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale; 20, Tacit Galleries 2019 Lester Portraiture Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; STILL National Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW 2018 The Nude, Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, Melbourne 2017 Artefacts, Art at Linden Gate, Yarra Glen 2016 Body Works, Art at Linden Gate 2015 Flesh, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne 2014 Revealed, Art at Linden Gate