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I was born in Sale, Central Gippsland and raised on farms in the surrounding districts. At secondary school two subjects really stood out for me:art and tech drawing, so it was a natural step when I took up painting.After leaving school I have had a variety of jobs ,I have been a locksmith,glazier,house painter,managed two hardware shops one being my own,a handyman and also 2 years natioanal service and a stint in the army reserve. Over the years I have won many awards and had one solo exhibition. In 2013, 12 of my paintings were selected and published in Artists Palette [international] magazine with an insight and painting demonstration, and one of my paintings on the front cover.
I am a member of the Sale Gallery art group and the Bairnsdale Art society. My main medium is acrylic, but I use water colour as well, and complete commissions across a broad spectrum of subjects. Artists I have a great admiration for are Sir Arthur Streeton, Robert Ingpen and W A D Brodie. My goal is to bring life and emotion into my art.