Computer Graphics College, Sydney
Studied practical art at Australian Catholic University, Sydney
Studied art history and theory at Western Sydney University
Qualified secondary visual arts teacher
Born in Australia. Lived all over - from Surry Hills and Rushcutters Bay, to Ashfield, to Grafton, to out in the western suburbs.
Abstract: meaning is in the hands of the viewer
Organic, smooth, sweeping curves
Formal qualities like line and colour are more important than representational qualities
The colour schemes of Australian artist Jeffery Smart: amongst murky urban neutrals there are flashes of intense unmixed colour
Jules Olitski, a contributor to the Colour Field painting movement. In his artworks ‘colour is freed from objective context and becomes the subject itself’
Morris Louis’ Colour Field ‘veil paintings’: the artist poured diluted intense colours over his canvases; as they mixed, they produced a variety of neutral colours
Instead of analysing a painting intellectually, Wassily Kandinsky felt that line, shape and colour could touch emotions like music.
In ‘Critique of Judgement’, Emmanuel Kant wrote that beauty is about ‘disinterested judgment’, that is, it is free from our subjective beliefs about subject matter
The disturbingly visceral abstracts of Australian artist James Gleeson