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I am an artist who thrives on variety and challenge. I have a passion for colour, vibrant or subdued, as is evident in my work.
My style is thematically and stylistically diverse, deliberate and intended. It doesn't fit happily under a single descriptor as it encompasses whimsical, surreal and the absurd. I like to think that a unique and often quirky perspective on that which surrounds my subject matter, or me, ties my work together.
As an artist my greatest challenge is to produce paintings that transfer my abstract ideas and mental visions to tangible images on canvas. I create my images from ideas and inspirations derived from eclectic sources such as common phrases, play on words, juxta positioning objects with objects and animals with objects, homonyms, colour journeys and from nature itself.
The paintings are an expression of elegance with the slightly surreal suggestions of gentle movement. I pay particular attention to placement, exploration into colour and composition in each artwork. To achieve these results I use various techniques such as pointillism, sponging, impasto work and am never afraid to try new methods to produce each piece.
I am an intuitive artist who remains seriously committed to my art and I intend to continue exploring ideas, processes and techniques for many years to come.
My works have been exhibited in Solo & Group exhibitions in art galleries and art shows in Canberra, Bungendore Fine Art, West Wyalong, Grenfell, Queanbeyan, Corowa and Coolamon.
Works are held in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Mackay, Girral, Narranderra, West Wyalong, Forbes, Wagga Wagga, St Helens Qld and Broulee NSW.
Sally Prior, Arts - Capital Life, Panorama - Canberra Times. 3 Aug 2013 (p.16)
Art & Craft, Bungendore Mirror. 31 July 2013 (p.13)
The Art Of Community, Central West Lifestyle magazine. Spring 2016 Edition (p. 106-107)
We had pretty good show considering it was run as a COVID Safe Event with timed 2 hour sessions and ticketed. We achieved Sales above 20% grossing $104k (including Artist in Residence) which was our highest result ever and yielding an averaging selling price point of $537.
Date: Sun 11 Apr 2021