Born 1965 Bundaberg,Queensland
Current Address Melbourne, Victoria
1984 – 89 Engineering Degree studies at Centra Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland
1989 - present Joined navy. Travelled to Heard Island, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand throughout Australia.
2010 – 2015 Art Studies with Ms Marion Luck (B Ed Art Secondary)
With an avid interest in visiting Art Galleries, along with the encouragement of my father I commenced painting at an early age. I would consider myself primarily self taught, with attendance to workshops and current classes building on my techniques and skills that I will be able to employ as a developing artist.
Most of my paintings are of the land and seascapes genre within the locality of where I live. Sketching and photos of the subjects are done on location and painting is carried out at my studio. I look at ordinary everyday things for my subject material. It maybe a twisted tree or a weathered jagged rock that I find interesting against a complementary sky. Clouds I find have so much to offer in their form and character, however, I tend to use them to provide support to the subject rather than become the focal point. I also look for the excitement of light, mood and the dramatic forms in the sea and landscape to complete an interesting and well balanced painting.
Australian Society of Marine Artists
Rockingham Regional Arts Society
Group Exhibitions and Achievements
Bundaberg Arts Festival 1980, 1981 & 1982
Fremantle Army Art Show Exhibition 2011
Rockingham Regional Arts 2013 Exhibition
Mandjar Art Exhibition 2014
City of Melville ArtAward 2014
Dardanup Art Spectacular 2014 Awards – Highly Commended
City of Melville Art Award 2015
2015 Perth Royal Show - finalist
Camberwell Art Show 2016