Art is the wonderful medium which I use to best express myself. My real passion and challenge is striving to capture a definitive, emotive and appropriate atmosphere in all my works, using mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, pencil and ink.
My journey in art began at the age of 6 with my pencil drawings in Wagga Wagga. Drawing continues to play an integral place in this life-long journey.
I continue to develop my own individual style – sketching, drawing or painting in whatever medium I feel relevant. I have completed over 50 paintings, and over 200 drawings and watercolours. Whilst I don’t actively participate in Art Competitions I have won the Continuum Art Society best in exhibition in 2015 at Hazelhurst Art Gallery, and have sold numerous paintings, including my painting “Towards Rocky Saddle” was sold in 2016 at the Waterbrook Art Exhibition.
I enjoy being a member of the Continuum Art Society and participating in the Monday art group, as well as the annual exhibitions at Hazelhurst Gallery and at other locations.
I am an Associate member of the Art Gallery Kurnell, where many of my paintings and illustrations are exhibited for sale. In February 2016, I was the featured artist at the Gallery with the exhibition “The Country comes to the city” which was opened by local State Member Michael Speakman. Other exhibitions at the Gallery, include over 20 of my illustrated travel sketch books.
Whilst I have no formal training, I have studied artists’ original works in Australia and in many overseas countries. I have formed a deep appreciation of artists with different talents and styles. These include: Arthur Boyd, William Dobell, Russell Drysdale, Norman Lindsay, Arthur Streeton and Brett Whitely, Dali, Robert Bateman, Albert Edelfelt, Monet, Picasso, Ruben, Turner, Van Gough, Whistler and Andrew Wyeth.