My paintings are an emotional expression, an interpretation of tranquility, beauty with a zest of whimsical playfulness derived from my personal experiences from some of the most amazing corners of nature’s wonderland. For me it is a spontaneous creative act utilizing inventive tools to create an exotic form of mark making. My tactile methods stem from my sculptural development and has infused my painting techniques with an enhanced unique appearance, there is minimal if any use of a paint brush work. The flowing lines that create the shapes and hues of the composition are merely a vessel delivering an emotional visual narrative. Each medium creates a different texture, a powerful sensory reaction. Combined with my choice of provocative colours my paintings evoke a visual feast created with acrylic, oil, pastel and ink on canvas.
1993 - 1995 Bachelor of Fine Art Sculpture & Ceramics, Victoria College of the Arts
2003 - 2005 Diploma of Horticulture, Chisholm Institute
2007 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Chisholm Institute
2013 - 2016 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture) Open Universities Australia
2010 – 2013 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Gallery, Victoria
2013 – 2014 Creative Art Strokes, Painting and Drawing Classes
2014 McClelland Guild of Artists, Painting and Drawing Classes