I am obsessed with colour, in particular blues.
Memories of growing up by the blue West Australian coastline are somewhat counterbalanced by a deeper, subconscious sense of isolation.
The ocean is a continuous theme that frequents my art. I seek to capture it's pureness and it's expansiveness, the gentle rhythmic movement and the subtleties of light reflecting through water.
The usual method of my practice is to rework paintings using many glazes, wax layers that create unique built up, textural surfaces.
Art to me seeks to document a fleeting moment in time as we constantly evolve, art attempts to capture a visual representation of a sensation passed and one that can be shared.
Born 1981, Bunbury Western Australia
2001 Bachelor of (Visual) Arts, Edith Cowan University, South West Campus
2000 Associate Degree of (Visual) Arts, Edith Cowan University, South West Campus
1998 Advanced Certificate of Art and Design, T.A.F.E South West Regional Campus
2016 "Bora Bora!", Blackcat Gallery, Camberwell, VIC
2008 Telethon “YAWA” (Young Artists With Artitude) Burswood Complex, Perth, WA
2001 “Paraphrase”, Graduate Exhibition, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA
2000 “Associates 2000”, Graduate Exhibition, ECU South West Campus, Bunbury, WA
1998 “Expose”, TAFE Graduate Exhibition, Stark Raven Theatre, Bunbury, WA
2016 Belle Arti Prize, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC
2016 Camberwell on Canvas, Camberwell, Melbourne, VIC
2015 Camberwell on Canvas, Camberwell, Melbourne, VIC
2015 Roberts McCubbin Art Show, Boxhill South, Melbourne, VIC
2008, 2007, 2004, 2003 South West Survey, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, WA
2008, 2007 Mullalyup Muster, Mullalyup Gallery, WA
2007 City of Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, WA
2004, 2001, 1999 Capel Fest Art Classic, Shire of Capel, WA
2007 Peter Kovacsy Studio, Pemberton, WA
2003 Yemana Clinic of Natural Therapies, Bunbury, WA
2008 Curatorial Internship, City of Bunbury Collection 60th Anniversary Exhibition
2002 Skrolys Sheridan Studios, Dardanup, WA
Australia, U.K & Canada
2015 Camberwell on Canvas, Runner Up (theme to match a store)
2015 Camberwell on Canvas, Highly Commended
2001 Capel Fest Art Classic, Highly Commended
1999 Capel Fest Art Classic Youth Award