On the completion of my Masters of Fine Arts (Research) at the College Of Fine Arts, Sydney 2003, I moved to the Central West. I have been living in Carcoar, Central Western NSW for the past 16 years.
In 2018 I lived and worked in Mutitjulu, Uluru and Kuta Tjuta National Park NT, with the Indigenous Central Desert Artists. My role as Art Project Coordinator had me travelling across Australia with the artists and developing special projects.
I have been a finalist in The Portia Geach Memorial Award (2009), The Country Energy Prize (2009) and also the Dobell Drawing Prize (2009), as well as the Salon des Refuse (2000, 2001, 2002). The work from the Dobell was acquired by the ING Collection for its head office in Warsaw, Poland.
I work in mixed media and oil painting, however drawing is fundamental to my work; and I have more recently brought photography into play as a developmental aspect of the images for The Space Between.
During my time, in the Central West region of New South Wales, my abstract work has been concerned with the transient and unpredictable forces of nature and the marks of man on the environment. For my Hill End Artist in Residence works in 2014 my paintings and drawings transitioned to a more figurative approach. The mysterious forces and layers of time on this unique place, pervaded my sensibility bringing ghostly images to the fore. These ghosts tell stories of desperation, desire, of powerlessness and lost souls.
For me, for the landscape cannot exist without the presence of man who must leave a trace as they move through the lands.
And so, the souls of those whose lives have passed through the land are carried on in my work
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