I have experimented with drawing, painting, printing, photography and digital processes, as a way to understand the ambiguous intrigue I see in abstract images. During this search I have moved through processes from realism to abstract expressionism. Today my work is a fusion of Abstract, Post Minimalism and Non-Objective processes.
My exploration in art began in the late 1980s as a tool for interpreting nature, and today my abstract art becomes a reflection on the beauty and variety I have seen throughout natural systems.
Variety continues to be the underlying concept throughout my practice. For me this fusion of processes represents a personal link to natural environments while at the same time it represents the links between art and natural processes.
Studies, Experience and Exhibitions
I began my working life with a Printing Apprenticeship, then as a mature student completed an Agricultural Science Degree in 1982. This degree became a trigger for my journey in Art. In 1983 I returned to working in the printing industry, while studying part-time to complete a Diploma of Art along with assorted drawing and design courses.
In the early 90s I moved with my young family to the Sunshine Coast Qld where I started a small business making personalised ceramic designer tiles. In early 2000’s I returned to study and completed a Diploma in Conservation and Land Management. I honed my skills in plant Identification and natural area assessment and worked in this industry until moving to Sydney, continuing to make art when I could.
My first exhibition was in 1988 and I have continued having solo and group exhibitions since and have been a finalist in numerous Art Prizes.
In 2016 I had the opportunity to move to Sydney and study Post Graduate Art at UNSW, full time art and study has helped refine and focus my Art Practice.