I have experimented with drawing, painting, printing, photography and digital processes, searching for the ambiguous intrigue I see in abstract images. On this search I have moved through realism and abstract expressionism into todays fusion of Abstract, Post Minimalism and Non Objective processes. This exploration began in the late 1980s as a tool for interpreting nature and today my abstract art is a reflection on the beauty and variety I have seen throughout natural systems.
This variety throughout my practice and the fusion of processes, represents my personal link to natural environments and continues to be the underlying concept through my practice.
Petra and me 2017
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 set up a business, making personalised ceramic designer tiles. Returning to study in the early 2000’s I completed a Diploma in Conservation and Land Management, developing skills in plant Identification and natural area assessment.
My first exhibition was in 1988 and I have continued having solo and group exhibitions since as well as being a finalist in numerous Art Prizes. All the time I continued developing skills and knowledge through courses and workshops.
In 2016 I had the opportunity to move to Sydney and study Post Graduate Art at UNSW, this combination has helped refine and focus my Art Practice.