In November and December 2020 I was in an artist residency at BigCi, Bilpin in the Blue Mountains, while only two hours away it could have been in another country. My work was themed around communication and a cry for help from nature.

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Since 1988 I have experimented with drawing, painting, printing, photography and digital processes in my search for the abstract, this variety becomes part of my concept. Over that time I have worked with realism through to abstract expressionism. Currently my abstract search is pushing me toward post-minimalism and non-objective processes. My life has always been linked to natural areas, and as such my art references the beauty and variety of nature. To that extent I see it as a comment reflecting my concern for the environment. I moved to North Sydney in 2016 and have my studio at St Leonards.

2021 Master of Art (anticipated completion), UNSW Art &Design, Sydney
2005 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, QLD
1989 Diploma Art, University of South Australia
1982 Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Adelaide University

Relevant Experience
2020 Nov-Dec Residency, BigCi, Bilpin, NSW
2016 Idris Murphy, National Art School, Sydney
2015 John Wilson, Traditional Landscapes in Oil, Bathurst, NSW
2013 Rodger Crawford Master Class, National Art School, Sydney
2011 Judith White, Mixed Media, Grafton, NSW
2007 Exhibitions Coordinator at Mangkaja Art Centre, WA
2007 Leonie Norton, Botanical Illustration, Mittagong, NSW
2005-16 Bush Regenerator, Team Leader/Supervisor, Qld
1996-2006 Designer/Producer of Handmade Ceramic Tiles, Qld

Solo Exhibitions
2020 Assorted Memories, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2020 Regulated Random, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2018 A New Way of Seeing, Disorder Gallery, Sydney
2017 Transition, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne
2016 open studio art sale, 2wks in September, Mudjimba, Qld
2016 30×30, The Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, Qld
2009 Six Months, The Organic Cafe Maroochydore, Qld
2008 The Organic Cafe Maroochydore and Envy Cafe Cotton Tree, Qld
2001 Seaview Art Gallery, Moffat Beach, Qld
2000 Installation, ‘Splash’ Chambers Island, Maroochydore, Qld
2000 Frangipani Gallery, Maroochydore, Qld
1990 35mm Slide Series, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide SA
1988 Coastal Photographs, GS Gallery, Willunga, SA

Group Exhibitions
2021 21masters, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2019 Encountering, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2019 Everyone’s Backyard, Creative Space, Sydney
2017-19 resident studio artists, CRE8TIV Studios and Gallery, Sydney
2016 CRE8TIV studio open day, CRE8TIV Studios and Gallery, Sydney
2015 Taste of Art, Friends of Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
2014 Library Exhibition, Friends of Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld
2011/12/13 Annual Exhibitions, Rosebed Street Gallery, Qld
2007 Easter Exhibition, Eumundi, Qld
2005 Passionfruit Gallery, Maroochydore, Qld
2005 Envy Cafe Cotton Tree, Qld
2004 Passionfruit Gallery, Maroochydore, Qld
2004 Envy Cafe Cotton Tree, Qld
2003 Vivid, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
2003 First Exposure Gallery, Maroochydore, Qld
2002 Noosa Tango, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
1993-2002 Sunshine Coast Council Art Competitions, Qld
1999 Installation, Sustainable Urban Living Expo, University of Sunshine Coast, Qld
1999 Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane, Qld
1996 Local Artist, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
1994 Impact Gallery, Maleny, Qld
1993 Santas Stocking, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
1992 Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
1992 Fundraiser, Restless Dance Company South Australia, Adelaide
1991 Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
1991 Annual Exhibition, Royal South Australian Society of Arts
1988 Fundraiser, Chinese Students Association, Adelaide

Prize Finalist
2019 Finalist 9×5 Landscape Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Sydney
2017 Finalist Exhibition, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney
2013 Finalist Exhibition, Kenilworth Painting Prize, Qld
1988 1st prize photograph, Brighton Council Art Exhibition, Adelaide, SA

1990 Commissioned Photographs, Tourism South Australia