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 into todays fusion of Abstract, Post Minimalism and Non Objective processes.
My exploration in art began in the late 1980s as a tool for interpreting nature, 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. 

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.