About

QUALIFICATIONS

Diploma of Art & Design – Painting Victorian College of the Arts & Prahan C.A.E.

Painting Award Victorian College of the Arts,

15mths Travel in Western Europe – with a 3 month stay at the Karolyi Foundation France,

Lecturer, R.M.I.T: Design & Drawing,

1989 Masters of Fine Art – Painting, R.M.I.T.

 

GROUP SHOWS

5 Group Show – Ewing Gallery Melbourne.

The Art of the Real – Macquarie Gallery Sydney.

Young Painters – Macquarie Gallery Sydney.

Mixed Exhibition – Macquarie Gallery Sydney.

Figurative Works – Macquarie Gallery Sydney.

Realist Exhibition – Macquarie Gallery Canberra.

Prahran Show – Warehouse Gallery Melbourne.

Drawings – Macquarie Gallery Sydney.

1999 Diversity – Cowwarr Art Space.

1999 Diversity – Queen Vic Art Gallery.

2000 Beyond Degrees – Tooronga Rd Melbourne.

2003 Motor Works Art Expo – South Yarra Melbourne.

2003 Three’s Company – Catanachs.

2003 Art Expo – St. Catherines Toorak Melbourne.

2004-5 @ 5 Group Show, Metro 5 – Melbourne.

Represented in Private collections, U.K., New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan.

 

COMMISSIONS

2003 – “Nuova Vita” – Sunrise for Nava Homes

2004 – Scotch College Main Oval requested by McLeod Club

2004 “Holding back the sea” for Nava Homes

Represented in Corporate Collections –

1 — SOUTHERTONS….

2–FOCUS PRODUCTS…..

3–MEAD PARTNERS,…..

4– NAVA HOMES,……

5–TAUSSIG & CHERRIE.

 

SOLO SHOWS

1990 Masters Show. R.M.I.T.

1990 A Decade & More – Massoni Gallery Melb.

2001 The Unreal – Catanachs Gallery Melb.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

2004 Finalist in A.N.L. Maritime Art Prize

Artist in Residency for 2005 in Central Australia, at Ayers Rock Resort – Jan.

Artist in Residency accepted for 2006 – March at Ayers Rock Resort

Installation Exhibts at Ayers Rock Airport – July 2005

“In the past I focused on a diversity of genres, a mix of still life, portraiture and

landscape with influences ranging from Varmeer, Holbein, Magritte, Delafield Cooke,

Smart, and Wyeth.”

 

“In recent years the landscape and atmospherics have taken dominance with the suggestion of human presence via man-made structure of objects. The sense of narrative is explored but not explicit, so the viewer becones an interpreter deciphering the significance of the imagery. The ‘nowness of the moment’ with implications of what may have happened or is yet to happen in the scene is part of the intrigue I like to conjure. Exploring paint and its elastic characteristics and playing with colour in the abstract sense is also important to me. I like to think that if the canvas was cut up into small ormat pieces, that the use of paint and colour has integrity in its own right independent of the image and its implied message. My work is quite autobiographical with the changes in my life inevitably becoming the subject matter for my art. Invariably, the landscapes I paint have touched me personally, when I first set up house and was establishing my own home I painted interiors/ still – lives and when I evolved my own family I rediscovered portraiture. However I am not satisfied with painting images that are purely beautiful and rpresentational of my life. I am to make a comment, arouse a thought and provoke the viewer.”