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Artist Statement

I am exploring the idea of memory-inspired emotional responses and feelings of connection to the land by creating works that use light, heightened colour and abstraction. I aim to recreate that sensory moment of awe that we experience when we stand in a landscape and feel the spirit of a place and the interconnected nature of all things.

I believe that the natural environment is the underlying landscape of our existence, not just a refuge of native flora and fauna or an inexhaustible resource to exploit.

I have been developing techniques in oil and acrylic painting which draw on methods used in watercolour and pastel mediums such as transparent washes and layering to enliven traditional techniques and explore the potential to discover new ones. 

Photo by Cathy Ronalds

Exhibitions

2019 'Inland', Red Gallery, North Fitzroy

2018 'Terrainium', Tacit Contemporary Galleries, Collingwood

2014 SAS Artist of the Year Exhibition, Belgrave

2012 ‘Invitation’ Bakery @ 1812, Upper Ferntree Gully

2011 ‘From the North’ Sherbrooke Gallery, Belgrave

2011 Brumfield Winery, Seville

2010 ‘Scene One’ Friends on the Hill, Monbulk

2008 ‘Feathersong’ Round About Time, Kallista

2007 ‘Within the Landscape’ Casey Civic Centre Art space,

2006 Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill

2004 ‘In the Language of Colour’ Cook’s Corner, Kallista

Awards and Prizes

2019 Best Acrylic, Spring Art Awards, Sherbrooke Gallery

2018 C Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia, Lionel Gell Award

2017 HC Spring Exhibition, Sherbrooke Gallery

2017 2nd Prize, 50 Canvas Exhibition, Arvy’s Gallery

2015 HC Small Packages Exhibition, ASMA (Vic)

2014 Sherbrooke Art Society Artist of the Year

2013 Jack Montgomery Award, Sherbrooke Gallery

2013 HC Mont De Lancey Art Exhibition

2012 HC Sir Henry Royce Foundation Australia Awards

2010 1st Contemporary Sherbrooke Renaissance Exhibition

2008 HC Landscape, Streeton Roberts McCubbin Exhibition

2007 1st Prize Pastel Sherbrooke Gallery Spring Exhibition

2005 Sherbrooke Gallery Hans Heyson Award

Group Exhibitions

2019 'Alchemy' Dandenong Ranges Open Studios 

2019 'Creative Harvest' Forest Stone Edge Gallery, Kallista

2018 'Beauty-in the eye of the beholder', Brushes with Life, Arvy’s Gallery, Olinda 

2018 'What Lies Beneath' Burrinja Gallery, Upwey

2017 ‘50 Canvas Exhibition’, Arvy’s Gallery, Olinda

2016 ‘Micro/Macro’ Burrinja Gallery, Upwey

2013 Bakery @ 1812, Upper Ferntree Gully

2012 ‘Brushes with Life’, Malvern Art Gallery, Malvern

2011 Paynter Gallery, Bendigo Pottery, Bendigo

2010 ‘Out of the Blue’ Burrinja Gallery, Upwey

Projects

2018 Coordinator and Curator of Sir Henry Royce Foundation of Australia, Lionel Gell Art Awards.

2016 Coordinator, Organiser and Curator of the Australia Wild Exhibition, Sherbrooke Gallery, Belgrave.

2014 Event Coordinator, Organiser and Curator of the Australia Wild Project and Exhibition. 12 month project, Sherbrooke Gallery, Belgrave.