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
2020 'Listening to the Land, Art at St Francis', Melbourne
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
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
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.