“I love exploring the beauty, drama and humour in everyday life.
I like to challenge our modern way of life, often by contrasting it with the past.”
Originally from Albury, New South Wales, I moved to Melbourne to study Graphic Design, graduating from Swinburne University. After working in the graphic arts industry for fifteen years, I made the leap into the world of fine art. Completely self taught, I have worked very hard to develop a unique style and have been a full-time artist since 2007. I specialise in stencil paintings, but have also worked extensively with acrylic paint and linocut printing.
I don't usually enter art prizes as they tend to be very fickle, but ...
Finalist in the $10,000 Stencil Art Prize (2019) winner yet to be announced.
Finalist in the $20,000 Lethbridge Gallery Small Works Prize (2019) winner yet to be announced.
Finalist in the $20,000 Gallipoli Art Prize (2016).
Finalist in the $150,000 Signature of M Art Prize (2008)
Finalist in the Koko Black National Drawing Prize (2008 & 2009).
SOLO EXHIBITION HISTORY
2018 Hawthorn Studio & Gallery - Urban Nature exhibition (with Joe Blundell)
2014 The Stonehouse Gallery
2014-16 The Firehouse Restaurant
2010 The Yellow Door Cafe (Albert Park)
I have been a feature artist at several art shows in and around Melbourne in recent years including:
Canterbury Art Show (2019),
St.Kevins Art ( May 2016),
Roberts McCubbin Art (2015),
Brunswick Art Festival (2013),
MountView Art (2013),
Fairfield Art4All (2012),
Mt.Eliza Art (2009).
GROUP EXHIBITION HISTORY
Summer Exhibition- Hawthorn Studio Gallery 2018
Hong Kong Art Fair - Manyung Gallery 2017
"Stories" Yard Furniture 2016
"Metropolis" Manyung Gallery 2016
Singapore Art Fair - Manyung Gallery 2016
Gallipoli Art prize exhibition 2016
Linden Contemporary Art (Postcards 2008-14)
Brunswick Street Gallery (small works 2011/12 & 2017)
Beechworth Fine Art (2008-10),
Lioli Gallery-Camberwell (2010),
Without Pier Gallery-Cheltenham (2009).
I exhibit regularly at several local and regional art shows, such as the Canterbury and the Camberwell Art Show.
Artist in residence Camberwell Girls Grammar School (April/May 2016) - now employed as a part-time art technician.
I have completed many private commissions and have also donated works to charity auctions such as the Royal Children's Hospital Gala Ball, The Green Gecko Project and the Edmund Rice Foundation.