“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.”

ABOUT ME
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 am currently represented by Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, The Manyung Gallery Group  (Mt.Eliza, Sorrento, Malvern), and Seaview Gallery in Queenscliff, Victoria.

ART PRIZES

I don't usually enter art prizes as they tend to be very fickle, but ....

  • 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:

  • Next years 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.

OTHER STUFF

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