I am a Sydney based artist painter and I work mainly with acrylic on board of various sizes.

I like to create work from start to finish, cutting my own boards to suit and framing them.

My work usually starts on site and is inspired by a variety of landscapes.

I look for what stands out in the natural environment and focus on the natural shapes and colours to create an abstract image.

I often bring into the work a feature from the surrounding area to enhance the composition.

I try to get a feel of the whole place that I have visited rather than a true representation of a specific scene.

Many of my works have a retouch varnish to protect the work and enhance the colours.

I completed an honours degree in visual arts at the National Art School, Sydney and since that time have been developing my professional practice.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

The Chroma Archival Oils Award (NAS) 2010

The Lennox Street Studio Award (NAS) 2010

Parker’s Material Prize for Painting (NAS) 2011

Waverley Art Prize, 2012 Highly Commended for Works on Paper

Bathurst (Hill End) Residency Program, July – August 2012

Waverley Art Prize, 2013 Winner of the Mayor’s Prize

The Storrier Onslow National Art School Studio Residency in La Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, 2014

EXHIBITIONS

Waverley Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, 2002

Cockatoo Island Drawing Week Exhibition, National Art School 2009

Landscape Exhibition, National Art School 2009

Waverley Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, 2009

Cockatoo Island Drawing Week Exhibition, National Art School 2010

Bronze Casting Exhibition, National Art School 2010

The Grid Show, National Art School 2010

Third Year Graduation Show, National Art School 2010

“Thirteen” Honours Painting Show, Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, 2011

Post Graduate Show, National Art School, 2011

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize Finalist Exhibtion 2012

Broken Cove (Solo Show), Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney 2012

Waverley Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, 2012 (Highly Commended)

Waverley Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, 2013 (Winner Major’s Prize)

Mosman Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, 2013

Portes Ouvertes/Open Studios, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris 2014

Barricade (Solo Show), Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney 2014

Norvill Art Prize, Murrurundi, NSW 2014

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize Finalist Exhibtion 2015

Muswellbrook Open Art Prize Finalist Exhibition 2017

Mosman Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, 2017