Born in Sydney, 1974.
Lives and works in subtropical hinterland on Australia’s east coast.
Running through much of my work is a deep love of the natural world — cloudscapes, the elements of water and light, plants and animals. The act of painting has become a kind of prayer for the continuing survival of the many and diverse species which make up our precious, wild ecosystems.
Inspiration for other works, such as the found object sculptures and Mindscape drawings, comes from casting an eye over my fellow humans: their amusing quirks, fancies and foibles transmogrifying into fictional characters with stories of their own.
Working across a range of mediums — painting, drawing, collage, found-object sculpture and murals — echoes my appreciation of diversity in general: biological, botanical, cultural and social.
I studied for my Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting) at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW and completed my degree whilst on exchange at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.
Gazing out across the land, it is easy to find one's self spellbound. Maybe it's the rose-gold hue of the rising sun illuminating a scribblygum tree trunk, or glittering, backlit raindrops hanging like pregnant jewels from spindly She Oak leaves.
Fleeting glimpses of colour-saturated King Parrots, Splendid Fairywrens and soaring Black Cockatoos entrance.
And then there are the sounds: an ambling echidna navigating a pile of crackly gum leaves; the thump-thump of wallabies as they bound across the land; the whacky laughter of kookaburras at dawn; and the deafening thwop, thwop, thwop of frogs after the rain.