3rd AUGUST – 3rd SEPTEMBER
I love what I do. And I find constant wonder in the world which I think this is what drives me to interpret what I see. I often travel in my 1974 VW Kombi Campervan with my little dogs and go on ‘road trips’ to find more inspiration, mainly painting en Plein Air or collecting many studies to develop in the studio.
I see my work developing into semi abstraction, as I don’t want to reproduce a replica but an interpretation of what I am seeing. I often make marks very quickly and then try to ‘pull out’ the colour from the marks and the painting then starts to get a life of it’s own. But hope that viewers can still see the landscape, the interior or whatever it may be that inspired it.
A regular finalist in NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Paddington Art Prize and Calleen Art Award (Cowra Regional Gallery) and in 2014, was invited and the work acquired into the Kedumba Drawing Award. In 2009 I was a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize, with the work selected by Margaret Olley AC. I have had 12 solo exhibitions and exhibited in numerous group exhibitions.